MDA Virtual Summer Camp
Camp isn’t a place, it’s a feeling
Camp is 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 from the comfort of home.
What is virtual camp?
Since 2020, MDA has provided a virtual option for Summer Camp – an online program that brings the magic of camp to campers virtually. Campers will meet other kids from across the country, try new things, and have fun, all from the comfort of their home. The program features daily Cabin Chat videocalls, supply boxes sent to all participants, daily theme inspired camp activities with arts & crafts, STEM activities and more. Are you ready to join MDA Virtual Camp?
Lily had a BLAST today as a virtual camper! She was so excited about another child she met with CMT Type 1A and found a friend who loves the same book series. She said she can’t believe the connections she has made all over the country today!”
My 11 year old daughter has SMA type 2 and has attended camp this week and is absolutely loving it. While she still misses in person camp, she has been excited at what new activities await each day this week and genuinely enjoyed and appreciated the connection with her fellow campers, the counselors and MDA staff.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is MDA Virtual Camp and what can our family expect?
MDA Virtual Camp is an online message board platform, which will be available to participants each day of camp. Camp Directors will post daily activities and projects that to go along with the daily camp theme, and campers and counselors can ‘chat’ with one another via a text-based message board. As they complete projects, camp participants can post photos of themselves having fun with the activities. Additionally, we’ll have “cabin chat” video calls, so the camp community can come together virtually! Each participant will receive their very own Camp Kit delivered to their home, complete with fun camp gear and supplies and instructions for the activities!
When is it?
MDA Virtual Summer Camp will take place in July. More information on dates and how to register will be available this spring.
What is the time commitment?
Virtual Camp takes place Monday – Thursday. The online platform will be open from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. Some full group activities may also be planned and will be approximately 60-90 minutes in the evening.
What technology/websites do I need to access to participate?
Microsoft Teams will continue to serve as our primary platform, but we may also utilize Webex, Kahoot, Let’s Roam, Discord and Twitch for some of our activities. If you have a device (phone, tablet or laptop) and an internet connection, you should be good to go!
We will set up and provide each registered participant with a Microsoft Teams account prior to the start of Virtual Camp.
What if my child does not have access to a computer or technology needed to participate in MDA Virtual Summer Camp?
If technology is a barrier for your child to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can assist.
Thank you again for your interest in MDA Virtual Camp! If you have any further questions, please contact us at email@example.com.