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Camp Promise

We Make Happy Campers

Welcome to Camp Promise, a free, week-long camp and year-round program for kids, teens, and adults with neuromuscular disorders. Each year, campers and volunteers from all over the country join us at our many locations. Will you be the next member of the Camp Promise family?

Camp Promise 2022 Dates & Locations

  • Camp Promise West (Washington): June 19 – June 24, 2022
  • Camp Promise Rockies (Colorado): July 25 – July 29, 2022
  • Camp Promise Arizona Retreat (18 years and older): July 27 – July 31, 2022
  • Camp Promise Ohio Retreat (18 years and older): August 10- August 14, 2022
  • Camp Promise East (Pennsylvania): August 15 – August 20, 2022
  • Camp Promise Connect (Virtual): August 24 – August 27, 2022
Camp Promise is proud to offer our program at FIVE locations across the country, and one camp virtually. Think of us like a circus that comes into town, gives a magical experience, then packs up and moves on until the next year when we get to do it all over again!

Our Mission

The mission of Camp Promise is to provide a barrier-free, week-long, overnight camp for kids, teens, and adults with muscular dystrophy or select neuromuscular diseases —regardless of age, capability, or ability to pay.

Our camper-focused programming builds independence, confidence, and life skills through traditional camp activities and by bringing campers new experiences through adaptation, technology, creativity, and special guests.

We are a welcoming community where campers learn from and support each other, fostering new and lasting friendships that extend beyond camp. We are committed to providing Camp Promise in a professional, safe, and respectful environment with a leadership team, trained volunteers, and licensed medical staff who support the needs of each and every camper.

A Day in the Life

Get a feel for camp by spending a day in the life of some of our campers. No two days at camp are ever the same, but you can catch a glimpse of our staple camp traditions as well as the ever-improving programs and activities we bring to our locations each summer.

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Campers

We welcome campers age 6 and up (no joke, there’s no upper age limit) to join us for a week unlike any other. Paired with your own counselor, you’ll be ready to take on the world.
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Parents

Camp is for the camper. But, it’s a pretty good week for our campers’ families, too. We’ll make sure your camper is safe and happy so you can relax and have peace-of-mind.
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Volunteers

From counselors, to medical staff to activities staff, we’re 100% staffed by volunteers at Camp Promise. Whatever your skills are, we will put them to use (and then some!).

Recent Camp Promise Stories

A Day in the Life of Sam:

Spend a virtual day with Sam, a counselor in the Green Cabin at Camp Promise-East. She’s been coming to camp since 2015 and says thinks about camp all year long!

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Camp Promise Spotlight Series with Molly Murphy: Meet Rebekah!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Camp Promise Spotlight series! This month we are getting to know Camp Promise West camper Rebekah Lovitt. Rebekah has been attending West for a long time, and the community is all the better for having her involved. Join me as we get to know this musical camper just a bit more.

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