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Experiential Programs for Individuals with Facial Differences

For patients with a facial difference


April 3, 2012
by AboutFace

AboutFace coordinates a range of Experiential Wilderness Based Recreational Programs specifically for people with facial differences. These programs are designed to improve their state of mental health and act as a compliment to the medical care that you provide to your clients.

In 2004 AboutFace hosted a teen wilderness retreat, an opportunity for youth with facial differences to connect with others and challenge themselves both physically and emotionally.

The retreat has evolved to become Camp Trailblazers and now operates in 6 locations across Canada. This program has been such a success that we have expanded our repertoire to include similar programming for our members of all ages; Camp Trailblazers (10-18), Leadership Expedition (19-24), Adult Retreat (25+) and new this year, Family Camp (5-10).

AboutFace is excited to introduce a new support resource for children between the ages of 5 and 10 with facial differences and their families. On May 25-27 we will be hosting the inaugural AboutFace Family Camp at Medeba in Haliburton, Ontario.

On June 8-10 we will be hosting the 2nd annual AboutFace Adult Retreat. To be eligible for this program participants must be 25 years of age or older and have a facial difference

On August 13-17 we will be hosting the 2nd annual AboutFace Leadership Expedition. To be eligible for this program participants must be between the ages of 19 and 24 and have a facial difference.

Every weekend during the Fall of 2012 we will be hosting Camp Trailblazers. To be eligible for this program participants must be between the ages of 10 and 18 and have a facial difference. To provide access for our members across Canada we are hosting camps in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and BC.

The goal of our organization is to assist all persons with any facial difference to have a positive self-image and self-esteem so that they can participate fully in the communities. For more information on our other programs and services, visit our website at www.aboutface.ca or contact our office directly.

For more detailed information on these programs, photo galleries or testimonials please visit our events page: http://www.aboutface.ca/events.php.





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