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Teen Support Groups – Teen Retreat

Information on the 2023 Teen Retreat will come late spring. When it is available, please download the entire application and return it to the chapter by mail or fax as instructed before the deadline. If you need us to mail you the application, please call the office at 864 – 350 – 9941. Note: Transportation will be made available by charter bus or parents can drop teens off at camp. Pick up and drop off will be at the HTC- Columbia. (7 Richland Medical Park Dr. Columbia, SC 29203) More information will come once you are registered. 

We believe that teens have a lot to provide to the bleeding disorders community and are a wealth of knowledge for the future. We work throughout t the year to provide opportunities for teens to gather and build lasting bonds, while growing their knowledge of living with a bleeding disorder personally or within their families. Most of our large events will have a teen program tailored just for their needs.

The annual teen retreat is a favorite! 

“The Carolina Crew”

BDASC and BDFNC annually provide a joint teen retreat for teen’s ages 13-18 years. This event is open for anyone ages 13-18 who has either a bleeding disorder or a sister, brother, or parent with a bleeding disorder.  An educational component is included each year on topics related to independence, job and career preparation, advocacy training, and bleeding disorders education. Fun activities are also planned to engage teens and their friends from across both states. Come spend a weekend with friends – new & old! Share your interests, passion, and ideas about how you can make a difference for yourself and in our community. Our program will include engaging activities including learning self-advocacy, sharing your story, and how to adapt to many other life-skill challenges as you learn to transition into adulthood! 

August 10-13, 2023

Camp Canaan
3111 Sand Island Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732

What Will we be planning?

Thursday, August 10       Arrival at camp or pick-up location – Check-in medications with BDFNC/BDASC staff

5:00pm                                      Arrival & Check-In            

6:00pm-6:30pm                       To Cabins/Multi-Purpose Room

6:30pm-7:15pm                       Dinner

7:15pm-7:30pm                       Overview & Friendly Reminders for the Weekend

7:30pm-9:00pm                       Ice Breakers & It’s Up to Us (Advocacy Kahoot and activities)

9:00pm                                     Campfire & S’mores

Friday, August 11

7:30am-8:30am                      Breakfast        

9:00am-11:30am                    Program

12:00pm                                   Lunch

1:00pm-3:30pm                      Program Continued

3:30pm-6:30pm                      Pool Pavilion/Free Time/ Basketball Courts

6:30pm                                     Dinner

7:00pm-8:00pm                       Program

8:00pm-9:00pm                       Ice cream extravaganza & game

Saturday, August 12

8:00am-9:00am                      Breakfast

9:00am-12:00pm                    High Ropes Course or Kayaking

12:30pm                                   Lunch

1:30pm-4:30pm                       Zipline or Kayaking                           

4:30pm-6:30pm                       Lake – Fishing & Swimming Activities/Free Time/Basketball Courts etc. (Sports Field, Basketball, Ping Pong, Ga-Ga Ball)

6:30pm                                     Dinner

7:30pm-10:30pm                    Final Activity

Sunday, August 13

8:30am                                     Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am                    Brainstorm: Ideas for Next Year!

10:00am-11:00am                  Cabin Clean-up/packing

11:30am-12:00pm                  Lunch: Box lunch to go as we depart for home

Check out the Facebook Pictures from the Carolina Crew Teen Retreat 2022!

We gratefully Acknowledge our Teen PROGRAM SPONSORS: