PERTHES KIDS FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND WAS ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES DEALING WITH LEGG-CALVÉ-PERTHES DISEASE, A DEGENERATIVE HIP BONE DISORDER (A RARE FORM OF OSTEONECROSIS OR AVASCULAR NECROSIS) THAT MAKES IT PAINFUL TO WALK, RUN, AND PLAY LIKE MOST KIDS.
WE ARE HERE TO ADVOCATE, EDUCATE, RAISE AWARENESS AND MOTIVATE PARENTS TO CONNECT AND STAY STRONG, ADULTS TO SHARE AND GIVE BACK, AND KIDS TO JUST BE KIDS AS THEY GO THROUGH THEIR PERTHES JOURNEY. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. WE UNDERSTAND YOUR STORY AND ARE HERE TO HELP, AND WELCOME TO OUR PERTHES FAMILY.
Hi Campers, unfortunately we have decided to postpone our in-person Camp Perthes Australia for 2021 and Earl has agreed this is the best course of action right now.
Whilst we understand people will be disappointed by the decision, it is important to keep everyone safe during this period. We considered a number of factors but the recent outbreak in Melbourne, the slow vaccine rollout and the recent transmission of the Delta COVID to a child were all factors of concern. Expressions of interest were also (understandably) low this year with people reluctant to commit to travel and accommodation in the current circumstances, particularly with the states having differing responses to outbreaks and hotspots.
We understand that many Perthes kids and volunteers were looking forward to seeing their old friends and meeting new campers for the first time but we are a resilient and optimistic bunch who will have an extra-good time next year! In 2022, older campers (age 16-18) will be able to continue their camper experience by applying as Volunteer Assistants for the first time.
NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS!
We have already re-booked our campsite at Camp Warrawee in Brisbane for late September next year.
Our kids will be able to participate in the second Virtual Camp Perthes which is running in mid July. Virtual camp is going International in a big way this year and will include USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and South America!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more details as they become available.
Due to COVID19 derailing our plans for Camp this year, we are providing this unique opportunity to grab some face time with your Camper friends. Join us online to chat with Campers past and present from all across Australia, New Zealand and the USA!
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