Our Mission

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

Camp Jambalaya
Jubilee 2024

Early registration for Camp Jambalaya Jubliee will open March 1. Camp will be Father’s Day weekend, June 14-16, 2024. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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.

Cassidy Conference: Advances in Pediatric Rheumatology

The conference is designed for primary care physicians and advanced care professionals caring for children. Purchase a copy of the recording at the button below.

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

Camp Jambalaya Jubilee 2024

Camp Jambalaya Jubilee 2024 is scheduled for June 14th - 16th, 2024! See you at Camp 2024! Learn more and register here starting March 1st, 2024

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Give for Good 2024

Give for Good is April 23rd-May 7th, 2024! 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.

Children and Arthritis




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.