Camp Crescent Moon
With great regret, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we must cancel Camp Crescent Moon this year.
The decision was made by the Camp Medical Director, Dr. Cage Johnson, Camp Director, Mary Brown, lead infirmary personnel and the administrative team. It was a hard decision but the right decision. Our number one goal at CCM is to provide a safe environment for our campers and staff and with all the uncertainties centered around Covid-19 we could not guarantee that.
It is often said that Camp Crescent Moon is the highlight of the year for campers and staff. We know a lot of emotions are going to arise because of the cancellation but keep in mind this is the best thing for everyone. We challenge you to not lose your camp spirit. Camp 2021 is going to be the best camp ever. We promise you! As soon as we lock in the dates for 2021, we will post them on our website.
For our 14 year old Camp Crescent Moon campers who would have had their last camp year this year, we will offer a space for you in 2021 and we are working to develop a special program just for you.
We will keep you updated on any changes. Thank you for your understanding and we are hopeful that you all are taking care of yourselves and practicing social distancing. We will be in touch soon. Be well!
In the meantime, we encourage all of our campers, families, staff, and volunteers to do their part to protect themselves and to help decrease the spread of Coronavirus in our communities.
What is Camp Crescent Moon?
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, the SCDF created the first summer camp for children with sickle cell disease in 1967.
For more than 50 years, we have provided a memorable camping experience for thousands of children with sickle cell disease.