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Click to see full MDA Summer Camp Update, January 2021 The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s top priority is the health and safety of our campers, volunteers, and staff. After much consideration of the current and forecasted situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and discussion with trusted medical professionals, MDA has made the difficult decision not to hold in-person summer camp programs in 2021.
While we are confident that this is the right decision for the safety of our community, we join campers, volunteers, and camper families in feeling disappointed. We understand the MDA camp community looks forward to these life-changing weeks at camp every year, and this decision was not made lightly. While there is no way to replace being together at in-person camp, we remain committed to bringing fun to campers while helping them stay connected through virtual programming.

It’s the Best Week of the Year

At MDA Summer Camp, kids with muscular dystrophy and related diseases can live beyond limits.

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, 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.

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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 have similar challenges.

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, giving parents much-needed "time off.” Camp is available to kids who have been diagnosed with a type of neuromuscular disease covered by MDA’s program.

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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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