THE 16TH NATIONAL KIDNEY KIDS CAMP
Planning is underway for the 16th National Kidney Kids Camp to be held
on the Gold Coast, Queensland - from 10 to 13 April 2014.
Applications will be released later in the year, so stay tuned for updates!
Kidney Kids Camps are especially for 'Kidney Kids' (7 to 17) with Chronic Kidney Disease
Kidney Kids Camps are a 5 day recreational camp conducted in either Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
These camps offer Kidney Kids with Stage 3 or greater can attend camps - and their siblings:
5 days of respite for parents/guardians/carers
an opportunity for Kidney Kids to interact with other kids living with kidney disease, and to form strong support networks
siblings get a chance to better understand CKD and meet other siblings of kids with CKD
lots of adventures and masses of fun - see videos below for past examples of fun at camp
Find out how to volunteer for Kidney Health Australia and help with these activities. Staff supporting our Kidney Kids must present a current Police Clearance Certificate. For further information call our Camp Co-ordinator, Stephen Anderson - 1800 454 363 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kidney Kar Rally
Our National Kidney Kids Camps are made possible through major and significant funding raised by participants of our annual Kidney Kar Rally. Drivers, navigators and supporters of each rally car are dedicated and passionate about supporting our programs.
Funding is also provided via our Lottery campaigns (if you bought a ticket you've helped fund this camp).
FUN AT THE 15TH NATIONAL KIDNEY KIDS CAMP 2013
Kidney Kids Camp 'Hollywood' was held in April at Kindilan Outdoor Education & Conference Centre in Redland Bay Queensland. Everyone attending enjoyed fun galore - but particularly the 80 kids who attended this year's Kidney Kids Camp. Fun adventures included a day at Movie World on the Gold Coast and so much more! Our 'Superman Dan' was in residence, popping up here and there, much to the amusement of the kids. Singing songs, comparing stories makes for kids that sleep well at night. See some photos below.
Call Camp Co-ordinator, Stephen Anderson - freecall 1800 454 363 or email@example.com
Can you help us? YES you can!
Thank you to all of our supporters, who help us every day with their donations, make our Kidney Kids Camps a success. These are gifts from various trusts and business organisations, who provide either funds, their services, or generous gifts.
Sending a BIG THANK YOU to the participants and fundraisers in our Kidney Kar Rally, who do such an amazing job of fundraising every year.
Many thanks to Sanity for some great goodies for our Kidney Kids
THE KIDNEY KIDS CAMP 2012
Our 'Join the Circus' Camp involved kids from across Australia (all states except NT - though offered via SA treatment provider)
- 66 children attended camp in 2012 (highest number of Kidney Kids at any National Camp).
- 43 volunteer carers mostly from local universities assist in caring for the kids (and some ex Kidney Kids mixed in as well).
- 15 health professionals from paediatric renal units around Australia supervised medical care.
- 47 of the children have kidney disease (from 47 families) with 19 siblings.
- 8 children received Peritoneal Dialysis (treatment overnight at camp).
- 3 children received haemodialysis (treatment at Monash Medical Centre near camp).
- 29 children at camp had a functioning transplant
Children were flown (covered by KHA) from around Australia to meet in Victoria. Kids take part in camp activities like High Ropes, Flying Fox, Giant Swing & Archery. Some are confidence building activities such as circus performance skills, karaoke and a camp concert with fun excursion day activities - Circus and Laser Skirmish!
Videos tell the stories of awesome adventures and fun at Kidney Kids Camp 2012
Also check out photos from Kidney Kids Camp (click link to go to Flickr)
Flash Mob - Kidney Kids Camp 2012!
KIDNEY KIDS CAMP - 'CAMP ROCK' 2010
Belair in Adelaide Hills area of South Australia October 2010
Camp 'rocked' with forty-two Kidney Kids, enjoying awesome adventures - kids from Western Australia, Queensland, Sth Australia and Victoria - supported by thirty one volunteers, ten health professionals and six health staff.
Click on this YouTube video to see some of their adventures and fun.
Kidney Kids enjoyed - flying fox, pool volley ball, high ropes, giant swing, team challenges, karaoke, ten pin bowling, a hip hop/break dance workshop - Punks, Popstars, Rappers and Metalheads!
KIDNEY KIDS CAMP DIARY 2009
'Lost in the Sth Pacific' Gold Coast, Queensland
Mayday, mayday! A missing aeroplane is reported in the South Pacific after a tropical storm. We crash landed at unknown location!
Aloha! Friendly natives looked after all stranded. After they settled into their huts, kids explored the new land called Tallebudgera with all new and old friends.
In the afternoon we enjoyed games (kite building, sand sculpturing) then we were welcomed by the island natives.
Updated 25 November 2013