camp perthes international Program
Perthes Kids Foundation established the first Camp Perthes in Brandon, Florida, in 2013, at Rotary's Camp Florida. It was a collaborative effort with Camp Care-A-Lot, which is run by Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, FL. It was such a big success that we are now in our 7th consecutive year of Camp Perthes (USA now in California), and have expanded the program internationally to Australia, the United Kingdom & Spain. We will also be organizing special events in Israel, Brazil, Germany, South Africa, Italy and India, in the future.
The camper application process for Camp Perthes USA is now CLOSED. Deadline was March 18th. You can click here to go to the application page for more info. The "Sign Up" buttons, are to be put on our email list for upcoming 2019-2020 camp info. USA Volunteer applications are also CLOSED.
Camp Perthes UK 2019 applications are now OPEN! Just click here to apply. Volunteer applications for UK will be available in late April.
Perthes Kids Fly Free Program
Perthes Kids Foundation has partnered up with Miracle Flights to offer FREE flights for kids diagnosed with Perthes disease to attend Camp Perthes in California. Read national press release, here. More information will be available in March/April, right here, for this exciting new program! The partnership will also include free travel for Perthes Kids to see various Perthes doctors around the country. Details coming soon!
Camp Perthes USA, July 15-19
Camp Perthes UK, August 12-16
camp volunteer Program
Volunteering at one of our camps, or in general, is always a thrilling and rewarding experience for any adult/parent looking to give back, or simply help make a difference in the lives of kids dealing with Perthes disease. Camp Perthes is a very unique place just for kids with LCPD, and some volunteers with Perthes, too. We are all 100% dedicated to safety first, then fun for our campers. Being a camp volunteer can be hard work, but it is totally worth the effort in seeing the big smiles on their little camper faces!
Food & accommodations (overnight) at camp are provided for all accepted volunteers
You can only apply for a camp in the country nearest to your residence
Adults with professional medical or teaching backgrounds are top priority, but still require background check
Only one parent allowed to apply if child is also attending camp
Camp Perthes USA Volunteer Applications are now CLOSED for 2019. Must be age 19 or over to apply. College credit available.
Our General Volunteer program is available all year round, for anyone willing to help with our mission to raise awareness of Perthes. You can contribute no matter where you are located in the world. All you need is a computer and a willingness to help with our cause. To learn more about being a Volunteer, please contact us!
global ambassador program
The mission of our Global Ambassadors is to increase awareness of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and Perthes Kids Foundation through personal advocacy. This ambassadorship is reserved for experienced volunteers, community leaders, influencers and passionate philanthropist. Our organization will provide you with access to our global social media channels, some financial support, and expert guidance for your Perthes awareness or fundraising efforts on behalf of Perthes Kids Foundation. There will be early access to PKF information, opportunities to host special events and volunteer at any of our international camps, plus much more.
TEAM PERTHES AWARENESS
Perthes Kids Foundation has been a part of the Save-A-Limb Fund Fest in Baltimore, MD, for several years. We support and participate in all social and physical activities (biking, hiking, dancing, eating, camping, etc.) for Team Perthes Awareness, which is headed by one of our Camp Volunteers, Rachael Foote, who had Perthes as a child. We encourage people to give to Team Perthes Awareness' Save-A-Limb fundraising efforts and attend the Camp Save-A-Limb event, if possible. It's so much fun and we are happy to support.
We also have our PKF Cycling Team in South Africa, lead by Global Ambassador, Christy Megan Allcock Coetzee (her son has Perthes), who has already biked 150+ miles in various races, on behalf of Perthes Kids.
Please check with our events page and social media channels for any upcoming Team Perthes Awareness happenings.
July, August & October
USA, UK & Australia
January - December
Johannesburg, South Africa