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UOAC Ostomy Youth Camp

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.)