Youth Programming (Ages 5 to 12)
Not all children in the bleeding disorder community have equal access to the summer camping programs that are a hallmark of many state-wide bleeding disorder organizations. In partnership with Beyond Recreation, HFA is committed to providing staples of camp: arts & crafts, songs, stories, and opportunities to try something new. HFA wants our youth participants (ages 5-12) to experience enrichment, connection, and growth while attending Symposium. This program promises to provide a camp-like experience where kids can build a national network of friends within the bleeding disorder community.
Anne Henningfeld has over ten years’ experience directing summer resident, day, and travel camps for a variety of populations, including hemophilia, traumatic brain injury, and at-risk youth. Since 2014, she has spent her summers executing her favorite part of summer camp: staff training. Anne completed her master’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Toledo and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. A two-time recipient of the Health Education Award of Distinction from the National Hemophilia Foundation, and the 2009 Michigan Hemophilia Professional of the year, Anne is in demand as a speaker and presenter.