Where can kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis spend a week making life-long friends, share stories, and have the time of their lives? Camp Oasis is a place just for kids with IBD and it offers fun, friends and support. At Camp Oasis, there are activities for every interest: swimming, boating, fishing, archery, arts & crafts, zip lines, ropes course, campfires, talent show, and so much more!
Camp Oasis also provides 24 hour medical supervision by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals with experience treating children with IBD. We have dedicated and understanding counselors– many of whom have IBD themselves– who are carefully screened and trained. Camp also provides an environment where campers realize they are not alone in their challenges and can just be themselves.
Any child with medically stable Crohn’s disease or colitis is welcome to apply. Campers must be entering grades 2-11, and Leaders in Training must be entering grade 12 in fall 2019. Volunteer counselors must be at least 19 years old and meet all of the requirements of the job. The cost to attend camp is $400. Scholarships are available to those who qualify.
Camp Oasis Michigan will run from July 7, 2019 to July 13, 2019 at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, Michigan. This camp serves campers from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Registration is now open. Space is limited so apply early!
IBD Awareness Week Webinar Series
Many thanks to our speakers for their efforts in this year's webinar series. The recordings are available below.
Financial Resources for IBD Patients
Marci Johnson, LISW-S, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Rebecca Crum, RN, BSN, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Moving Beyond Current Treatments: New Therapies for IBD
Susan Kais, MD
Grand River Gastroenterology
Herb & Weeds: Evidence Based Complementary Therapy for IBD
Bob Isfort, MD
Diet & Nutrition with IBD
The Cleveland Clinic
Local Education Programs
Save the Date!
IBD Education Day
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Power of Two Program
Interested in peer-to-peer support? Not finding a support group in your area? Power of 2 is a peer-to-peer support program for individuals seeking to talk by phone to other patients or caregivers with IBD. Please note that this is not an emergency service and matches are typically made within one week. If you need more immediate assistance with your questions, please call our IBD Help Center at 888-MY-GUT-PAIN (888-694-8872, extension 8), or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently not accepting applications from new mentor volunteers while we assess our current mentor list. Please contact your local chapter for other volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in signing up for the Power of 2 program, please e-mail email@example.com or call 888-694-8872 x 8 to learn more.
IBD Help Center
While our educational resources contain almost everything you might need to know about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, there are some things that you’ll want to talk with a Crohn’s and colitis information specialist about.
Whether you’re looking for a specific resource, referrals to other organizations, or answers to questions you can’t find anywhere else, you can speak with helpful specialists at the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s Irwin M. and Suzanne R. Rosenthal IBD Resource Center (IBD Help Center), Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST:
Speak with a specialist by telephone at 888-MY-GUT-PAIN (888-694-8872)
Connect with a specialist via email
Chat live with a specialist - Please note, currently the live chat option will not be available on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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Crohn's & Colitis Community
We know living with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis can be difficult, but the right resources and support can make day-to-day living easier. Join our free online community to get the support you need in managing your condition. Participate in discussion boards, personal stories, ask a question to our panel of experts and much more. The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Community is waiting for people just like you. Join today!
Online Support Group
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Online Support Group connects people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who face similar challenges. This 4-week series consists of weekly chat sessions that cover specific IBD-related topics and allow participants to share their views on each topic. Each 90-minute chat session is guided by a Crohn's & Colitis Foundation moderator.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's first interactive, college student focused website is now live! If you’re a college student living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, you can connect to our online community through Facebook to start discussions with other students who are also affected by Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Students can log on, plot themselves on a map, post events on campus, find events on campus and more! There are great resources for students to use and share with others. Share this site with all college students with IBD so they can connect with others around the country.
Click to see our National Advocacy updates! We have many exciting new developments with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and legislation, and we can only continue to grow these efforts with advocates.