|SENDING A BIG THANK YOU!
This year at our 17th Kidney Kids Camp, held 16-19 April 2015, we hosted 141 Kidney Kids and their siblings from all over Australia (our biggest group yet!) at our 2015 Kidney Kids Camp, for three days of fun activities and adventures at Kindilan Outdoor Education & Conference Centre in Redland Bay Queensland.
Shout out to our staff and volunteers who lend a helping hand and offer their care and support to these kids.
Our camps offer an awesome way for kids with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to enjoy a wonderful and highly memorable life adventure and make some solid friends for life!
Meet the incredibly courageous Tahlia, who lives with kidney disease
Tahlia attended our 2015 National Kids Camp with her twin sister, and her brother, thanks to the Kidney Kar Rally. Though Tahlia's grandma donated a kidney to her when she was younger, her kidneys aren't functioning as they should be and she is now on dialysis. Our Camp gives kids like Tahlia the opportunity to connect and become lifelong friends with others facing similar challenges, and enjoy lots of adventures and masses of fun.
16TH NATIONAL KIDNEY KIDS CAMP
10 to 13 April 2014 - Runaway Bay, Gold Coast Queensland
Kidney Health Australia hosted 115 kids from across the country, for 4 days of fun at the ‘Around the World in 4 Days’.
- 115 kids attended from ALL states and territories across Australia
- 12 kids on peritoneal dialysis & 2 on haemodialysis
- 15 nursing staff from QLD, SA & VIC
- 80 volunteer carers from Southern Cross University & Q.U.T.
- Y-Lead designed ‘leadership’ activity program
Fun events and adventures included:
- surprise visit by the Gold Coast Suns
- an excursion day to Movie World for everyone
- ‘Carnivale’ Street Carnival: with bouncy castles, petting zoo, fun photo booth, candy floss, Arcade Games, Giant Games, outdoor cinemas
- activity rotation: Bollywood dancers, origami lessons, mad scientist demonstrations, magicians, face painters, cooking lessons
The Mentor Program where former Kidney Kids Campers returned to Camp as young adults, offering support to a younger generation of Kidney Kids, was very successful. See photos on our Facebook >
Find out how to volunteer to help with these activities. Staff supporting our Kidney Kids must present a current Police Clearance Certificate. Enquiries: Camp Co-ordinator: Colin Finch 1800 454 363 or email@example.com
Can you help us? YES you can!
Thank you to all supporters, who help us every day with their donations, to make our Kidney Kids Camps a success. Gifts from trusts and business who provide either funds, their services, or generous gifts.
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OUR KIDNEY KAR RALLY SUPPORTS KIDNEY KIDS CAMP
Our National Kidney Kids Camps are made possible through major and significant funding raised by participants of our annual Kidney Kar Rally. This year they raised over $700,000! We send a BIG THANK YOU to our Kidney Kar Rally teams, navigators, financial supporters and sponsors of each of the Kidney Kar Rally teams, for your dedication and passion supporting our programs every year is just awesome and very much appreciated.