Children’s Camps

Camp Footloose

When: Monday 26 September – Friday 30 September 2016

Where: Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW recognises that children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) experience severe pain, stiffness, fatigue and muscle weakness, often on a daily basis. As a result, we host an annual camp to create a fun environment for children and teenagers with arthritis to learn about their condition and ways of coping with it, meet other kids and teenagers who have the disease, gain and develop leisure and sporting skills, increase confidence and self-esteem and give them the opportunity to gain control over their arthritis and their lives.

Camp Footloose 2016


Please contact Michelle Thompson (02) 9857 3300 or email to secure your place or find out more. Places are allocated on a first-in, first-serve basis. ATTENTION: We have extra places available for Camp Footloose 2016 but registration for these spots close Friday, 29 July 2016. Call Michelle on 1800 011 041 to secure your place!

Camp Twinkletoes

When: 3 – 5 March 2017

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW together with the Kids with Arthritis Branch support and recognise parents/carers and families who have a child with JIA. Camp Twinkletoes is a weekend camp for the whole family, aimed at families with a child diagnosed with JIA under the age of eight years old. This camp offers support, information and skills to better manage their child’s condition as well as educating the child about JIA and giving them skills which increase confidence and build self-esteem. To find out more about the camp contact us on 1800 011 041 or


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