Camp volunteers are crucial to a successful and safe camping experience for MDA campers and play a critical role in MDA’s mission of transforming the lives of kids living with neuromuscular diseases. If accepted, many people will be counting on you to do your very best to care for MDA campers and uphold MDA’s policies and reputation while at camp.
MDA hosts camp sessions across the country for children between the ages of 8 and 17 that are diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease covered under MDA’s program of services. You can view the list of camp sessions that need volunteer support at https://www.mda.org/summer-camp/volunteer. Camper families and volunteers can select the week and camp location they are interested in attending. They can then apply for that specific camp session. Some camps are facilitated by MDA which means the summer camp session is directed by MDA staff members. MDA will recruit and select volunteers for their specific camps. MDA also sponsors camp sessions where all camp applications are handled by the camp facility staff, including volunteer processing and selection. Please note that all volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
We are excited to announce that the 2019 MDA Summer Camp volunteer applications are available online! We encourage you to complete your application early. Spots may fill quickly, and you will not be guaranteed a spot until you have completed the full application process and have been accepted. There will be established deadlines for all paperwork and the deadlines are non-negotiable.
Please follow the steps below to apply for 2019 MDA Summer Camp:
1.) The first step is to watch MDA’s HIPAA training.
2.) After you’ve viewed this training, please visit UltraCamp to begin the MDA camp application process. You will have the option to choose the MDA Summer Camp session you would like to volunteer for.
- MDA Los Angeles’ camp will be at Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
BE CAREFUL TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT VOLUNTEER ROLE, AS EACH CAMP HAS TWO SESSIONS: ONE FOR VOLUNTEERS AND ONE FOR MEDICAL STAFF VOLUNTEERS.
If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Melissa Ou at email@example.com.
Overnight camp from 7/7/19-7/13/19
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