As part of MDA’s mission to transform the lives of people affected by neuromuscular disease, MDA Summer Camp gives kids ages 8-17 the freedom to be kids with others who are just like them during a life-changing week of fun and friendship — all at no cost to their families. Summer Camp opens a world of possibilities to kids with neuromuscular diseases who often experience limitations in life and daily activities. Kids call Summer Camp the “best week of the year.”
Locally, we are recruiting volunteers to support the MDA Summer Camp of Illinois program taking place at the Timber Pointe Outdoor Center in Hudson, IL from Saturday, July 6th – Friday, July 12th. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteers who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that camp offers such as zip-lining, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, and more. Volunteers will participate in activities with the campers, push wheelchairs, lift and transfer kids, assist with daily living tasks, and have fun!
Our camp program is overnight, and we need volunteers to commit to being on site the entire week. MDA provides pre-camp training to all volunteers, and all meals and lodging are provided. We award 144 service hours for the week, and it is a great way for students to enhance their resumes and help make them stronger candidates when applying for scholarships, graduate school, internships, and employment. More importantly, camp will enrich students’ lives and inspire them in ways they never dreamed possible.
To apply to be an MDA Summer Camp volunteer students can visit https://www.mda.org/summer-camp/volunteer.