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NZ Williams Syndrome Camp 2017


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Williams Syndrome Associations Family Camp January 2017. A weekend of fun, education, mutual support and sanity

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Every two years the WSA holds a national family camp. This is the primary ‘gathering’ for the group and is eagerly anticipated by the membership. The camps are usually attend by 120 – 180 people.

The next camp is being held in January 2017 at the Keswick Christian Camp in Rotorua.

These camps are far more than just a social get-together:

For people with WS

• This is a chance for people with WS to get together with others who face the same challenges in life and to renew genuine friendships.

• Younger people with WS look up to those older than themselves, and the older ones are eager to fulfil a mentor type role at the camps.

• Information sharing sessions are also held eg relationships and informed consent.

• The adults with WS also enjoy hearing speakers discussing the genetics and/or health issues.

For parents

• For parents with newly diagnosed children, these camps are extremely important. It is difficult to fully describe how much the camps provide ‘sanity’ to the mad world they find themselves in.

• The support of others who have been in the same situation

• Learning more about WS and how to work through issues etc (including hearing from international speakers). Health, education relationships, genetics, services available etc are all discussed.

• The ability to relax knowing that your child is in a safe place, surrounded by people who fully accept them (this simply can’t be under-estimated)

• The reassurance of seeing the awesome people with WS and knowing that despite the challenges, there are also positive things to look forward to.

Siblings also gain from the camps. Being able to interact with their peers, they informally support each and share experiences of living with a disabled brother/sister. Sadly, for some this may also be their main opportunity to socialise without being embarrassed of, or having to support, their sibling.


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