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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.

Camp isn’t a place, it’s a feeling

It’s a week of fun, but it’s so much more than that. Friendships are built, independence is fostered, life skills are developed, self-esteem is encouraged, and connections are made with nature and the outdoors. MDA Virtual Camp is an online program that brings the magic of camp to campers virtually.

What is MDA Virtual Camp?

While we know there is no replacing in-person MDA Summer Camp, we are also very excited about what MDA Virtual Camp offers. There will be things that feel familiar – meeting new friends, feeling inspired, enjoying arts & crafts and activities, and more. There will also be new aspects specific to virtual camp – meeting campers from across the country, joining online from your personal computer/tablet, and participating from the comfort of your home. MDA will utilize several online platforms to share activities, set-up “cabin chats”, and provide a place to connect with other campers throughout the day. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.

“Virtual Camp has been a great little taste of what we have in the summer when we are all able to come together. The activities were just awesome. I was so excited to meet so many new campers from around the country.”

2020 Virtual Camp camper


Registration is scheduled to open this spring. Please check this section at that time for links to access Camper Registration and Volunteer Registration. More information will also be shared via email and outreach phone calls to ensure all campers know when registration is open!

MDA Virtual Camp Launch

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Camp Sponsorship

MDA cannot provide programs without support from our wonderful sponsors. We greatly appreciate our sponsors and we look forward to highlighting 2021 MDA Virtual Camp sponsors here throughout the Camp Season.

Thanks to our 2020 Virtual Summer Camp Sponsors

Season Sponsors

  • IAFF
  • Citgo
  • Harley Davidson

Week Sponsors

  • Circle K
  • Walgreens.

Multi-Session Sponsors

  • ACF.
  • Banco Popular.
  • ERA.
  • Food Depot.
  • Fore Kids.
  • Hatfield.
  • Mohegan Sun.
  • Northside.
  • Northwestern medicine.
  • Philly Insurance.
  • PHL Covid-19 Fund.
  • Southern Rivers.
  • Sprague.
  • Joe W. and Dorothy Dorset Brown Foundation
  • Wal-Mart

Single Session Sponsors

  • Bay Area Community Foundation
  • Erie Community Foundation
  • Jackson EMC
  • journey communications inc.
  • PS Food Mart
  • Publix Supermarket