JA Summer Camps

Where kids get to be kids

A place, a community, and an adventure for children diagnosed with juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

 Our one-week camps for children diagnosed with JA and other rheumatic diseases offer a place for children with arthritis to have fun, make new friends and learn how to take control of their disease. Our camps, based in upstate New York, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, provide quality care for kids with arthritis and allow them to participate in activities that are adapted to their abilities. Download a JA Camp brochure here.

July 19-24:  Camp JRA is held at CAMP Victory in Millville, PA, approximately 10 miles from Bloomsburg, PA.  Camp JRA welcomes campers age 8-18. Click on the following links to download the appropriate applications: Camp JRA Camper Application, Camp JRA Counselor in Training (CIT) Application, Camp JRA Counselor Application.
Contact: Sheila Brown at (267)238-9729, or sbrown@arthritis.org

July 19-24:  Camp CHAT is located in Hackettstown, NJ, in association with the Easter Seals Camp, Camp Merry Heart.  Camp CHAT welcomes campers ages 
8-17 and offers a special Young Adult weekend. 
Contact: Peggy Lotkowictz at (732) 283-4300, ext. 319, or plotkowi@arthritis.org

August 4-9:  Double H Camp is located in Lake Luzerne, NY, at the Double H Ranch. Double H Camp welcomes campers ages 6-16.  
Contact: Aicha Diallo-Bennett at (212) 984-8713, or adiallobennett@arthritis.org

Campers must receive medical clearance by their physician prior to attending any of the camps. Costs for each camp vary; some are free.  Scholarships are available for others. Camp slots fill quickly so be sure to register early.  To learn about scholarships, for more information or to register, contact the staff members listed next to each camp:

 

Our JA summer camps and camp scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the following donors:

  • 2015 Laurence Polatsch Memorial Scholarship Fund for JA Camps
  • The Hummingbird Foundation
  • Independant Order of Odd Fellows
  • Schnurmacher Foundation
  • The October Fund