Camp Twinkletoes

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Camp Twinkletoes is an annual event designed to help families caring for young children with juvenile arthritis. The program has four essential elements:

> Education for parents
> Fun for children with juvenile arthritis
> Much-needed attention for siblings
> Experience-sharing between families.

For a family with a newly diagnosed child, the future is uncertain. Camp Twinkletoes supports families to adapt to this uncertainty and build the mental strength to care for their children in the most positive way possible.

Who is Camp Twinkletoes for?

> Children with juvenile arthritis under 8 years of age, accompanied by a parent or carer.
> Family members, siblings, extended family and close friends are also welcome.

Dates and venue for Camp Twinkletoes 2018 to be confirmed.

About this year’s Camp Twinkletoes (7-9 April 2017)

Program Overview

The program commenced on Friday evening (7 April) with a welcome dinner and facilitated discussion between families.

After a bush walk on Saturday morning, parents and carers attended four education sessions, while children enjoyed craft, games and launching bottle rockets.

READ OUR BLOG for more about Camp Twinkletoes 2017 and share your appreciation for our supporters who generously donated gift vouchers and products for the parents, carers and children attending Camp.

Guest speakers for 2017

> Dr Jeffrey Chaitow, Paediatric Rheumatologist
> Anne Senner, Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Consultant
> Melanie Ryan, Senior Physiotherapist at Westmead Children’s Hospital

Venue

The Tops Convention Centre, 51 Bendena Garden, Stanwell Tops NSW 2508

Photos from camp

Below is a selection of photos from this year’s camp. These and more are available for purchase from the Stonemeadow Photography website.

Contact

If you have any questions about attending Camp Twinkletoes, please contact Events Officer Jenny Lewis on 02 9857 3300.

To discuss opportunities to sponsor our camps for children, please contact Fundraising Coordinator Monique Pockran on 02 9857 3300.

Volunteer at camp

Help us make a difference to the lives of families affected by juvenile arthritis by volunteering for our future Camps. As a volunteer, you will assist and/or lead craft and games activities.

Volunteering for Camp Twinkletoes requires a commitment of 2 days.

Read more about the role by downloading a copy of the Volunteer Leader Position Description and email info@arthritisnsw.org.au to express interest in volunteering.