A partnership between Anthony Nolan and Over The Wall
Going through a stem cell transplant is tough for the whole family. You might feel overwhelmed and like the illness is a part of your identity. A 'normal' childhood with friends, fun, and freedom can seem unreachable. And sometimes, you all just need a break.
Family Camp 2019, a partnership between Over The Wall and Anthony Nolan, is here to do just that. You and your family can enjoy a two-day residential stay full of activities, fun, and making new friends with those who just get it.
The best part? It's all for free! And you'll have the peace of mind that you'll be cared for by Medical and Nursing Volunteers who have first-hand experience of caring for children post-transplant. You won't have to worry about a thing.
'Naomi felt more confident afterwards, and seems much more grown-up when she goes out now. It's really hard to describe what Over The Wall has done for her. They make her feel special and understood.'
- Sharon, mum of Naomi. Read Sharon's blog.
When is the Family Camp?
Friday 6 September - Sunday 8 September 2019
Dearne Valley, Denaby, Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, DN12 4EA
Who can go?
Families who have a child aged 0-17 who has had a stem cell or bone marrow transplant may be eligible for a place at the Family Camp. All family members, including siblings, can take part in the activities!
Please note, a medical criteria must be met before an applicant can participate. This will need to be approved by a medical professional. Please follow the link below and speak to Over The Wall for more information.
'Jasmine has long-term friends that she's made at camp. They're her best friends because they all understand each other and what each other have been through or are still going through.'
- Rachel, whose daughter Jasmine (pictured) has attended the camp. Read Rachel's blog.
How do I apply?
Visit Over The Wall's website, where you can find out more information and fill our their Camper Interest form to apply for places. Alternatively, you can give them a ring on 02392 477110.
About Over The Wall
Over The Wall is a charity supporting children and young people with serious health issues by providing residential camps up and down the UK. Everything is free, from accommodation and food, to the activities and care provided. Over The Wall's goal is to make sure everyone has fun, feels supported, and develops increased confidence and self-esteem.
Family Camp is facilitated by Over The Wall and supported and part-funded by Anthony Nolan. The application process is undertaken entirely by Over The Wall and all offers depend upon campers meeting the inclusion criteria as assessed and determined by Over The Wall.
What does the Weekend look like?
The Family Camp is packed full of activities for the whole family. From crafts and climbing, to zip wire and high ropes, the activities offered are designed to be challenging and fun. By the end of the weekend, your child should feel more independent and confident. And with some time to yourself, you should feel like you've had a proper break!
How many places are there per family?
Up to two adults and any number of siblings. There are just 70 places for this camp, so the number of siblings may depend on the number of applications received.
I'm still having treatment, can I go?
Yes, as long as you can have some recent blood test results signed off by your transplant consultant, and they're happy for you to attend. You can read the full medical criteria on Over The Wall's website.
What costs are covered?
All costs are covered, including food, accommodation and activities. Travel to and from the camp is not included.
How does the application process work?
Family Camp is run by Over The Wall and supported and part-funded by Anthony Nolan. The application process is undertaken entirely by Over The Wall and all offers depend upon campers meeting the inclusion criteria as assessed and determined by Over the Wall.
Please note that as outlined above Anthony Nolan accepts no responsibility for determining whether a participant is medically fit enough to attend the camp, nor does Anthony Nolan accept any responsibility for the appropriateness of the activities during the Camp.