Registration is open for children ages 6 to 14 and mentors ages 15 to 18. The goal of the three-day camp, the first of its kind in the Tri-Cities, is to teach participants about their diagnosis and provide them with tools for managing it in a way that doesn’t limit their daily lives.
“Often we gets kids in who have been newly diagnosed and they aren’t sure about what they can do,” said Christy Kuhn, Trios Environmental Services Director. “But when they see all these other kids running, playing, eating, and doing all the stuff they want to do, it makes them see that it’s possible.”
The three-day camp is July 23-25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the Southridge Sports Complex. Camp Trios features educational activities, healthy meals and snacks, and physical activities. Trained physicians and other healthcare providers are on site with campers at all times.
Camp Trios was originally started in 2012 as Camp KGH and has grown since its inception from about 20 participants to more than 50. More information can be found at this link: http://www.trioshealth.org/news-events/camp-trios/?fbclid=IwAR0XQEhnGvr0534H2qWMnnLZI39Tq8S7aofITG1JVb0F1v-LkeGjTthKh0Q
Trios Health operates two hospitals to accommodate the area’s fast-growing population: Trios Women’s and Children’s Hospital at its downtown Kennewick location and Trios Southridge Hospital, a state-of-the-art hospital, which opened July 15, 2014. Trios Medical Group, comprised of nearly 100 employed physicians and providers, serves as the core of a growing medical staff network of 325+ providers throughout the Tri-Cities and includes practices and services at nine Care Centers and four Urgent Care Centers.
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