What parent with fond memories of summer camp doesn’t want their child to share such an experience? However, if your son or daughter has a condition that requires regular medical attention summer camp may seem like an impractical dream. Well, maybe not. Several of Community Health Charities member charities offer summer camp for kids and teens with chronic diseases or disabilities, and there’s even a camp for adults (scroll to the bottom).
American Diabetes Association
American Kidney Fund
American Cancer Society
It’s best to locate your regional, state, or local chapter and then search for a camp or call 1-800-227-2345.
Children’s Cancer Foundation
Children’s Tumor Foundation
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Epilepsy Foundation of America
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
JDRF provides some information about selecting a summer camp for your diabetic child.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Hemophilia Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Lone Star
Spina Bifida Association
Camp Courage – Summer Enrichment Camp.
Camp Courage is a summer camp for children and adolescents with sickle cell disease. For more information call the center at 901-495-5670.
Camps for Adults
National Stroke Association