Camp JRA (Juveniles Reaching Achievement) is a special place where children with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases can have fun, learn about their disease, and form social bonds with others who share their challenges. Camp JRA is a six-day residential camping experience for children ages 8 to 18. Campers participate in a variety of activities designed to provide opportunities for personal growth, improved self-reliance, independent functioning, and development of leadership skills.

Camp activities are adapted so that every camper can participate, no matter their ability level. Sample Camp activities include archery, swimming, yoga, fishing, karate, climbing wall, crafts, karaoke, casino night, talent show, dance, drama and campfire games. These activities expand social skills, stretch athletic performance and allow the practice of decision-making skills. Daily health education sessions teach campers about their disease and its treatment and increase campers’ abilities for self-care.

 

Register today for Camp JRA 2014!!!! 

Contact Danielle M. Stephens at dmstephens@arthritis.org for more information about Camp JRA in 2014.

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