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The Muscular Dystrophy Association is proud to serve the neuromuscular disease community through our research, health care services, advocacy and education programs. While much has been accomplished since MDA's inception, it's critical that MDA look to the future and work to ensure that the Association is working to fulfill our mission as effectively as possible by being responsive to the changing research and health care landscapes, continuing to accelerate progress for development of therapies, and meeting important needs of those whom we have the honor to serve.
Volunteer counselors must be at least 16 years old and able to lift and care for a young person between the ages of 6 and 17. Each counselor becomes a companion to a camper with a neuromuscular disease. Campers have one of 43 neuromuscular diseases with varying physical abilities. Counselors help their campers with daily activities such as eating, bathing and dressing, and in recreational activities such as arts and crafts, wheelchair soccer and horseback riding.
MDA summer camp is the event that our kids think about year-round. For one week out of the year, they get to be in an environment where having a neuromuscular disease is the norm, not the exception. They have the chance to make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. At no charge to families or volunteers MDA’s summer camp program serves more than 100 Utah children.
Being a MDA camp volunteer gives you an amazing opportunity to interact with wonderful kids, boost your college application or resume, and make new friends. Returning volunteer counselors often say camp is a magical and memorable time. It’s such a family environment and a time to make friends for life. It truly is the best week of the year!
Because of the amount of children we serve, we divide our camp into two weeks. The 2014 dates are August 9th -14th and August 14-19th.
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