Summer camp for kids with juvenile arthritis and related diseases

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Camp Dakota is a place, attitude and adventure for children living with arthritis and related rheumatic diseases. We have five full-time medial staff onsite 24 hours/day, including a pediatric rheumatologist. Medical staff provides general care, distributes medications, gives injections and interacts with all campers. Camp activities include – swimming, arts & crafts, challenge course, dance, campfire, climbing wall, archery, nature cabin, boating and more! We believe the cost of camp should not be the reason a child misses camp therefore the Arthritis Foundation has partnered with various organizations to provide a limited number of scholarships. Our goal is to provide a fun and safe experience for all our campers. Kids ages 7 thru 16 are eligibility to apply – to learn more information go to the Arthritis Foundation website.

Further, Camp Dakota offers a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program. It is a leadership program for past campers ages 15-16. CIT campers follow a specially designed schedule which focuses on independent skills and leadership activities. CITs have a unique opportunity to work alongside camp staff to develop camp activities, job-shadow staff and assist counselors. A CIT is technically still a camper and therefore bound by the same rules and guidelines as all campers. Again, to learn more information go the Arthritis Foundation website.

For more information and registration visit the Arthritis Foundation Michigan website, link here, or call 248.530.5021.

Open House
We extend an invitation to all interested families to see our camp and get a feel for our programs on this special day.  Activities will be provided for children and tours and informational sessions provided for parents and others.  A lunch is included.  Pre-registration is necessary.  The Open House is on June 28, 2020