Make a Difference at MDA Summer Camp

Feb 14, 2024

Make a difference this summer by volunteering at MDA Summer Camp!

What is MDA Summer Camp?

MDA Summer Camp is a magical place of complete inclusion, empowerment, exploration, and growth. For kids and young adults with neuromuscular disease, the magic is in the experience of trying something new, developing friendships that last a lifetime, learning to self-advocate, and harnessing potential. MDA Summer Camp is a fundamental experience that fosters independence, confidence and well-being for campers and volunteers alike.

Why Should You Volunteer?

MDA Summer Camp volunteers say that it is the experience of a lifetime and will enrich your life and motivate you in ways you never dreamed. And it wouldn’t be possible without people like you.

As a volunteer, you will collaborate with your peers to take on the role of 24-hour caregiver, friend, and encourager as you participate in the traditional camp experience alongside the campers, with adaptive activities, sports, games, crafts, dances, mealtimes and so much more.

Join the hundreds of volunteers who will dedicate a single week to facilitating some camp magic for hundreds of campers in our community.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Be at least 17 years old.
  • Be able to lift and care for campers and assist with their personal care needs.
  • Be able to follow MDA established rules and policies.
  • Always willing to put the campers’ needs first.
  • Able to participate in pre-camp training.



For 70 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been committed to transforming the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. MDA funds groundbreaking research for promising treatments and provides families with the highest quality care from the best doctors in the country.The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and DECA are incredibly proud of their more than 40-year partnership to empower young people to continually impact and improve their local and broader communities. To date, DECA members have raised both awareness and more than $5 million to help MDA serve the hundreds of thousands of children and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases.

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