Summer is officially here, but the search continues for an additional 20 men to fill the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) camp counselor roster.
Camp takes place from Aug. 4-10 2012 at Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks in Hebron, CT.
With over 20 boys affected by muscle disease expected to attend this summer, there is a great need for more male volunteers to be their camp counselors. Each camper is matched with his own volunteer counselor for the week.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, U.S. Citizens and able to put the needs of someone else before their own.
As a volunteer counselor, you will have the opportunity to assist campers with fun recreational activities such as adapted sports, fishing, swimming, and arts and crafts.
Counselors become close companions to campers and assist them with daily tasks such as eating, bathing and dressing.
“MDA summer camp is a special week when children affected by muscle diseases can enjoy themselves by participating in a full range outdoor activities adapted to their abilities,” said MDA Camp Director Jennifer Dain.
“Besides being great fun, camp helps youngsters find their independence and builds their confidence by helping them grow and develop emotionally and socially— it’s truly the highlight of the year, for both campers and their volunteer counselors,” Dain said.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research.
MDA also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and far-reaching professional and public health education.
Volunteering as a counselor at MDA summer camp is a rewarding and life-changing experience. The friendships formed and the memories created will last forever.
To obtain a volunteer application or learn about other ways to support MDA’s summer camp program, call the local MDA office at (203) 248-6500.
Additional information about volunteering at MDA summer camp is available online at www.mda.org/clinics/camp.
For other questions, contact Jennifer Dain at (203) 248-6500 or email@example.com
Posted June 22, 2012
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