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HACA/VHF Teen Retreat Virtual Education Series

June 28, 2020 - July 14, 2020

Join the teens of the Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area (HACA) and the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) for our Teen Retreat Virtual Education Series.

These educational opportunities are for teens age 13–17 who live within HACA/VHF territory and meet one of the following criteria: Have a bleeding disorder, are the sibling of someone with a bleeding disorder and/or have a parent/caregiver with a bleeding disorder. Each session must be signed up for individually, you do not have to sign up for all in order to participate.


Date/Time: Sunday, June 28th at 2:00 pm

Topic: Looking to the Future: Careers and How They are Evolving!

Presenter: Kirstin Drye

HACA member and human resources expert Kirstin Drye will lead a discussion about future career aspirations, the possible role of your bleeding disorder, and how the pandemic may influence your choices. There will also be fun games and opportunities to connect with your peers.



Date(s): Monday, July 6th – Friday, July 10th

Join VHF, HACA and Camp Holiday Trails (CHT) for exclusive virtual sessions for teens! Program Director McKenzie has planned fun live and recorded activities so you can bring the magic of Camp home. There will be a teens only hangout, virtual campfire and more.

If your teen would like to have access to this week of content, please go to the link below to fill out the CHT waiver and sign up for virtual programming! Filling out the waiver is mandatory for families who would like to participate. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact McKenzie at program@campholidaytrails.org or 434-960-1377.

Go Here to Fill Out CHT’s Waiver 


Date/Time: Tuesday, July 14th at 7:00 pm

Topic: Virtual Reality: Advocacy Meetings in the Age of Zoom

Join the HACA/VHF advocacy committee for an interactive discussion on the how-to’s of setting up and leading a virtual advocacy call with your legislator! This virtual chat is designed for adults, as well as VHF/HACA teens age 13–17.


As we gather virtually to discuss, share and learn, we ask that all VHF virtual program participants be thoughtful in their interactions and follow video meeting etiquette and rules of engagement. Disruptions to a session may lead to the removal and/or disabling of the participant’s video and microphone for part of or for the entire session. Thank you for helping VHF ensure a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and staff. Go here to read video meeting etiquette and rules of engagement.

Thank you to our Teen Retreat Sponsors: Accredo, Genentech, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer and Takeda


June 28, 2020
July 14, 2020