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A safe haven for young people impacted by brain injury

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STRONGER TOGETHER

This camp is for young people aged 7 - 18 years old, their families, whānau and aiga who have a loved one with an acquired brain injury.  This includes young carers; siblings and young people whose parents have acquired brain injuries.  

Date: 11:00 am Friday 1 September - 1:00 pm Sunday 3 September 

Camp location:  Tui Ridge, 260 Anderson Road, Rotorua

Ages:  7 - 18 years old

Download and complete the registration forms below and email them to register@campunity.org.nz.

Limited spaces available

This camp is for young people aged 7 - 18 years old, their families, whānau and aiga who have a loved one with an acquired brain injury (ABI).  This camp will be run by individuals with firsthand experience of the devastating ripple effect of ABI. Each survivor, family/whānau/aiga member and child within families have all felt along in their journey.  The lack of awareness and support for individuals in NZ have led to their isolation. 

Who is this camp for? 

This camp is for young people affected by ABIs.  That include young people with an ABI, their siblings, and young people whose parents have an ABI.  At least one parent/ caregiver is required to attend per family. 

Why are we putting on this specialised camp? 

These young carers often feel alone, left out and overwhelmed as some many step into caregiving roles at young ages.  They are unintentionally left in the shadows as the family struggle to care for the person with the ABI.  Many young carers tend to hide their feelings as they see themselves as less important compared to the challenges the injure faces.  

What will the camp entail? 

This camp provides a safe haven so they can be themselves in an inclusive environment where other participants understand what they are going through.   

Programme

Kids' 

  • Fun Activities: rock climbing; flying fox; giant swing; bubble soccer; confidence course; vision boards and many more.

  • Empowerment workshops:

    • healthy coping skills on how to deal with their daily struggles;

    • importance of communicating their feelings; and\

    • building up their self-esteem and confidence.

Teens 

  • Fun Activities: team building; rock climbing; a flying fox; giant swing; bubble soccer; and many more.

  • Empowerment workshops:

    • Vision boards.

    • Healthy coping skills on how to deal with their daily struggles.

    • Importance of communicating their feelings.

    • Building self-esteem and confidence.

Parents:

  • Time to form connections with other parents

  • ‘Grieving for the living’ & ‘grieving for what was’ seminar

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