FAQ'S FOR PARENTS
CAMP PURPLE LIVE 2017
WHERE WILL THE CAMP BE HELD IN 2017?
This year the camp will be at El Rancho in Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast. It is a wonder facility and you can view the camp at: www.elrancho.co.nz
WHEN WILL THE CAMP BE HELD?
The camp will be from Friday 13th – Tuesday 17th January. We have arranged the camp to coincide with school holidays.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
There will be a registration fee of $50 per camper. All other costs, including airfare, will be covered by CCNZ, with the help of our generous sponsors. The registration fee will be waived if it will cause financial hardship.
MY CHILD IS ON MEDICATION. HOW WILL I BE SURE HE/SHE GETS THEM AS ORDERED?
All medications will be collected at the start of camp and dispensed and recorded by our medical staff.
MY CHILD IS ON INFLIXIMAB (REMICADE). HOW WILL THIS BE HANDLED?
We will not have facilities to give IV infusions at camp, but will work with your regular doctor to plan the infusion just before the start of camp. Injections of adalimumab (Humira) will be given under the supervision of our nurses.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD GETS ILL DURING CAMP?
The camp is staffed by two gastroenterologists and three IBD nurses who will be on site and available 24/7. We have direct access to local facilities, including Capital Coast DHB and Hutt Valley DHB. All efforts will be made to contact parents immediately if there is a serious medical issue.
WHAT IF MY CHILD CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN ALL THE ACTIVITIES?
Children are continually reminded to talk to their camp leader if they are not feeling up to participating in a particular activity. All camp leaders have personal experience with IBD and are sensitive to the issues of our campers.
MY CHILD HAS NEVER BEEN AWAY FROM HOME. WHAT HAPPENS IF HE/SHE GETS HOMESICK?
Being away from home for the first time can be difficult for some children, but this experience fosters growth, self-confidence, and independence. Our staff has experience with dealing with this issue and each situation will be handled on an individual basis.
HOW WILL MY CHILD FLYING ALONE BE HANDLED?
All children will be handed over by one of the airline staff personally to a camp representative upon landing. Arrangements will be made for this at the time of the airline booking.
CAN MY CHILD BRING HIS/HER CELL PHONE OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES?
Without the distraction of cell phones, campers bond with new friends and get the most out of the camp experience. All cell phones and other electronic devices will be collected at the start of camp and returned at certain times during camp i.e. free time.