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Updates Regarding the Return to In-Person MDA Summer Camp

MDA is building back in-person MDA Summer Camp

Read more about our 2022 Summer Camp plans below.

MDA Summer Camp is a magical place where anything is possible — from swimming, to zip-lining and horseback riding to dancing under a disco ball and gaining valuable life skills.

Each summer, thousands of kids attend life-changing, overnight camps around the U.S. — at no cost to their families, thanks to our generous supporters.

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Become a Camp Volunteer

If you’re 18 or older and available for a multi-day camp, we'd love for you to apply to join us as a volunteer counselor or medical staff member! Volunteers work with campers, providing around-the-clock care and attention. Counselors push wheelchairs, meet the daily needs of each child, and become a youngster’s friend for a week. Medical staff supervise and maintain the health and well-being of our campers by dispensing medications, delivering first aid, and more. 

Send Your Child to Camp

When kids attend MDA Summer Camp, they gain independence as they spend time away from home and, more importantly, time away from their primary caregivers. They learn to accept personal care from someone other than their parents, form lifelong friendships, develop greater self-esteem and confidence, and get the chance to spend time with kids who understand what it’s like to live with neuromuscular disease.

Each camp is staffed with dedicated health professionals and trained camp volunteers who meet every child's medical and physical needs. This team assumes all camper care, including physical and emotional support, providing parents with the opportunity for respite. Camp is available to kids who have been diagnosed with a type of neuromuscular disease covered by MDA’s program.

Those interested in applying to be a camper can choose to apply for one session – either in-person camp or virtual camp.

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Give to Make Camp Possible

Thanks to generous donors like you, MDA Summer Camp is provided at no cost to families. Whether you give $20 or $200, your donation will give kids a life-changing, confidence-building experience.

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MDA Summer Camp Sponsors

  • Citgo.
  • IAFF.
  • NALC.
  • GM.
  • Albertsons and Safeway.
  • Shaw's Foundation.