Amy Shapiro, M.D., the medical director for Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, Inc. (IHTC), originated a summer camp for young Hoosiers with bleeding disorders in 1988, while serving as a pediatric hematologist at Indiana University Medical Center. In 1998, the IHTC was created and moved to St. Vincent Hospital on the north side of Indianapolis. To continue the summer camp tradition for her young patients, Dr. Shapiro and the IHTC established Camp Brave Eagle in 1999.

Hemophilia of Indiana (HOII) and IHTC continues our collaborative efforts to make camp a success. We have combined our efforts to provide excellent medical staffing and programming. Fundraising efforts continue to be done primarily by HOII.

Camp Philosophy

Camp Brave Eagle is a wonderful opportunity for children with bleeding disorders to participate in a traditional summer camp experience. Our camp encourages self–sufficiency, builds confidence, increases campers’ self–esteem, and promotes a positive outlook. Camp Brave Eagle also aims to strengthen the sense of community among young Hoosiers with bleeding disorders and their families. Of course, the main objective is to have FUN!

Our Mission

At Camp Brave Eagle, our goal is to develop future leaders by teaching confidence and self-sufficiency, improving self-esteem, and fostering community.