Camp Purple Live 2022

$1,897 donated
Given by 21 generous donors in around 8 months

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

Nationwide

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 2022 at Living Springs in Christchurch, 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://youtu.be/cprtJottLHk 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 campers and volunteers attendance at Camp Purple Live.

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Latest donations

Caleb
Caleb 7 days ago
Thanks Thea for the knitted mask comforter, knitted by your grandmother 🌅
$25
Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust

Thank you so much for your generous donation Caleb. I know the kids from Camp Purple Live 2022 will benefit so much from your donation. Thank you so much for choosing to support us. A big thank you to Thea and her Grandmother too.

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust
Ellie
Ellie on 12 Sep 2021
For one of Belindas Masks xx
$10
Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust

On behalf of CCNZ we would like to thank you so much for your donation. This donation will contribute towards Camp Purple Live 2022. Thank you again for your amazing donation and for choosing to support us and we hope you like your masks!

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust
Nicola
Nicola on 28 Aug 2021
As payment for 5 of Belinda's wonderful masks
$40
Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust

On behalf of CCNZ we would like to thank you so much for your donation. This donation will contribute towards Camp Purple Live 2022. Thank you again for your amazing donation and for choosing to support us and we hope you like your masks!

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust
Private Donor
Private Donor on 07 Jul 2021
On behalf of Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival, topping up the fundraising already received to pay for one camper to go to camp.
$60
Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust

Thank you so much for your generous donation Desma. This donation will contribute towards Camp Purple Live 2022. Thank you again for your donation and for choosing to support us

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust
Gabriella
Gabriella on 10 Jun 2021
Gabriella's bakesale at school on IBD day
$227
Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust

Thank you so much for your generous donation Gabriella and all your hard work! This donation will contribute towards Camp Purple Live 2022. Thank you again for your donation and for choosing to support us.

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust

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