“After waiting 3 years, Camp Holiday Trails (CHT) was excited to welcome back our Camp Youngblood families to CHT for the first time since 2019. What an amazing week of laughter, new experiences, pranks and of course making lasting memories. We welcomed at least 16 new campers to Camp Youngblood this summer and cannot wait to see them back with us in Summer 2024. Huge thank you to Dr. Colleen Druzgal from UVA’s Pediatric Hemophilia Treatment Center who was our medical lead for the week along with RN Amy Walker who not only assisted with infusions for some of our campers, but also led infusion clinics where multiple campers and CHT staff received their “golden stick”. The CHT Team looks forward to seeing more of the Camp Youngblood community at upcoming events in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.”

Caitlin Carroll, MSW, Director of Programs, Camp Holiday Trails

“We were all so thrilled to have Camp Youngblood back and were further reminded of the importance of our week of “camp magic”. Counselors, campers, and medical staff were bursting with renewed camp enthusiasm. Although some things were different, campers still enjoyed normal favorite camp activities such as the rock wall, the zip line, fishing, archery, and horse riding. New this year was a passion for making friendship bracelets and trading them back and forth between all present. Looking forward to seeing all our campers back next year to continue to build our camp family.”

Amy Walker, RN, BSN, VHF Board Member, Nurse Camp Youngblood