2019 Teen Escapes
San Jose, CA
July 13-14, 2019
July 27-28, 2019
IDF Teen Escapes are weekend getaways exclusively for teens, ages 12-18, who have been diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI). During the weekend, IDF helps teens develop coping skills, promote and nurture friendships and provide educational guidance. While the teens are taking advantage of entertaining and educational activities, parents participate in sessions geared toward their own issues and concerns.
In addition to an opportunity to network with other teens who have been diagnosed with PI, teens participate in fun activities and develop skills to help manage their disease. With an ever-evolving, age-appropriate curriculum, medical and life skill experts present invaluable information for teens with PI. Everyone benefits from learned question and answer sessions.
Parental sessions teach coping and PI management skills. They also offer priceless question and answer time with medical professionals, life skill professionals, IDF Teen Council members and mentors.
IDF Teen Escapes provide a program in which teens living with PI and their families can relax, learn, have fun and connect in a setting away from the familiarity of day-to-day medical concerns. IDF Teen Escapes are held in cities across the country.
The Weekend Offers
- Fun activities to build leadership skills and develop coping abilities
- Presentations from medical and life skills experts
- Dave & Buster's for dinner and games
- Separate sessions just for parents
IDF Teen Escape is available at no cost for attendees; however, it requires a $50 deposit per family to reserve your space. Registration covers your hotel room for Saturday night, meals (Saturday breakfast, lunch and teen dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch) and all programming. The deposit is refunded after you attend. Based on financial need, families may request that the $50 deposit be waived.
Questions about IDF Teen Escape? Click here to e-mail IDF. Visit the teen section of our website for more information and resources for teens and parents.
Click below to see photos from the IDF Teen Escapes 2018:
The IDF Teen Program is supported by CSL Behring, Grifols, Horizon Therapeutics, and Takeda.