JA Teen Retreat
Oct 11, 2013 to Oct 13, 2013
This 2013 program will be held from October 11-13, 2013 at Naturebridge at Golden Gate.
Established in 2007, the Teen Retreat has already proven to be a very positive addition to our current JA Programs. The idea to start a retreat specifically for teens, ages 14-18 and in high school, with Juvenile Arthritis came after our JA Committee decided a program was needed to keep our Camp Milagros (which caps at age 13) participants involved with the resources of the Arthritis Foundation. In addition to offering a mechanism for former campers to stay involved, the committee wanted to provide this age group with continuing information on self-managing their arthritis, at a time when independence, self-reliance and peer pressure become important parts of a teenager’s life.
The Teen Retreat offers a safe environment for teenagers to get to know one another and grow individually as well. We hope that they will increase valuable life skills, such as utilizing public transportation, staying safe in a new city, and the value of connecting with other teenagers who understand personally the challenges that their peers work through daily. This discovery and personal growth will assist each of these teens in developing lifelong skills in many aspects of life, including self-management of their disease.
Families are requested to contribute a $100 registration fee, which can be waived upon request. Click here to download a Teen Retreat application.
Location: Nature Bridge at Golden Gate
1033 Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 94965
Contact: Emma Davis