Camp Warren Jyrch, established in 1973, is an annual, one-wee￼k resident camp program for males and females with hemophilia or other hereditary symptomatic bleeding disorders. It is named after Warren C. Jyrch, the first person with hemophilia to successfully undergo open-heart surgery in Illinois. Camp Warren, a program of the Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois (BDAI), serves as a symbol of hope for a positive future for all who are affected by hereditary bleeding disorders.
Camp Warren has served nearly 1950 campers. Many of these campers have participated in the Counselor-In-Training program and also serve as part of the senior camp staff.
The Board of BDAI has approved the following three statements, which serve as the over-riding philosophy and/or policy for Camp Warren Jyrch.
All camp staff will have a background check done relative to past or pending legal problems. No person shall be hired who fails to successfully complete the above.