I've worked at a camp for kids with congenital (born with) and lifelong illnesses. Some kids have IBD. I only discovered that last summer, I wish I had known earlier....
Been there for 5 summers summers so far and love it. It's regular camp and then some. They go out of their way to give the kids a magical, loving and exciting summer. There are an inordinate amount of activities and shows for the kids, they feel like normal campers. The greatest part is that they are in a place with so any other kids with similar struggles and this helps them feel so much more 'accepted' and not 'different' as most feel during the year.
Having this def. helps you relate to the kids and you're essentially in the position of a role-model and mentor. That's a great opportunity to make a positive difference in a child's life. I def. encourage anyone with the ability to do something like this.
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements