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 allows them to participate in activities that are adapted to their abilities. All activities are designed so that every camper can have success.



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.
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 with 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 10-16. 
Contact: Aicha Dialla-Bennet 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.

The Arthritis Foundation is boldly leading the JA fight. We understand your unique needs and challenges and offer the focused attention that you and your family deserve. We are all-in - strongly committed to making sure you have easy access to life changing resources, community and care. Together, we can look forward to saying Yes, from here on out. Yes to running. Yes to playing. Yes to being a kid.



Our JA summer camps and camp scholarhips are made possible by the

generosity of the following donors:  


2015 Laurence Polatsch Memorial Scholarship Fund for JA Camps

The Hummingbird Foundation

Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Schnurmacher Foundation