Camp Crescent 2016
June 27 – July 1, 2016
Camp Crescent offers a place where children who have sickle cell disease can meet other campers, join in many fun activities, and feel more confident about living with sickle cell disease.
Camp Crescent Mission is to provide each camper a comfortable environment to enjoy regular camp activities with other campers who share the same chronic illness, by doing so, it will enhance:
- Develop social skills
Attending Camp Crescent each camper will discover how unique they are despite having Sickle Cell Disease.
Camp Crescent combines the traditional swimming, crafts and campfire with Senior/Junior Counselors and medical staff prepared to meet the special needs of campers who are being treated for sickle cell disease.
Medical professionals are present 24 hours a day.
Listen to the song "Sickle Cell Warriors" created by the 2015 Camp Crescent campers.
|Camp Crescent - A Summer Camp for Children With Sickle Cell Disease|
Activities: Arts and crafts, singing, dancing, campfires, games, archery, swimming, field trip, nature hikes through the forest and a host of other special activities.
Where: Babler State Park in Wildwood, MO. Only 45 minutes from downtown St. Louis, and less than 2 hours from Columbia, MO.
When: Second week in July. Overnight camp Monday – Friday.
Accommodations: Camp Crescent features rustic cabins for lodging, a swimming pool, and various activity centers. Meals are served in a communal dining hall. More than 300 acres of woods create a beautiful setting, which includes playing fields and hiking trails. There is also a recreational building for basketball, games, ping pong, and other camp activities! Transportation to and from Camp Crescent is provided.
Cost: Camp Crescent is offered free of charge thanks to the St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation and our generous supporters.
Who Can Come:
Campers: 8-14 years of age who have sickle cell disease.
Counselor in Training (CIT): 16- 18 years of age, who would like an opportunity to earn High School Service Hours and want the opportunity to make the transition to becoming a Sr. Counselor.
Sr. Counselor: at least 19 years of age who has background training in providing care to special needs children and/or in the medical field pursuing career in caring for pediatric patients. Sr. Counselors attend training sessions in the area of leadership, behavior management, and sickle cell education prior to camp.
Volunteers: Camp Crescent welcomes all volunteers ages 16 and older along with Medical staff who would like to participate in caring for campers along with having a fun time at Camp Crescent. (All volunteers will go through a process.)
For more information about Camp Crescent or for a registration packet, please contact the Camp Director, Ta'Lisa Davis, at 314.454.6119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Crescent has a Facebook Group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/campcrescentslch.
To make a donation to Camp Crescent, please click here and type "Camp Crescent" in the box labeled "Please use my donation in the following hospital department:."