A fun place for learning, playing, and healing
Dealing with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as a child is even more challenging. That is why the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation proudly established Camp Oasis exclusively for children with IBD over 15 years ago.
This residential summer camp program enriches the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by providing them with a safe and supportive camp community. Watch the video below to learn more, and make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for a preview of the Camp Oasis experience!
We also recognise that not all families will be comfortable sending their child to in-person camp or will be unable to meet our safety requirements; for this reason, we created [email protected]. [email protected] will offer fun and interactive virtual sessions including cabin chats, arts & crafts, Oasis Fest, plus a personalised Camp-in-a-Box!
A life-changing experience
Since all of the campers (and many of the adults) at Camp Oasis are living with IBD, our supportive community allows them to:
- See that they are not alone
- Try all sorts of new sports and activities
- Create friendships with people who truly understand them
- Gain confidence and independence
- Put aside their troubles, and just be a kid
Outstanding medical care
Our volunteer physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals are available for 24-hour care, and work to ensure campers follow the regimen prescribed by their doctors back home.
A quality program
Camp Oasis was built upon the highest standards of care, and offers activities that appeal to every taste:
- Visual and performing arts
- Land and water sports
- High ropes and other outdoor adventures
- Leadership development (for our oldest participants)
Our schedule also allows your children plenty of time to relax, get to know one another, and share the best medicine of all — laughter!
The Foundation carefully screens and trains all volunteer staff — many of whom are adults also living with IBD. These responsible and empathetic individuals work hard to ensure that every camper feels safe, comfortable, and has the time of their lives.
Remember, you and your child are not alone in the IBD desert. Find a Camp Oasis nearest you!