MDA Summer Camp
Read more about our 2023 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, kids living with neuromuscular diseases attend life-changing, overnight camps around the U.S. - at no cost to their families, thanks to our generous supporters.
Become a Camp Volunteer
If you’re 18 or older and available for a multi-day, residential camp, we'd love for you to apply to join us as a volunteer counselor or medical staff member! Volunteer Counselors are by Campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers. Medical Team members supervise and maintain the health and well-being of our campers by administering medications, delivering first aid, and more. In addition to bringing joy to campers, this fantastic opportunity allows each volunteer to gain high-quality, field-based experience in physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical professions, education, recreation, and family social sciences, as well as earning volunteer hours.
Send Your Child to Camp
MDA strives for every camp session to provide a true camp experience, including connecting with the outdoors, developing life skills, building lifelong friendships, and providing opportunities to try new things. When kids attend MDA Summer Camp, they gain independence as they spend time away from home, they also learn to accept personal care from someone other than their parents, develop greater self-esteem and confidence, and spend time with other kids who understand what it’s like to live with neuromuscular disease.
Each camp includes dedicated volunteer 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. Those interested in applying to be a camper can choose to apply to either one in-person camp session or one virtual camp session.In-Person Camp Virtual Camp
We asked parents for feedback and they said:
Which skills did your child gain at MDA Summer Camp?
- Social Skills
- Acceptance of Others
Which words would you use to describe your child’s MDA Summer Camp experience?
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.Make a Donation