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Jul 15, 2017

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Get over 100 Volunteer hours in one week while having a life-changing experience. 

As part of MDA’s mission to improve the lives of kids with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases, MDA’s summer camp program for kids ages 6-17 is offered at no cost to families. More than 3,700 kids attend nearly 75 weeklong MDA summer camps each year. With your help, kids create lifelong friendships, build self-confidence and develop independence.

Our one-of-a-kind camps provide a life-changing experience for all who attend. Children living with neuromuscular diseases face many unique challenges. As their muscles progressively get weaker, these children often lose basic functions such as walking, dressing, eating, talking or even breathing. In many cases, these diseases can be life-threatening, and some children may require 24-hour care from parents or another caregiver. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers. Counselors serve as a “buddy” for the week and participate in activities with the campers. They push wheelchairs, lift and transfer youngsters and provide assistance with daily living activities as needed.

MDA Camp Volunteers can accrue over 150 hours of volunteer time in one week! 

The Inland Northwest Camp will be at Camp Twinlow in Rathdrum, ID from July 15th-22nd. Volunteers stay the whole week and are provided food and lodging. 

Start your application here:  http://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessiondetail.aspx?idCamp=521&campCode=md4&idSession=133181

If you have questions, please email blively@mdausa.org

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