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2024 Camp Youngblood Application Due!

April 10

Pre-Screening Link
*Wednesday, April 10, 2024: Registration will close, and no other applicants will be accepted. All parts of the online camp application must be complete.*

The Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF), the Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area (HACA), and Camp Holiday Trails (CHT) are teaming up again for Camp Youngblood (CYB) in 2024!

Camp Youngblood is a week-long overnight camp at CHT for children ages 7-17 with inherited bleeding disorders, their siblings, and children of members of the inherited bleeding disorder community that reside within the VHF or HACA coverage area. Kids enjoy a week of fun and learning with others that are faced with similar challenges and life experiences. Go here to learn more about the admission guidelines.

Dates: Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 19, 2024

NEW THIS YEAR: Friday, July 19, will be “CYB Family Friday.” Camper families are invited to join in on all the fun starting at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided by CHT, and everyone will depart at 2 p.m. During this time, there will be a mini “family day camp” that will allow campers and their families a glimpse of Camp Magic together! VHF/HACA are looking into providing an overnight stay at a hotel close to CHT on that Thursday, July 18; in the pre-screening survey, please let us know if this would be of interest to you and we will be in touch with more details.

Location: Camp Holiday Trails, 400 Holiday Trails Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Thank you to our Camp Youngblood sponsors: Bayer, CSL Behring, Genentech, Grifols, Novo Nordisk, Takeda, and VCU-HTC

Thank you to our Camp Youngblood Family Education sponsors: CSL Behring, Genentech, Novo Nordisk, and Takeda


Open Enrollment Application: The Camp Youngblood application process is open enrollment and not first come first served. This will allow VHF, HACA, and CHT the chance to review applications and manage the roster according to the application/admission guidelines. *Must adhere to all application deadlines to be considered* Go here to learn more about the admission guidelines.

1. Pre-screening – This is required for ALL applicants, even returning campers.

The enrolling parent/guardian will fill out the short pre-screening survey to determine eligibility » Go here to fill out the pre-screening survey

Within one week of filling out the pre-screening survey you will receive an email from either VHF or HACA, if you do not, please email Heather at heather@vahemophilia.org or 804-740-8643.

If you are NOT eligible you will receive an email from either VHF or HACA letting you know the reason you do not meet the eligibility requirements and a link to the other summer camp offerings from CHT.

If you ARE eligible, you will receive an email from either VHF or HACA with a link to the full CYB application and other important details.

2. Registration –

Use the link provided in the email response to your pre-screening survey and fill out the full CYB application form.
The form and the application process are managed by CHT, if you have questions or concerns regarding this part of the process contact CHT directly at program@campholidaytrails.org or 434-977-3781.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024: Registration is closed, and no other applicants will be accepted. All parts of the online camp application must be complete.

3. Submit All Paperwork and Medical Forms –

Tuesday, May 28, 2024: All camp paperwork must be finalized and medical assessment due – firm deadline.

4. Confirmation and Registration Fee –

Thursday, May 30, 2024: VHF & HACA will email their respective campers and request written confirmation via email response of attendance or camper(s) will be removed from roster. Before removing from roster, every effort is made to contact families (text, phone call, individual follow up email). Registration fee link will be included in this email, to be collected individually by VHF/HACA. Registration fee is $25 per camper. Registration Fee Deadline is Monday, June 3, 2024.

5. Acceptance Email!

Friday, June 7, 2024: CHT sends welcome email to all campers with confirmed spots.

CHT COVID Vaccination Policy Update: CHT consulted with their Medical Director, Dr. Ina Stephens and CHT’s Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), and they have decided to update their COVID protocols for Summer 2024. CHT will no longer require campers, staff, or volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID. They will continue to monitor COVID and community health issues within their region and the impact on medically complex children. They strongly recommend families to speak with their healthcare providers about vaccinating their child against COVID and any other recommended pediatric immunizations.

Please rest assured that they will continue to implement rigorous health and safety measures – including enhanced cleaning protocols, monitoring symptomatic individuals, and requiring all campers, staff, and volunteers to complete a rapid COVID test during check-in on the first day of CYB. The Med Team and year-round staff are well trained to monitor and respond to any potential health concerns and they will remain vigilant in their efforts to create a healthy and secure environment.

We understand that this update may raise questions, and CHT encourages you to reach out to their Director of Programs, Caitlin Carroll, MSW at program@campholidaytrails.org.


April 10


Heather Conner, VHF Assistant Director