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.
Download our 2017 Camp Twinkletoes Flyer for families below:
About Camp Twinkletoes 2017
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.
> Dr Jeffrey Chaitow, Paediatric Rheumatologist
> Anne Senner, Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Consultant
> Melanie Ryan, Senior Physiotherapist at Westmead Children’s Hospital
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.
The Tops Convention Centre, 51 Bendena Garden, Stanwell Tops NSW 2508
Dates for Camp Twinkletoes 2018 to be confirmed
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 Monique Pockran on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest in volunteering.