As part of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s mission to save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease, MDA provides a summer camp program for children ages 6-17 - offered at no cost to their families.
MDA summer camp opens up a world of possibilities and hope to kids with muscle disease who often experience limitations in life and daily activities. MDA summer camp is a magical place where anything is possible for these special kids, but MDA needs caring people to volunteer as camp medical staff to make this happen. Camp counselors serve as a "buddy" to all campers during the week and help the kids to participate in activities. But we also need a medical staff (RN, LPN, PA, or MD eligible) on campsite all week to ensure a safe and healthy week at camp.
This year, we will be hosting a few camps for kids located in the Metro New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area, which will take place at the following locations and weeks. Since all of our camps will take place in New Jersey, all volunteer nurses must be licensed in NJ.
Happiness is Camping in Hardwick, NJ- June 10 th through June 17 th, 2017
Camp Oakhurst in Oakhurst, NJ- August 5th through August 11th, 2017
Happiness is Camping in Hardwick, NJ- August 13th through August 19th, 2017
Happiness is Camping in Hardwick, NJ- August 20th through August 26 th, 2017
This is a sleep away camp, so nurses are required to stay overnight. You will be provided with a bed in a nurses' cabin, and all food will be provided for the week.
Camp is a place where a kid can truly be a kid and forget all limitations. With your help, we can make this possible!
- Patient Care
- Youth Services
- Children Medical Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- RN, LPN, PA,or MD required.