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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Baseball
  • Boating
  • Camp
  • Football
  • Horseback Riding
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


MDA Summer Camp is for children with Muscular Dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. The camp is located at Camp Cheerful, Strongsville, Ohio.

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 across the country. 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.