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/or to register for camp, click here or call 248.530.5021

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. Click here to pre-registration for the Open House on June 28, 2020.