2019 Connections: Education Day for Families of Kids with IBD
at YMCA Camp Colman

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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00 am-7:00 pm
YMCA Camp Colman, 20016 Bay Road KP S, Longbranch, WA 98351

Join the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Northwest Chapter for a special day of education and support for the whole family of pediatric Crohn's and colitis patients! Featuring leading pediatric IBD providers speaking on a variety of topics, we'll provide the whole family with the information and resources.values on dock small.jpg

Kids must be 7-18 years old to attend and must attend the kids' track; they cannot sit in on parents' sessions. Children younger than 7 may not attend the event. The IBD patient must be younger than 18 at the time of the event. 

Cost: Cost is $30 per family or $10 per person. If this fee presents a barrier for your family, please contact Jodie at jdelay@crohnscolitisfoundation.org to request a scholarship. This fee is refundable if you cancel at least 5 days in advance. 

ghassan teaching.JPGFood: Lunch, dinner, and snacks will be provided for attendees. Exact menu will be announced to all registrants prior to the event. We strive to accommodate every diet but we also welcome you to bring food from home. The YMCA is a nut-free camp. 

Overnight Option: Recognizing that it's a long day and some families are traveling long distances, participants have the option to arrange with the YMCA to stay at camp overnight Friday and/or Saturday nights. Kids must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. Accommodations are cabins with bathrooms, 1 per family. Light breakfast included. Those staying overnight Friday may arrive anytime after 4 PM; Friday dinner is not provided. Parents are responsible for chaperoning their kids outside of the event hours of 10 AM-7 PM on Saturday. 

Direct questions to Jodie DeLay, Education Manager, at jdelay@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or call or text 917-903-5047.

Agenda (subject to change):

9:00 AM - Check in opens; tours of camp. Coffee and tea provided.

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  • Parents - Lectures including "What is remission? What is a flare?" "How does my GI provider decide which therapy is best for my child?" "Brains in your gut: Why psychosocial health matters"  
  • Kids will have the opportunity to explore camp with chaperones and participate in activities like climbing wall, boating, gaga, archery, and giant swing. Ropes and giant swing are only open to those 9 and older. 

12:15-1:00 PM - Lunch all together

1:00-4:00 PM - Groups divided by patient's age will rotate through three sessions:jessica wyatt a&c.JPG

  • Age-specific IBD lecture / activity - Parents and kids split - Led by 
  • Coping strategies discussion - Parents and kids split 
  • Art therapy activity - Family all together


4:30-5:30 PM - Values Sessions - divided into groups of ~8 people for a guided opportunity to share with fellow parents, siblings, or patients. 

5:30 PM - Dinner all together

6:00-7:00 PM - Closing campfire 

Starting at 7:00, parents will be responsible for chaperoning their children. We ask that anyone not staying overnight leave camp by 8 PM. Those staying overnight are asked to respect quiet hours from 10 PM-7 AM.

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If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Jodie at jdelay@crohnscolitisfoundation.org.

Thank you to the sponsorship and partnership withSCD IBD center logo

Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
20016 Bay Road KPS
Longbranch, WA 98351

If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

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