Be an MDA Summer Camp Counselor and make a difference in the life of a child!


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Cause Areas

When

Mon Jan 02, 2017 - Wed May 31, 2017

Where

MDA Fort Worth101 Summit Ave #204Fort Worth, TX 76102

Campers with their counselors

About

As part of our mission to help save and improve the lives of people with muscle disease, MDA’s summer camp program for kids ages 6-17 is offered at no cost to families. More than 3,500 kids attend nearly 80 weeklong MDA summer camps each year. Our unique camps foster increased self-confidence, encourage independence and provide a life-changing experience for those who attend.

Children living with muscle diseases face many unique challenges. As their muscles progressively get weaker, these children often lose basic functions such as walking, dressing, eating, talking or even breathing. In many cases, these diseases can be life-threatening, and some children may require 24-hour care from parents or another caregiver.

MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers. Counselors serve as a "buddy" for the week and participate in activities with the campers. They push wheelchairs, lift and transfer youngsters and provide assistance with daily living activities as needed.

The Summer Camp dates for 2017 are June 16 - 23 for counselors.

Skills

  • Youth Services

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 week including overnights
  • Pass background check

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