Camper Eligibility

To be eligible for the Summer Camp Program, applicants must…

  • Have a qualifying medical diagnosis (see below), be the sibling of a medically qualifying camper, OR be the child of a medical volunteer.
  • Be 6-16 years of age for Sessions 1 through 6 OR 17-21 years of age and have previously attended a Double H program for the Alumni Session.
  • Function at a cognitive age of at least 6 years old.
  • Be fully vaccinated in accordance with CDC recommendations, including COVID-19. This means campers must have a complete primary series of either Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines OR one dose of the bivalent vaccine. The COVID booster is highly recommended.

All submitted applications are reviewed for approval by the Double H Medical Team based on the eligibility criteria, the specific needs of each child, as well as our ability to provide a safe, medically sound camp experience. The Double H Medical Team will make all final eligibility decisions.


Qualifying Camper Medical Diagnoses

  • Hemophilia
  • ITP (immune thrombocytopenia)
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Thalassemia
  • Von Willebrand Disease

  • Leukemia
  • Other Cancers

  • Congenital Cardiac Defects

  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • CAH (congenital adrenal hyperplasia)

  • IBD (irritable bowel disorders)
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Other IBDs
  • Short Bowel Syndrome

  • CFC (cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome)
  • Friedreich Ataxia
  • Gaucher Disease
  • Hereditary Angioedema
  • Juvenile Huntington Disease
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
  • MPS II (Mucopolysaccharidosis II or Hunter syndrome)
  • Niemann-Pick Disease
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease
  • Progeria
  • Protein C Deficiency
  • Skeletal Dysplasia
  • Vanishing White Matter Disease
  • Williams Syndrome

  • CVID (common variable immunodeficiency)
  • EOE (eosinophilic esophagitis)
  • HIV & AIDS

  • Glycogen Storage Diseases
  • Lysosomal Storage Diseases
  • Maple Syrup Urine Disease
  • Metal Metabolism Disorders
  • Mitochondrial Diseases

  • Autoimmune Neuropathies
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Giant Axonal Neuropathy
  • Hydrocephalus (shunt dependent)
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome

  • Arthrogryposis
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes
  • Faconi Anemia
  • Jacobsen Syndrome
  • KBG Syndrome
  • Russel-Silver Syndrome
  • VACTERL Association
  • VATER Syndrome

  • Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Juvenile Dermatomyositis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


Camper Eligibility Questions

If you're unsure if your child is eligible for a Double H program, our Admissions Office would love to talk more with you. Please let us know your questions below.

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Questions about eligibility requirements? Please contact Tara Bogucki, Admissions Director     |     518-696-5676 x222.