Location: Camp Scatico, Elizaville, New York
For most children, summer camp is simply a good time. For children with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, participation in CCFA Camp Oasis is a life-changing experience.
Children with IBD have special needs that "regular" camps aren't equipped to deal with. Some suffer from malnutrition or other complications and are fed through feeding tubes at night. Others struggle with terrible side effects of pills they must take every day. Most kids with IBD feel isolated and self-conscious -- something as simple as changing in a dorm-like environment can be traumatic for a child who has had ostomy surgery and fears revealing their appliance to others.
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