PKU Youth Camp 2018

PKU Youth Camp 2018
  • Date: Tuesday, 02 October 2018
  • Location: Berry Sport and Recreation Centre

Save the date | PKU Youth Camp Tues 2 Oct to Sat 6 Oct 2018 

The Youth Camp is a great opportunity for children with PKU to get together between the ages of 8-17 and enjoy activities such as archery & rock climbing while getting to know about other kids from around Australia who have PKU. They also learn more about PKU, how others manage their PKU, and importantly, become aware of other food ideas and recipes to assist with the diet.
 
The aim of the National PKU Youth Camp is to have a fantastic time with other PKU children. Campers get to experience various outdoor activities that will test their confidence and encourage team bulding and problem solving skills. Just as importantly, campers will get the opportunity to make new friends and try new low protein foods. This amounts to a great deal of fun for all our campers in a safe and well supervised environment. 
 
The cost is $400 for current members of the PKU Association of NSW. 
 
Barbara Slisko   
My name is Barbara and I’m a 21 year old university student living with PKU. I’m supervising this year, as I have for the two previous camps, because not only do I enjoy volunteering but I enjoy the environment where myself and the other supervisors and campers can discuss living our lives with PKU. 
James Robertson   
I live in Maroubra with my wife and three boys, two of whom have PKU. I have been a leader on the previous two PKU Youth camps. I enjoy spending time with family and friends (playing sport, camping, at the beach and cooking.
Paul Melham   
I have two young daughters, 1 with PKU and have been supervising the past 3 camps. The reason why I volunteer to supervise at PKU camps is to gain a greater understanding of how familes manage PKU and also to gain reassurance that Pippa, my daughter, would have every opportunity to thrive and not be held back by her PKU. 
Sarah Slack 
I am the Nutrition Education Assistant at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and help families with the practicalities of low protein diets; providing ideas, resources and hands-on education. I was a supervisor on the last PKU camp and thoroughly enjoyed the week and am looking forward to being involved in the next one because I have seen how beneficial it has been for many of the patients who went to the last camp. The social interactions and friendships formed at camp are invaluable.
 
Registrations for 2018 are closing so secure your place and register now. If you would like to talk to a supervisor, contact James on 0439 977 502 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.