JA Camp

The Arthritis Foundation’s JA camp programs give kids with arthritis and related childhood rheumatic diseases the chance to make lasting memories.

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JA Camp

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.  

Camp Program

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

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Bullet Journaling with Michelle
Learn how to create a bullet journal with counselor Michelle. A bullet journal is a method of journaling that helps you keep track of things such as: to-do lists, goals, weekly plans, your feelings & even your juvenile arthritis symptoms! Bullet journaling can help you stay organized and express yourself and your creativity!
Blending your Best Life
A smoothie making session dedicated to found supplies around the house.
Drawing with Hannah
Learn how to draw a puppy with Hanna. You’ll need a pencil, paper and something to color in your drawing!
Mindfulness and Guided Meditation
Time to relax! Join counselor Kaitie for a mindfulness and guided mediation practice.
Yoga for Teens with Arthritis- Ankles Knees Hips
This video focuses on comfortable movements for the ankles, knees and hips based on the Joint Freeing Series (TM).
Camp Joint Adventures - Hair Wraps

Making hair wraps with Counselor Katie!

Yoga for Teens with Arthritis - Deep Breathing
The breathing exercise in the video includes mindful breathing and the three-part breath. The three-part breath consists of inhaling first into the chest, followed by the rib cage, and then into the abdomen.
Camp Joint Adventures – Tie Dye!

Fun with tie dye! Please note - this activity uses food color, which will wash out.

Rock Painting

Let's paint some rocks!

Yoga for Teens with Arthritis - Relaxation
This video focuses on ending your yoga practice with relaxation. You may wish to extend your relaxation 5 or 10 more minutes beyond this video using deep breathing, meditation, mindfulness, or imagery.
Zumba with Kelly
Join Kelly for a Zumba Dance Party!

I felt like Virtual JA Camp really helped me discover options for moving forward with college and independent doctors’ appointments with JA

JA Camper, California Teen Retreat

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Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

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Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

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Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.


Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000


Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.


Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.


Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.


Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.


Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.