WHAT IS OUR KIDNEY CAPERS ALL ABOUT?
Kidney Kids Capers is a multiday activity program held each year in five capital cities around Australia. The program provides a chance for children living with chronic kidney disease and their siblings a chance to develop much needed peer-support networks.
The Kidney Kids Capers program also provides the perfect environment for parents of kidney kids to get together and develop similar relationships at our ‘Family Fun Days’. First held in 2002, Kidney Capers now attracts around 70 participants in each state.
How do I sign up?
You can find all relevant application forms (as well as terms & conditions of participation and indemnity conditions) and event information at the bottom of this page.
If you have questions, or would like to be added to our database to be informed of upcoming kids programs, call our National Children’s Program Co-ordinator: 1800 454 363 - or firstname.lastname@example.org
KIDNEY KIDS CAPERS HAPPEN IN MY AREA?
This page features just some of highlights from Capers - and the fun adventures!
Next Kidney Kids Capers in WA: 8 December 2013 - Kids Christmas Party: Adventure World
Recent event - 4, 5 & 6 October 2013
*Scitech & Timezone *Laser Tag & 3D Movie *The Great Escape
*Sponsored by Lotterywest
WA hosted three ‘Kids Only Days’ filled with museums, arcades games, laser skirmish, movies and fun parks for all 24 kids and 12 volunteers who enjoyed these adventures. A major highlight - new families came from as far as Albany (5 hour drive from Perth) and two families who had never met before, worked out they were cousins!!
New South Wales - 27 and 28 July 2013
A record number of 53 Kidney Kids enjoyed this two day jam-packed program.
Day 1: Kids Only Day (7-17): Luna Park Sydney
40 kids enjoyed all the fun of Luna Park - non-stop rides, games and entertainment. At end of the day, no one wanted to leave!
Day 2: Family Fun Day: Sydney Swans vs Richmond Tigers at SCG
The thrilling AFL game at the SCG. Lunch in a top floor corporate function room before the game for over of 100 kids, parents and siblings! They watched dad's run in egg and spoons races - families played pirate dress up, to be rewarded with prizes including DVD's from Sanity. The AFL game followed lunch and was a spectacle beyond words!
19 October – Kids Only Day (7-17): Dreamworld * 20 October – Family Fun Day: Australia Zoo
South Australia/Northern Territory
7 September – Family Fun Day: Royal Adelaide Show * 8 September – Kids Only Day (7-17): Beach House
Kids Capers Victoria set a new national record with 130 in attendance. Next year our Kids Capers program will double in capacity across the country.
Day 1: 21 September – Family Fun Day: Royal Melbourne Show Day
This visit to the Royal Melbourne Show included lunch, rides and entry! A highlight was American Clown Bello Knock who walked 95 meters across a tightrope above arena. For many families, this was a first visit to the Show that would not have been possible without Kidney Health Australia.
Day 2: 22 September – Kids Only Day (7-17): Galactic Circus Melbourne
For 6 hours our kids only day allowed for unlimited arcade games, ten pin bowling and laser tag at Melbourne's biggest indoor amusement park Galactic Circus at the Crown Casino in the heart of Southbank. An impromptu dance competition was held with winners given great prizes.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
If you would like to volunteer at Kidney Kids Capers please download the Volunteer Application Form.
Please note that all volunteers must pass the relevant police check guidelines for working with children in their state in order to participate in Kidney Kids Capers.
Applications for volunteering close 6 weeks prior to the activity date in each state.
Can you help us? YES !
Sponsorship for these events or donated funds can help us improve any of our important programs for members of our kidney community, but particularly help us make our recreation events even more special for our Kidney Kids.
Calendar of events - click here to find dates for all upcoming events
Updated 25 November 2013