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2016 CAMPS

Camp Spifida is a camp for children who have spina bifida. Children ages 6 through 18 years of age attend camp for a week full of fun and friendship. Camp Spifida offers lots of exciting activities, such as; craft projects, fishing, swimming, dancing, paddleboats, campfires, hayrides, woodworking, ropes challenge course and the exciting 26 foot high climbing wall! Most importantly camp offers children with spina bifida a chance just to be a kid.

Due to our camper's various medical needs, this camping experience is usually their first time away from home and their families. Camp Spifida is fully staffed with trained counselors, nursing staff and doctors. Our entire staff comes to Camp Spifida as volunteers, out of love for the children. Camp Spifida is held at the Camp Victory facility in Millville, Pa. We are expecting 60 campers and a staff of approximately 80 counselors, doctors, nurses and program staff. Our goal is to provide a typical camping experience, allowing for health and physical limitations, with emphasis on positive self-image, independence and self-assurance in all campers.

 

SUMMER 2016 CAMP DATES
 July 24th to July 29th

 

Camp Spifida Builds Self-Esteem

Part of Camp Spifida's mission is to encourage the children's independence to build self-esteem and confidence. For many of the children who come to camp, they are the only ones in their school, the only ones in their community, who have spina bifida. Camp Spifida is a place to go where they are like everyone else. Each camper brings his or her unique abilities, and that contributes to the whole camping experience. As one mother says, "Camp Spifida has given my daughter the chance to be a kid - not a disabled kid - but a kid."

Camp Spifida helps children and parents know that they still love each other very much, but they can also enjoy some things apart from each other. Because of the tremendous bond that forms between parents and a child with spina bifida, it is hard for parents to let their children do something new on their own for the first time. "Camp is great for them," another parent says, "because it lets them know what it's like, for once, to be part of the norm."

   
 

Camp Spifida

Kelly Hammaker

196 Rose Lane

Port Trevorton

PA, 17864

 

 

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Camper Information Contact:
If you have a camper interested in Camp Spifida, please contact Sasha Hovak

E-mail Sasha

  Phone: 570-437-3924

 

Staff Information Contact:

E-mail Kelly