ABOUT US

Our Story And Mission

Yuppi is an exclamation. Raise your hands and scream out loud: ‘Yupppiiiiiii’! You will see that you won’t be able to help smiling – this is the secret of the Yuppi Camps!

 

 

Welcome to Yuppi!

Yuppi Camp was founded in 2011 with the purpose of providing an efficient complementary therapy to children in Romania, suffering from chronic conditions. The methodology used, that of therapeutic recreation, was already being successfully implemented by Bátor Tábor from Hungary. Moreover, Bátor Tábor is an important Yuppi Camp partner even today. 

We are thankful and grateful to all our supporters, partners, volunteers and doctors helping us every day, as well as to many companies and individuals supporting Yuppi by providing us with significant part of their time, energy and financial resources, all these being important factors contributing to joyful and free of charge camps for the participants.

 

 

LÁSZLÓ ZSUZSA

President of Yuppi Association


Yuppi Camping Motion Org. was created in 2011 to offer  free camps for the children and adolescents suffering from a chronic disease.

In this period we organize summer camps based on the experiential  therapy  and  therapeutic  recreation for the children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent). In the future, we wish to extend our camps for children with other chronic disease, such as cancer.

Our camps are planned, organized and coordinated by young, dedicated,  adult volunteers, over 20, which we call MATES. They are chosen carefully and trained intensively to offer high performance in their work during the camps. They all share enthusiasm, professionalism and the desire to play  because the camp itself is a big adventure.

In the last 3 years, 195 children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes participated in our camps, guided by other 195 volunteer which provided total safety for the participants. The volunteers are grouped in 3 categories: House mates, playmates and doc mates.

The method used in our camps is the experiential therapy and  the  therapeutic  recreation. Yuppi camp is the only Romanian organization which uses this psychological innovative therapy.

The objectives of the camp schedule is to raise the self-confidence of the children,  to develop a positive self-image and self-acceptance, from these resulting a deep emotional healing of the self , which, we believe, will influence greatly the physical healing of the children. This will also help the acceptance and integration of the disease and treatment in their lives.

For these reasons, our 8 days camps  are  full  with  adventures  and  challenges. The daily program is conceived   from   activities like climbing, hiking, horse-riding, rowing, archery, theater, photographing, music, handmade creation. In the evenings, the kids are part of new adventures like: helping Indiana Jones to  find   the  maps  to the treasure, to get ready for the Oscar galas, or to win back the fire from Olimp.

In all this time, the children are enlarging their perception of their own limits and, after a while, they realize that they don’t fear anymore new challenges, learning, listening, understanding,  feeling  or expressing  themselves, and the ability to ask and give support comes naturally  in this process.

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Mission

 THE PARTICIPANTS

Donations

Every donation helps! Please donate so that we can host as many children as possible!

 

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Volunteer at Yuppi

Join our special camps as volunteer and be a Yuppi Friend!

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Therapeutic recreation

The fundamental assumption of therapeutic recreation is the basic fact that we focus on the psychological and physical security of our campers with the support of many well-trained volunteers and a professional healthcare team. Such circumstances ensure the opportunity for our campers to cross their limits, discover inner resources and gain new experiences.

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Support Yuppi!

With the help of our partners, sponsors from 2011, we can organize special camps every year.

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The Team

Below please find the list of our professional and dedicated colleagues doing their best in order to place a healing smile on the faces of children suffering from chronic and other severe diseases. Our team consists of full-time and part-time employees, whereas the larger number of our personnel consists of volunteers.

 

 

  • All team members
  • General Leadership
  • Medical Assistance and Camper Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Camp Activities and Training
  • Finance and Fundraising
  • Communication

Zsuzsa László

President

Zsuzsanna Konya

Executive Director

Hanna Kocsis

professional director

Petra Bodnár

Assistant

dr. Melinda Koródi

Medical Coordinator

dr. Tünde Gál

Medical Coordinator - Oncology

Anna Eszter Bakó

Camper Management Coordinator

Júlia Fülöp

Camper Responsible - Teens with diabetes

Evelin Nám

Camper Responsible - Teens with diabetes

Gizella Ferencz

Camper Responsible - Oncological Diseases

Henrietta-Timea János

Volunteer Coordinator

Antónia Demeter

Volunteer Assistant

Noémi Iakab

Volunteer Assistant

Kriszta Oprisor

Volunteer Assistant

Andrada Spătar

Volunteer Assistant

Miklósi Dorottya

Program Coordinator

Kisfaludi-Bak Zsombor

Program Assistant

Szabó Linda

Program Assistant

János Zsuzsanna

Program Assistant

Maxim Orsolya

Training Coordinator

Lujza Fechită

Training Responsible

Orsolya Kelemen

Training Responsible

Judit Molnár

Financial Director

Florina Pauleti

Fundraiser

Enikő Horváth

Fundraiser

Sarolta Nagy

Fundraiser

Dora Mircea-Radu

Communication Coordinator

Zsófia Pop

Communication Assistant

Kinga Nagy

Communication Assistant