MDA Summer Camp Update, 3/26/2020
After careful review of the growing seriousness and community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and discussion with trusted medical professionals and organizations, MDA has made the difficult decision to cancel all summer camp programs in 2020. Our top priority is the health and safety of our campers, volunteers and staff. We know that our campers, volunteers, sponsors, and MDA staff look forward to these life-changing weeks at camp every year, and this decision was not made lightly. More information about virtual opportunities to connect with the MDA community will be available soon.
Volunteer at MDA Summer Camp
Make an impact on the lives of children with muscular dystrophy or related diseases during their best week of the year.
Camp can change your life just as it changes the lives of campers.
MDA Summer Camp wouldn’t be possible without people like you. Each summer, hundreds of volunteers serve as counselors and medical staff for up to one week to help make Summer Camp a safe, fun and memorable experience.
As a volunteer, you will be a camper’s “buddy” for the week as you participate in adaptive camp experiences, games, dances, meal time and more. You also will take on the role of 24-hour caregiver, friend and confidence-builder.
You’re there to help the kids, and you’re also there to help them function independently. If there’s any impact we make, it’s having these kids feel like they have more of an ability to live independently [than they did] prior to camp. As different as we are, we’re not that different.
As far as life decisions go, I cannot think of any other decision I have made that has made such a large impact on my life and career than agreeing to be a part of the MDA camp experience.
At camp, the resiliency of the human spirit is evident all around you. It is a place where “I can’t” becomes “I can,” the “impossible” becomes “possible” and “limited” becomes “limitless.