2017 Australia and New Zealand HD Youth Camp
HDYO, with the support of ourselves and all other Australian and New Zealand HD Associations, is proud to announce that there will be an Australia and New Zealand HD Youth Camp held in Queensland, Aus, from January 13-16, 2017! HDYO is a non-profit that supports young people impacted by HD around the world, they have held youth camps in both Europe and North America with great success and now that opportunity is coming to Australia and New Zealand!
The camp is open to:
- Young people impacted by HD in some manner
- Aged 15-25 (although there is flexibility on the ages)
- Living in either Australia or New Zealand
The aim of the camp will be able to take part in educational and support sessions, have fun, learn about research and be surrounded by young people impacted by HD too, just like you. It is completely free to attend the camp. Travel costs (including flights), food, accommodation and camp activities are all covered – meaning it is free to attend!
There will be experienced HD professionals from HDYO and other professional associations on-site to support the campers at all times, as well as trained volunteers to help supervise and share their own experiences with the campers.This is truly a wonderful opportunity to learn how to cope with HD, meet other young people impacted by HD and become more educated on HD including the latest research progress.
Applications are now open, if you would like to apply please click the link below.
Here’s some feedback from young people who attended our camps in 2016
‘The type of bond that HDYO provides is one that will live on forever… In four days, your life can change. Ours did.’ – Two campers
‘So much better than I expected. I think I was lost and drowning before I came here and now I know that and know ways to change it and have a passion to do so. Great support, new relationships and methods. Would love to come back. Thank you! You are changing my life!’– Camper
‘I’m at a Huntington’s camp (by far the coolest thing I’ve ever done) … This experience has helped me in so many ways! Only the first full day here and I’ve already learned so much.. How to cope with my mom, how to deal with the stress of knowing I may have the disease.. And just being around people who understand me and just relating to what I’m going through. I’m so blessed to be here!! I can not stress that enough. I’m learning so much more about HD it’s really just preparing me for the future.’ – Camper