Summer volunteer opportunity at hemophilia camp

Camp Ailihpomeh, a pediatric hemophilia summer camp for boys ages 7–15, is seeking camp counselors July 13­–19. UT Health San Antonio is among the camp’s sponsors.

University students, faculty or staff may apply to be a counselor by midnight on May 31. To learn more about the application process, click here. While continuing education credits are not available, the camp will provide 150 hours service hours and a letter of recommendation to anyone who volunteers and successfully completes a week of camp as a consoler.

The camp is located at the John Marc Campground at 3247 County Road 1105, Meridian, Texas and begins on July 14, with counselors arriving a day early to receive training.

Information about eligibility to attend the camp as a camper is available here.

The mission of the camp is to serve the needs of boys with bleeding disorders by providing a space for them to participate in camp activities from which they have traditionally been excluded.

The camp provides an opportunity for campers to do the following:

  • Receive education about their bleeding disorder and its management.
  • Strengthen coping skills by engaging in natural outdoor activities.
  • Build a strong foundation by forming relationships with others in the community.

This unique experience gives campers a chance to share the challenges and triumphs of living with a chronic illness.

For any questions, please contact Shawn Lade, clinical research project manager, pediatric hematology, at

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