Camp Crescent Moon is more than just a camp for children with sickle cell disease, Camp Crescent Moon changes lives. All of the campers learn more about sickle cell disease, coping strategies, and standing up for themselves when they are misunderstood because of their disease.
While at camp, the children participate in skill building activities, are exposed to new challenges and have the chance to form very important, life-long friendships. Camp Crescent Moon has been successful because of the dedicated staff which helps each camper become more self-confident and more self-reliant.
As part of the specialized programs and services offered by the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California, the SCDFC created the first summer camp for children with sickle cell disease in 1967.
For 52 years, we have provided a memorable camping experience for thousands of children with sickle cell disease.