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  • The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency, and a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens, aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.


    Since 1955, MDA has built bridges and knocked down barriers for youngsters with neuromuscular diseases by providing an unforgettable week at MDA summer camp. Campers say the week they spend at MDA camp is "the best week of the year."

    Each year MDA supports nearly 90 summer camps, in every state across the nation. MDA Camp is a magical place where year-round skills are developed and where a child with a disability can just be a kid.

    In addition to knowledgeable camp staff and medical personnel, each camper has his or her own one-on-one volunteer, who helps with all aspects of both fun and personal care.

    There's plenty of fun. At MDA Camp, barriers simply do not exist. Each camp provides a wide range of activities especially designed for young people who have limited mobility or use wheelchairs. Accessible activities range from outdoor sports such as swimming, boating, baseball, football and horseback riding, to less physically demanding programs like arts and crafts and talent shows. Special guests such as firefighters and Harley Davidson riders add to the enjoyment.