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Become a Camp Spifida Volunteer

You Can Help! If you would like to volunteer for a camp position, or if you would like additional information please contact us by way of e-mail, by mailing address or phone number shown to the right.

Teaching New Skills - Camp Spifida has been serving children since 1992, first as a day camp, then as a six-day overnight camping experience in the beautiful fields and woodlands of central Pennsylvania. It was created by a noted spina bifida specialist, the late Dr. Oscar Oberkircher, his family, and other volunteers. A tortoise is the camp's mascot, because, as someone said, "Our kids remind us of the Tortoise and the Hare. It may take a while for them to get where they are going, but they always manage to get there!"

If you are aware of any child with spina bifida, who might like to share in this wonderful camping experience, please contact us.

Camp Spifida is under the administration of Camps for Spiffy-Kyds, Inc., a non-profit organization that has been incorporated in Pennsylvania since 1994. We are always working to raise funds to cover the cost of Camp Spifida, including: medical supplies, camp facility costs, liability insurance, souvenirs, and supplies for camp activities. If you would like to help with fund-raising, or if you would like to make a donation to help children come to camp, please contact us on how to make your donation.


You Can Help!

Camp Spifida welcomes donations to assist with camp medical supplies, insurance, expenses and camp tuition. (Note that a donation of $700 will send a child to Camp Spifida for a week.)

If you would like to donate to Camp Spifida and/or volunteer for a camp position, or if you would like additional information, please return this portion of the brochure to the address below:

Camp Spifida
Kelly Hammaker
196 Rose Lane
Port Trevorton, PA 17864

E-mail Kelly



Camp Spifida

Kelly Hammaker

196 Rose Lane

Port Trevorton

PA, 17864



Thank You for your support!



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