Skip to main content
  • Home
  • News
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in Pittsburgh Seeking Summer Camp Volunteers

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in Pittsburgh Seeking Summer Camp Volunteers

MDA’s mission is to help kids live longer and grow stronger; MDA provides a summer camp program for kids ages 8-17 — offered at no cost to their families. Each year, kids with neuromuscular diseases attend MDA Summer Camp at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, WV.  

MDA Summer Camp opens up a world of possibilities to kids with neuromuscular diseases who often experience limitations in life and daily activities. Kids living with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases that limit strength and mobility often face many unique challenges. Neuromuscular diseases progressively weaken muscles, often taking away everyday abilities like running, walking, hugging and even breathing.  

MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers. Counselors serve as a “buddy” for the week and participate in activities with the campers. They push wheelchairs, lift and transfer youngsters and assist with daily living activities as needed. This is an opportunity for students to get 145 HOURS of hands-on experience in education, recreation, family social sciences, and medical professions. Food and lodging are provided to our volunteers at no cost.

For more information or to volunteer, click here.

Advisors Toolkit

If you are an academic advisor to a student interested in pursuing a healthcare profession, this toolkit is here to assist you in answering questions and getting them on the right track.

View Toolkit

Subscribe to our mailing list

Sign up for the Pre-Health Newsletter to be notified of important news and deadlines.

* indicates required