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Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge is an exciting, three-day, summer event designed especially for teenagers (ages 13-18 years) with PKU or other metabolic conditions.

Teen Challenge takes place in July
Contact us for more information!

Teen Challenge Brochure
Application & Registration Packet

Teen Challenge 2009, making new friendsDuring Teen Challenge you will

  • Make great friends
  • Try new things
  • Build your confidence
  • Learn new skills

Teen Challenge is offered through the Metabolism Program at Boston Children’s Hospital

Learning trapeze!Challenge Yourself!

A challenge provokes, stimulates, or incites us. We confront challenges everyday. When faced with a challenge, our response and action molds and defines our character.

Teen Challenge is meant to be a challenge! Activities are planned to engage you, excite you, and push you outside of your comfort zone.

Teen Challenge will allow you to try new experiences that you may never have thought you could do. Your individual strengths will shine as you become an essential part of a team and form friendships.

Highlights of Teen Challenge 2010
Teens participated in a two-day collaborative art project, using both traditional and digital art, on the theme of transformation.  They solved creative problems both as individuals and together, and learned about identity, struggle, and the power of constructive change. The two-day project included both 2-D and 3-D art making, and was photographed to document the process and the outcome.  We also had our Second Annual “Iron Chef” competition featuring professional cooking instructions including knife techniques and use of herbs and spices!

We hope you’ll join us for the fun and adventure that lie ahead.

Who can go?
Teen Challenge is designed especially for teenagers (ages 13-18 years) with PKU or other metabolic conditions.

The cost for Teen Challenge 2010 was $350 per participant, which included all food, lodging and planned activities. A $50 deposit was required upon registration. The registration form and full payment were due no later than June 7. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Please contact Vera Anastasoaie or Tiffany Bowlby for more information. Contact information is listed below.

Low protein meals will be provided. Please note: Formula will NOT be provided. Please be sure to bring enough formula to last the duration of the trip, along with a mixing container. Coolers will be provided.

Application and Registration
The application and registration packet is available here. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please make checks out to “PKU Fund-Boston Children’s Hospital”, and send along with the completed application and registration forms to the address shown below.


For more information contact:

Tiffany Bowlby, Teen Challenge Program Director

Vera Anastasoaie, Teen Challenge Assistant Coordinator

Teen Challenge
Boston Children’s Hospital
1 Autumn St. Rm 526
Boston, MA 02215

Teen Challenge 2009, group photo

Group photo, Teen Challenge 2009

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