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Monday, June 10, 2013

Volunteer counselors sought for MDA camp in Hebron

 

MDA Summer Camp is a one-week sleepover camp for young people between the ages of six and 17 who are affected by neuromuscular disease. Volunteer counselors become a close companion to campers and assist them with a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, swimming, and adapted sports. / Contributed photo


The Muscular Dystrophy Association is searching for men  looking for a rewarding and memorable experience this summer to join their summer camp.

Volunteer counselors are needed to assist young people with neuromuscular diseases and help them enjoy a fun-filled week at MDA summer camp, which will take place from Aug. 3-9 at Camp Hemlocks in Hebron.

With less than 60 days until camp begins volunteers are needed to sign up now.
There has been an overwhelming response from female applicants, so at this time, only male applicants are asked to apply.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and able to lift and care for a young person between the ages of six and 17.
          As a volunteer counselor, one will have the opportunity to become a close companion to a camper affected by neuromuscular disease and help them with daily activities such at eating, bathing and dressing. Counselors will also assist campers with recreational activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, and adapted sports.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association 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. Additional information about volunteering at MDA summer camp is available online at www.mda.org.
 For information, contact Casey Bilodeau or Karen Mickley-Gomez at 203-248-6500 or cbilodeau@mdausa.org or kmickley-gomez@mdausa.org.

This information is taken from a press release from MDA. 






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