Virtual Camp Oasis

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Over 15 years ago, we started our residential summer program Camp Oasis to give children with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis a safe place to play, learn and heal. And this summer, kids can enjoy the magic of camp from the comfort of home. 

We're going virtual! Now through August 23.

Register your camper today


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How does virtual camp work?

Once your child is registered, you'll receive weekly emails with a list of planned activities. A typical week may look something like this:

  • Make Something Monday – arts & crafts project
  • Trivia Tuesday – answer our trivia question, or ask your own and have it answered by our medical experts
  • Camp Color Challenge – compete in whacky challenges to earn points for your team color!
  • Throwback Thursday – share your favorite camp memory with us 
  • Philanthropy Friday – thank a donor, fundraise for the Foundation, and learn other ways you can help us find a cure!

All activities can be completed at any time—there is no scheduled time commitment. Materials for each activity and other camp swag will be provided in our Camp in a Box. Supplies are limited, so register soon to secure your Camp in a Box!

We'll feature many of these virtual activities on our Camp Oasis Instagram page. Is your child participating in the fun? We highly encourage you to tag us in photos and videos! They may even end up featured on our page.

Will camp activities vary by location?

In addition to the national programming listed above, local camps will host their own activities during their scheduled camp week. Activities may include virtual cabin chats, campfires, camp songs, talent shows, and a bunch of other local favorites. Open the list below to view local camp dates and contact information.

Local camps

Missouri – Sunday, August 2nd – Thursday, August 6th
Dan Schneiderjohn: [email protected] 

 

New York – Tuesday, August 18th – Sunday, August 23rd
Aarushi Malhotra: [email protected]
Anna Gundersen: [email protected] 

 

Pennsylvania – Monday, August 17th – Saturday, August 22nd
Caneka McNeil: [email protected]
Diane McKenzie: [email protected] 

 

Washington – Sunday, July 26th – Saturday, August 1st
Jodie Delay: [email protected] 

For parents and caregivers

The Foundation is offering three education sessions exclusively for our camp families this summer:

Managing Stress in Challenging Times
Wednesday, August 19 at 8PM EDT
Register today

Pediatric Treatment Options – What’s on the Horizon
Featuring Drs. David Suskind and William Mow
Watch the recorded webinar

Ages & Stages of Transitioning Care
Featuring Drs. Jeanne Tung, Jeff Schwartz, and Rachel Lawton
Watch the recorded webinar

Pediatric resources

We're here to help you support your child with inflammatory bowel disease. Explore the list below to find information on medication, diet, resources for teens, and more.

 

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