Children’s Camps

Camp Footloose

 

When: Monday 25 September – Friday 29 September 2017
Where: Berry Sport and Recreation Centre, 660 Coolangatta Road, Berry NSW 2535

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.

Please contact Jenny Lewis on 02 9857 3300 to find out more or make an application. Places are allocated on a first-in, first-serve basis, with some spots reserved for new families.

Go to our Camp Footloose page >

 

Camp Twinkletoes

When: 7 – 9 April 2017 (2018 dates to be confirmed)
Where: The Tops Convention Centre (2018 venue to be confirmed)

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW recognises 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.

Please contact Jenny Lewis on 02 9857 3300 to find out more or make an application. Places are allocated on a first-in, first-serve basis, with some spots reserved for new families.

Go to our Camp Twinkletoes page >

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