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.)


  1. Alena

    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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