Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area

Upcoming Events

Here's what is coming up: 


Pop-Up Camp Youngblood for Families

This summer we are working with Camp Holiday Trails (CHT) to bring an in-person FREE family camp to a park near you and your family!

What you can expect: 

  • A safe in-person event that will include protocols such as mask-wearing, social distancing, and using a family "pod" model
  • Creative activity programming for the whole family
  • At least one parent and/or caregiver per family needs to be in attendance
  • Programming for ages 5-17 and parents. Ages 5 and under are welcome to attend, but there will not be any childcare/supervision provided
  • Boxed lunch and snacks during event
  • CHT t-shirt and other swag!

Dates, Times, and Locations: 

  • Saturday, July 31st, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Lake Fairfax Park, Fairfax
  • Saturday, August 7th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Hampton
  • Saturday, August 14th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Camp Holiday Trails, Charlottesville

*only one day program/location per family. HACA will not pay for accommodations for out-of-town camps.

Final decisions for eligibility are determined by VHF, HACA, and CHT using Program Registration Guidelines

Thank you to our 2021 camp sponsors: Bayer, Drugco, Grifols, Pfizer and Takeda.

Click here to begin the registration process       



COVID-19 Vaccination Information Session

Do you still have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for yourself or your child? Dr. Michael Guerrera, director of the Children’s National Hospital Hemophilia Treatment Center, will talk about COVID-19 infection, the three available COVID vaccines and the recommendations for persons with a bleeding disorder. The session will take place via Zoom on Thursday, August 19, at 7 p.m. Click here to register.


Chapter Picnic Returns!

HACA will have its annual chapter picnic on Sunday, August 22, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton, VA. Catch up with friends in the bleeding disorders community that you haven’t seen in a long time! Click here to register.


Virtual vWD Education

HACA's annual vWD education event will be virtual again this year, and we have two speakers over two days, July 24 and 25.

The event kicks off on Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with "von Willebrand Disease: A-Z," led by Janet Martin, MSN, RN-BC, CPN, senior clinical specialist for Takeda. Get to know inheritance patterns and types of vWD and its various symptoms, including those that are specific to women. Click here to register.

The session on Sunday, July 25, is from 6-7:30 p.m., and Dr. Gary Kupfer, director of the hemophilia treatment center at Georgetown University Hospital, will talk about treatment options and emerging therapies for people living with von Willebrand disease. Click here to register.

Each household that registers will receive a box of information and giveaways from our event sponsors.