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UOAC Ostomy Youth Camp

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UOAC Ostomy Youth Camp

  • To provide an opportunity for young people aged 9-18 with consideration to emotional growth and maturity, who have ostomies or other special related needs (intermittent catheterization; urinary or bowel incontinence; internal pouch; Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis), to attend camp and participate in camp activities under professional supervision
  • Provide formal/informal education on:
  • anatomy and physiology
  • self esteem and coping
  • sexuality
  • Encourage independence and self confidence with personal care and camp activities
  • Provide individual ET and UOAC counselling on physical and psychosocial needs

UOAC Ostomy Youth CampActivities:

  • formal/informal education sessions
  • swimming
  • camp out
  • outdoor recreation
  • rafting
  • arts and crafts
  • dance
  • rap sessions

WHEN: Camp dates for 2012 are July 2-7, 2012

WHERE: Camp Horizon, Bragg Creek Alberta (southwest of Calgary)

WHO: Children between the ages 9 – 18 who have had or who will have bowel or bladder diversionary surgery or who have related special needs ( i.e. self catheterization, bowel and bladder incontinence), due to birth defects, trauma or disease (e.g.. Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cancer, Spina Bifida.)

2 Responses to "UOAC Ostomy Youth Camp"

  1. Alena   March 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Hi,I am from Pakistan.I was diagnosed with IBD at the age of 11.Since then I have been strgiglung with this disease. But you know I am 31 now,happily married and raising a 3 years old girl. I know its difficult for a young child to come to terms with this disease as I faced a lot of problem handling mine. Self determination and spiritual healing are the only useful responses to this disease. I haven’t been on any medication for the past 4 years and it has been under remission since then. My diet, I used a lot of broccoli and it worked like a magic in my case.

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