Sickle Cell Summer Camp

Sickle Cell Camp is 4-day overnight camp with an emphasis on having fun and learning more about Sickle Cell Disease and its management. Sickle Cell Camp provides children and teens opportunities to experience a variety of activities such as boating, arts and crafts, bicycle riding, hiking, fishing, and being outdoors.

Camp is a unique opportunity for these children to participate in activities with the direction of healthcare professionals knowledgable about Sickle Cell Disease and treatment issues.

Camp is staffed by several physicians and nurses who are equipped to provide medical treatment to manage pain crises and transport to local hospitals, should the need arise. The Directors, Counselors and Medical staff have been selected for their skill and caring for the medical, emotional and physical needs of children and teens with sickle cell disease. Each staff person completes and application form and has background and reference checks.

Eligibility for Camp

Any child between the ages of 8 and 15 who has sickle cell disease and who lives in the Pacific Northwest including Alaska is able to attend camp. Campers may bring a sibling based on avaibable space.

Cost for Camp

Thanks to Marcus Trufant Foundation, Metropolitan Seattle Sickle Cell Taskforce, and other donors. Camp is free of charge for all participants. Camp includes round trip ferry transportation, all meals, housing, camp t-shirt, camp memory book, and accident insurance.

Staff Registration

Staff Application: For instructions on the application process, please review the Staff Aplication Cover Letter. Staff applications can be completed and returned to Trinna Bloomquist at 18305 S. Tapps Dr E, Lake Tapps, WA 98391. You may also send scans of the application form in email to trinna.bloomquist@multicare.org or trinna.bloomquist@gmail.com. Staff application forms are due no later than July 24, 2015.

Camper Registration

Camper Application: Camper applications can be completed and returned to Trinna Bloomquist at Hematology Clinic, PO Box 5299 MS/311-1-OC, Tacoma, WA 98415. You may also send scans of the application form in email to trinna.bloomquist@multicare.org or trinna.bloomquist@gmail.com. Camper application forms are due no later than July 25, 2015.


For more information:

  • Seattle (206) 987-7232
  • Tacoma (253) 403-3481