Haemophilia Foundation Queensland recently held its annual Youth Camp. 2014 marks the fourth year since HFQ commenced running the camp and it certainly will not be the last.
The Camp is primarily aimed at boys with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders between the ages of 8 and 25. The Camp, run at Emu Gully, involves facing the participants with activities that are designed to challenge them in different ways.
HFQ has designed the Youth Camp to bring boys out of their comfort zones and overcome barriers associated with their bleeding disorders. One of the big parts of HFQ's Youth Camp is the involvement of its four youth mentors (myself included). These four mentors play a huge part in being a source of guidance for the younger guys as well as taking a lot out of the weekend for themselves.
All in all, the camp was a raging success and achieved everything it set out to and more. HFQ is currently evaluating the camp model to identify how it can be made even better.
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