The Arthritis Foundation’s JA camp programs give kids with arthritis and related childhood rheumatic diseases the chance to make lasting memories.
Virtual JA Camp
Due to the continued uncertainty around COVID-19, along with recommendations from our medical and volunteer leadership teams, the Arthritis Foundation will not be hosting any in-person camps in 2021. The health and safety of our campers and volunteers will always be our top priority.
JA Camp Program
The Arthritis Foundation’s JA camp programs give kids with arthritis and related childhood rheumatic diseases the chance to make lasting memories. Our programs provide a safe and secure camping experience for children and teens. Campers gain a greater understanding of their own diagnosis and treatment, develop peer-to-peer support, increase independence and self-confidence, discover new skills and interests, and develop the skills they need to be leaders, advocates and champions in their everyday lives. For many young people, attending an Arthritis Foundation camp with other kids who have JA can change their lives.
National Virtual Camp dates will be June 21-25, 2021 (MWF) and August 3 – 5, 2021
Bullet Journaling with Michelle
Blending your Best Life
Drawing with Hannah
Mindfulness and Guided Meditation
Yoga for Teens with Arthritis- Ankles Knees Hips
Camp Joint Adventures - Hair Wraps
Making hair wraps with Counselor Katie!
Yoga for Teens with Arthritis - Deep Breathing
Camp Joint Adventures – Tie Dye!
Fun with tie dye! Please note - this activity uses food color, which will wash out.
Let's paint some rocks!
Yoga for Teens with Arthritis - Relaxation
Zumba with Kelly
I felt like Virtual JA Camp really helped me discover options for moving forward with college and independent doctors’ appointments with JAJA Camper, California Teen Retreat