Meet Camp Dakota
If there’s a bright side to having juvenile arthritis, it’s Camp Dakota. It’s a place where kids with arthritis meet for one week each summer. Camp Dakota is about making friends that last a lifetime.
After a week at Camp Dakota, the struggle faded. He felt part of a group and found a home with kids just like him. Kids that couldn’t always play basketball with their classmates. Kids that had a hard time in gym class. Kids that missed a lot of school.
Arthritis Foundation Michigan hosts Camp Dakota each summer. It provides a safe and secure experience for kids and teens living with juvenile arthritis. Campers gain a greater understanding of their arthritis, connect with others, increase independence and self-confidence and discover new skills and interests.