Our Mission

We provide information & support to families with children who suffer from arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

Cassidy Conference: Advances in Pediatric Rheumatology

The conference is designed for primary care physicians and advanced care professionals caring for children. It will be held Thursday, June 16th, 2022.

Kayla Foret
Memorial Scholarship

Each year at Camp Jambalaya Jubilee, a college scholarship is awarded in memory of a former camper, Kayla Foret, of Houma, Louisiana.

Alumni Reunion 2022

The Alumni Reunion in June 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana is scheduled for June 17th – 19th. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

What Is

Camp Jambalya Jubilee?

Camp Jambalaya Jubilee is a southern regional annual retreat for families with children suffering from rheumatoid diseases, held for a weekend each summer in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Camp fees are minimal thanks to the generosity of our sponsors!

Camp is for the entire family, with fun for kids and adults!

News & Updates

Give for Good 2021

Give for Good is April 20-May 4, 2021! Donate to your favorite charities in North Louisiana. Locate the Children and Arthritis donation page here. Give for Good is an online giving challenge sponsored by the Community Foundation of...

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Since When Can

Kids Get Arthritis?

Over 300,000 children suffer from arthritis in the United States. Arthritis, however, is still generally thought of as an older-person’s disease. Very few support organizations are available to these young patients specifically. That’s where Children and Arthritis has stepped in.

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What Parents Are Saying

We have attended Jambalaya Jubilee every year for the last six years and each and every year we have learned important information that allows us to manage our son’s JIA. The volunteers, staff, and programs are well organized and interesting for attendees of any age. Children and Arthritis has been an invaluable resource to our family since our diagnosis 8 years ago.

– Nicole

My children and I went to Jambalaya Jubilee for the first time this year. It was amazing! My children are STILL talking about it and asking when we can go back. The kids activities were great and the expertise offered to the parents through small groups and discussions was invaluable.

– Elizabeth

Children and Arthritis has been a wonderful experience for our family for many years!!!

– Tanya L.