Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nearly 40 Campers Head To MDA Summer Camp in Green Lake, Wisconsin

GREEN LAKE, Wis., May 31, 2011—It’s that time of the year again! The Muscular Dystrophy Association welcomes 38 campers from northern Wisconsin and over 70 volunteers to the annual MDA Summer Camp at The Pilgrim Center Camp in Green Lake, June 12-17.

MDA Summer Camp is a memorable, weeklong experience at Green Lake for children affected by neuromuscular disease. Camp activities include arts and crafts projects, sports and fishing, which are adapted for youths between the ages of six and 17 with neuromuscular disease. Each camper is accompanied by a volunteer counselor to ensure that exceptional needs are met at all times.

The theme of this year’s Summer Camp is “Roadtrip Wisconsin”. Each day of camp features a different activity, including an Oneida Indian Ceremonial dance presentation, a picnic with local fire fighters, a Wisconsin sports themed dance, and visits from a scientist and the FBI. Harley Day, one of the most popular Summer Camp events, is Wednesday, June 15. Area motorcyclists will visit camp and offer sidecar rides to the campers.

Summer Camp is one of MDA’s many programs made possible through generous corporate and public donations. It costs $800 to send one child to camp for one week. The generosity of local communities enables these children and young adults to experience a wide range of activities specially designed for those with limited mobility at no cost to their families. For more information or to donate to MDA Summer Camp, contact Carolynne Younk at (920) 499-4571.

MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat more than 43 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education. For more information about Summer Camp and other local MDA activities, please contact MDA at (800) 572-1717.

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