At Camp Spifida we believe that every child should be able to spend a week at camp - laughing, swimming, and singing around the campfire, but, for children with spina bifida, summer camp was only a faraway dream until Camp Spifida was formed 11 years ago.
Children ages 6 through 18 attend camp for a week full of fun and friendship. Camp Spifida offers lots of exciting activities, such as; craft projects, fishing, swimming, dancing, paddle boats, pontoon boat rides, campfires, hayrides, woodworking, ropes challenge course and the exciting 26 foot high climbing wall. Most importantly camp offers children with spina bifida a chance just to be kids!
Due to our camper’s various medical needs, this camping experience is usually their first time away from home and their families. Camp Spifida is fully staffed with trained counselors, nursing staff and doctors. Our entire staff comes to Camp Spifida as volunteers, out of love for the children.
The mission of Camp Spifida is to provide a typical camping experience, allowing for health and physical limitations, with emphasis on positive self-image, independence and self-assurance in all campers.
Children who attend Camp Spifida learn how to become more independent with their own care. For example, our volunteer medical staff has been able to successfully help many children learn to catheterize themselves by the time they leave camp.
Camp Spifida is under the administration of Camps for Spiffy-Kyds, Inc. a 501(C) 3 non - profit organization that has been incorporated in Pennsylvania since 1994.
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