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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Baseball
  • Boating
  • Camp
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Horseback Riding
  • Soccer
  • Various Recreational Activities
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 6 to 21

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Youngsters ages 6-21 who are affected by any of the 40-plus neuromuscular diseases in MDA’s program and who are registered with MDA are eligible to apply. (There is no fee to register with MDA.) Acceptance to camp is contingent upon evaluation of the application by MDA personnel and MDA’s medical advisers, including the camp health staff. Because space is limited, applications are considered on a "first come, first served" basis. There is no cost to families to send their children to camp.

Although each camp has its own unique agenda, some common activities include: swimming, hockey, baseball, soccer, football, boating, horseback riding, fishing, music, cooking, arts and crafts, movies, dancing, talent shows, Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar or three-wheeled cycle rides, a visit from fire fighters and time for socializing and laughing.

These activities happen in an environment that promotes:
  • Exploration of self and nature;
  • Informal interaction with peers;
  • Interesting, exciting and safe experiences with limits and supervision;
  • Structured reflection on camp experiences.
Safety is the number-one concern of camp staff and volunteers, who all receive training in the special needs of children with neuromus-cular diseases. All activities are strictly mon-itored, run by qualified personnel, and designed to accommodate campers’ limitations.