2018 Christmas Appeal Camps for Kids with JIA

Our two annual camps for kids and young people with juvenile arthritis are a highlight of our calendar here at Arthritis NSW. 

Arthritis affects 1 in 5 people in New South Wales and it does not discriminate. The latest statistics show that juvenile arthritis now affects 1 in every 800 Australian children, currently 3000 in NSW.

For young people, the pain of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is not only physical. It can impact their self-esteem and confidence and undermine their sense of adventure, feelings of belonging and academic achievement.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW (AONSW) needs your support to help the many children and families affected by this disease. Our programs include two annual children’s camps, Camp Twinkletoes and Camp Footloose, which provide education and support to families and young people.

For a closer look at Camp Footloose in action go to YouTube: Camp Footloose 2016.

With your help we will continue to deliver, and hopefully expand, our program of camps for children with JIA