12th Annual California Bladder Exstrophy Support Team Campout – August 3 – 5, 2012


12th Annual California Bladder Exstrophy Support Team Campout

Friday August 3 – Sunday August 5, 2012

Campground by the Lake, South Lake Tahoe, California, USA

2012 California B.E.S.T Campout – South Lake Tahoe – August 3 – 5 2012

CompactCath Co-Founder David Janka, MD

By Thomas Exler

This past August 3-5  2012, 15-20 families living with bladder exstrophy, came  together  in South Lake Tahoe, California, for the 12th Annual California Bladder Exstrophy Support Team (B.E.S.T.) Campout.

Kylee enjoying the new design of CompactCath

This year’s special guest presentation was done by representatives from CompactCath.    CompactCath Co-Founder David Janka, MD  presented along with CompactCath advisor, Misty Blue Foster, LVN, about their new prototype urinary catheter, that is currently in develop stage and hopefully make it to market in a few years.

Co-Founder David Janka, MD presenting along with Misty Blue Foster, LVN

In addition to CompactCath’s appearance,  Rebecca Hunter, The B.E.S.T. Campout Coordinator had all the families in attendance, going from morning to night with activities ranging from traditional picnic games to campfire activities at night, to hiking and beach trips, to educational seminars and rap groups.

Thomas Exler, President of Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community

If you are reading for this for the first time about the B.E.S.T Campout, I would highly recommend you look into attending the next campout in 2013.

I would also recommend you look into the following 12th Annual California B.E.S.T. Campout pictures on facebook

For more information on the California Bladder Exstrophy Support Team (B.E.S.T.) Campout go to http://www.californiabest.org/BESTcampout.htm

Rebecca Hunter
The B.E.S.T. Campout Coordinator
Phone: 530-677-3157
E-mail racrazymomoffour@gmail.com

The following video was shot at the 2011 California B.E.S.T Campout

Family Campouts for Bladder Exstrophy – Part 2 – 2011 California B.E.S.T. Campout

Family Campouts for Bladder Exstrophy – Part 2
2011 California Bladder Exstrophy Support Team (B.E.S.T.) Campout

Filmed on location at the 2011 California Bladder Exstrophy Support Team (B.E.S.T.) Campout
South Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Friday August 5 – Sunday August 7, 2011

Next Campout:

California Bladder Exstrophy Support Team (B.E.S.T.) Campout
Friday August 2 – Sunday August 4, 2013
Campground By The Lake
South Lake Tahoe, California, USA

For more information on the California Bladder Exstrophy Support Team (B.E.S.T.) Campout
Please e-mail Rebecca Hunter at racrazymomoffour@gmail.com or go to http://www.californiabest.org/BESTcampout.htm

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