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YOUTH CAMP

 

Youth Camp

A FREE one-day virtual youth summit for young people to share similar journeys

UNITED | HEARD | INSPIRED

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First Day of Youth Summit

Lorenzo’s House hosted our first virtual youth summit on June 21st 2021 10am – 4pm CST.

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The Brightest Day

This date in the Alzheimer’s community is referred to as The Longest Day – and at this summit, we call it – The Brightest Day, because together we bring light.

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Build an Alliance

Lorenzo’s Camp serves as our compass – guiding our vision and building a next generation alliance.

WHAT IS LORENZO’S YOUTH CAMP?

The purpose of Lorenzo’s Camp is to give youth with a parent diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s a chance to connect with each another and realize we are not alone going through this tough lifestyle. It’s a free-one day youth summit and in the pilot phase this summer of 2021.

At Lorenzo’s Camp there will be time to bond, share our story if we want, listen to the stories of other kids. There will be time to share our own caregiver ideas and learn from each other. There will be time for raffle prizes, to do cool art, laugh and maybe even heal some. Most important, it’s a time to build an alliance with one another because we are on our similar journey and can help each other.

WHY LORENZO’S YOUTH CAMP?

Our life at home turned upside down when my Dad was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s. I understand how tough it is for families to live this disease. I lost so much of my dad it seemed like overnight and no one understood my new life. My mom decided to start Lorenzo’s House out of the love she has for my Dad, my brother and me. It’s a place where families can heal and those with Alzheimer’s can get really good and interesting care.

 

As an extension of Lorenzo’s House, I suggested to my mom that we create a place for youth, specifically those with a parent diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s. Too many young carepartners, with a parent or guardian diagnosed are alone, quietly struggling and need support. This is the roots of Lorenzo’s Camp a place where youth come together – to be united, heard and inspired.

– Lucas Cose

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Lorenzo and Lucas Case

Interested, but not sure? Attend one of our optional virtual info sessions on Monday, May 10 6PM CST or Monday, June 7 6PM CST. Enter your email below and we will follow up with more info.

OUR PARTNERS

Lorenzo’s House is honored to partner with…

Special thanks to

Angel Duncan, Berna Huebner, and Peter & Rella Shulla