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 accepts campers of all genders, ages 6 years or older, who have muscular dystrophy or a similar neuromuscular disorder.
Don’t see your diagnosis listed above? Please contact us!
We would love to accept every single applicant who applies, but due to high interest, space is limited. Applicants must submit an online application and complete an interview with our leadership team in order to be considered for a spot in a cabin. We expect camp sessions to fill up quickly, so please submit your online application and complete your interview as soon as possible.
Camp is provided FREE of charge to all campers, thanks to the generosity of our wonderful donors, volunteers, and fundraising team. We encourage everyone attending camp to make a donation so that our program may continue to grow and thrive with new and exciting programs each year.
Jett Foundation empowers people and families impacted by Duchenne muscular dystrophy through the development of transformative programming, educational opportunities, and ongoing support for every stage of a Duchenne journey.
As a program of Jett Foundation, Camp Promise helps Jett Foundation meet its mission by providing a barrier-free, weeklong 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.
This year, we will have two camp retreat sessions:
* Please note: Volunteers are required to arrive one-day prior to camper start dates listed above to attend a full-day mandatory orientation.
Applications are typically live between February and April for the following camp season. Applications for 2023 closed on April 3, 2023.
Our Camp Promise traditional programs serve ages 6 and older. Camp Promise Retreat is specifically for campers who are 18 years and older. Camp Promise serves campers with select neuromuscular disorders; please see www.jettfoundation.org/camp-promise for a list of diagnoses that we typically serve. Camp Promise volunteers must be at least 18 years old to apply.
Over the past few years, Camp Promise has grown significantly. We are so proud of this accomplishment and that wonderful folks like you want to join us each summer. With this growth, however, has come an increased demand for our services and programs.
We use a standard set of criteria to help us evaluate each and every camper application
we receive. This standard set of criteria includes:
Our goal is to welcome our returning campers, who we so value and appreciate, and also to allow for new campers to have the opportunity to join us during the summer.
While we wish we could serve every camper, due to this increased demand,
unfortunately, we may not be able to accept all campers who apply. Camp Promise staff will provide updates on camper application status and next steps throughout the
registration process and will notify campers about acceptance and waitlist status, as warranted.
Our goal at Camp Promise is to deliver the magic of Camp Promise to as many campers with Duchenne and other select neuromuscular disorders as possible. To help meet this goal, campers will be limited to attending one Camp Promise session per summer, including retreat, traditional, and connect camps.
Currently, Camp Promise Retreat camps in Ohio and Arizona will accept campers that reside only in those states. All other camp locations are open to those that reside out of state.
Applications for our five, in-person 2023 locations closed on April 3, 2023. Please check back soon for more information on 2024 applications!