ATLANTA, Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. (SCFG) is sponsoring Camp New Hope July 14-20, 2019 at one of Georgia's most historic and respected camp sites, Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. Register today at www.sicklecellcamp.com as spaces are limited.
Annually, SCFG attracts hundreds of kids of all ages, from all over the country. Campers look forward to the independence, new friendships, new skills and unending fun that a week at camp means. Summer camp is a great American tradition, but for kids with special needs being away from home for a week can be a bit daunting.
For both campers and parents there are plenty of questions about the safety and medical supervision at sleep away camp. Fortunately, for Sickle Cell patients, SCFG offers a trusted, supportive and highly professional, 24/7 medically supervised experience at Camp New Hope.
In addition to the exciting activities such as hiking swimming, boating, Native American crafts, Herpetology, Ornithology, lake ecology and even Putt-Putt Golf, Camp New Hope also offers special medical assistance with doctors and nurses on-hand to ensure that all the campers are safe and feeling free to let loose and enjoy a great week with friends, old and new.
The camp was originally the idea of the Co- Founders of SCFG Dr. Nelson McGhee and Dr. Delutha King, two medical leaders in Atlanta who in 1971 realized that Sickle Cell patients and their families deserved an organization devoted to providing support services, counseling and special research efforts. One of the most important components of the SCFG annual program is Camp New Hope.
SCFG Operations Manager, Jeanette Nu'Man said, "This summer, we are looking forward to our new and expanded program for Camp New Hope. We've added new activities and expanded the days of the camp. There are many specific activities planned to help campers build self-confidence, camaraderie, independence, responsibility, setting and achieving goals and gaining a new appreciation for nature and the environment. We want everyone to be able to participate, so there are scholarships available for many campers."
A testimonial from a Camp New Hope Alumna….
"I'm the woman that I am today because of Camp New Hope," said Jessica Smith, Bachelor Degree candidate, former camper, former counselor and camp parent.
For more information or to apply contact: Camp Associate Kadeem Harrison at 404-755-1641 or visit www.sicklecellcamp.com
The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia is one of the oldest sickle cell-focused institutions in the nation. Our mission is to reduce the incidence of sickle cell disease, to monitor the prevalence of sickle cell and to help improve the quality of life for persons afflicted with the disease. The Foundation sponsors educational programs, conducts sickle cell trait testing, counsels families, supports healthcare providers and coordinates activities that benefit patients throughout the year.
SOURCE Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia