Juvenile Arthritis Camp

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The Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region gives children with arthritis the opportunity to make lifetime memories through camp.

The specialty, residential juvenile arthritis summer camps focus on what campers can do, not what they can’t do. Campers are able to learn from others who have similar conditions and experiences. The program is designed to increase campers’ self-esteem by creating opportunities for them to meet personal challenges.

The camp offers most traditional summer camp activities such as campfires and singing, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, swimming and nature hikes. The camp also has activities that create more of a personal challenge, while adapting to children of all abilities. Some of these activities include: accessible rope challenge course, hand/foot driven catamarans, and adapted archery. All of these things create opportunities for individual accomplishment in a positive and encouraging environment.

Camp AcheAway-Winder, Georgia

July 24-29, 2016

Kids with JA or related disease (ages 6-17)

Contact Ayana Charleston  or Lauren Schmitt for more information.

JA Summer Camps Around the Region

Check out these other camps in the Southeast for children with JA (preference is given to campers from these respective states. Campers from surrounding states may be admitted if there is space).

Camp AcheAway-Nashville, Tennessee

June 19-25, 2016

Kids with JA or related disease (ages 7-15)
Contact Katie Bertotti for more information.

Camp MASH-Mobile, Alabama

June 12-18, 2016

Kids with JA or related disease (ages 7-17)
Contact campmashmobile@gmail.com for more information.

Camp AcheAway-Little Rock, Arkansas

July 24-29, 2016

Kids with JA or related disease (ages 6-16)
Contact Emily Pearce for more information.