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Camp Purple Live 2021


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Camp Purple Live is a Camp for children and teens with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, collectively known as IBD.

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Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic autoimmune diseases that affect the digestive system, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Both cause debilitating pain, hospitalisations, repeat surgeries and a severely reduced quality of life. New Zealand has one of the highest incidence rates of IBD in the world. Despite this IBD remains a closet disease, shrouded in silence and relatively unknown. Dealing with IBD as a child is even more challenging. It means missed school days, frequent hospitalisations, and often social isolation. That is why the Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust (CCNZ) organised a NZ based summer camp runs annually. Camp Purple Live!

The first ever Camp Purple Live was held in 2015 at Camp Adair in Auckland. We have also held camps at Living Springs outside Christchurch and El Rancho in Waikainae. The children and teens who attend are between 9 and 17 years of age and come from all over New Zealand. Many of these children have never before been to camp due to their disease.

The camp is extremely important. It helps the children build self-confidence, independence, self-esteem, resilience and empowerment. All the things that normal kids get from camps. However the key difference being that they are doing this in a safe and supportive environment, geared to children with IBD. They get to meet kids their own age, usually for the first time, who understand the challenges that people with IBD face every day. It provides an opportunity to develop support networks with their peers and make lifelong friends. It lets them know that they are not alone.

At the camp the kids participate in all sorts of activities: mudslides, raft and bridge building, abseiling, confidence courses, kayaking, air rifles, archery, high swings and team building exercises. Many will step, for the first time, outside their comfort zones. It is extremely inspiring to watch a teen who, just weeks before, had a feeding tube removed, stepping up and jumping off a platform in mid-air to attempt a high swing, not just once, but three times!

Our next camp will be held in January 2021 at Camp Adair in the Hunua Ranges in Auckland, and we are in dire need of funding. While we have a team of 30+ volunteers and professional staff, many of whom have IBD themselves, the camp is only made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.

Please watch this video about Camp Purple Live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uin88vOE7_s and consider helping make our next camp a reality.

About us

Our mission is to make lives more liveable for everyone in NZ affected by IBD. We offer information channels, education and support networks. We seek to enhance their capability to live in a hope-filled environment which will contribute to their happiness.

Use of funds

Funds will contribute to camper’s attendance at Camp Purple Live.

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Trent
Trent on 21 Jun 2020
As only being diagnosed and treated for ulcerative colitis in January 2020 I think the idea of a camp to support young members of society dealing with IBD issues is amazing.
$20
Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust

Thank you Trent for you donation. CCNZ has many projects in the pipeline, including Camp Purple Live 2021 and the Adult Retreats. This money will go towards Camp Purple Live 2021. Thank you for choosing to support Camp Purple Live.

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust
Liefting Family
Liefting Family on 08 Jun 2020
We are so grateful that camp purple is available to our daughter. Having the opportunity to meet others who know what she is going through is priceless. Being able to do all the camp activities in this safe environment gave her confidence to go to her school camps. We love your work ❤️❤️
$100
Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust

Thank you so much for your very generous donation Julia. I am so pleased we could give Thea the confidence to attend school camps. Can't wait to see her again in January! Thanks so much for supporting us.

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust
Samara
Samara on 30 Apr 2020
$40
Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust

Thank you so much Samara for your very generous donation. You know first hand how this Camp changes many people's lives, from the Campers, parents and volunteers. Thanks so much for choosing to support us and I hope to see you back at camp or the adult retreats in the years to come.

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust
Eric
Eric on 01 Feb 2020
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Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust

Wow! Thank you so much again Eric! We know the kids for Camp Purple Live 2021 will be so appreciative of all your support. Looking forward to seeing Matthew again.

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust
Lee
Lee on 31 Jan 2020
$30
Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust

Thank you so much for your kind donation Lee. I know the kids for Camp Purple Live 2021 will be so appreciative of your support.

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust

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