Campers

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?

Who We Serve

Camp Promise accepts campers of all genders ages 6 years or older who have muscular dystrophy or a similar neuromuscular disorder.
This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)
  • Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
  • Myotonic muscular dystrophy
  • Charcot-Marie Tooth disease (CMT)
  • Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA)
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia (AT)
  • Pompe disease (acid maltase deficiency)

Don’t see your diagnosis listed above? Just 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.

A Day In The Life Of Our Campers

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 catch a glimpse of our staple camp traditions as well as the ever-improving programs and activities we bring to our campers each summer. Our Camper Handbook is also a good resource, we hope you’ll read it and want to come to camp!

Stephanie

A Day In The Life Of Stephanie: Meet Stephanie! 2016 was her first year in the Purple Cabin at Camp Promise – East, and she

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Yomara

A Day In The Life Of Yomara: Spend a virtual day with Yomara, a camper in our Purple Cabin at Camp Promise-West. Yomara was a

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Anthony

A Day In The Life Of Anthony: Spend a virtual day with Anthony, a veteran of the Black Cabin at Camp Promise – East. Anthony

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Molly

A Day In The Life Of Molly: Spend a virtual day with Molly, one of our Purple Cabin gals. Her first year at camp was

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Join 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 program each year.

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • Camp Promise – Arizona Retreat (18 years or older): July 27-July 31, 2022*
  • Camp Promise – Ohio Retreat (18 years or older): August 10-August14, 2022*

* 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 May for the following Camp season. We are closed to applications for 2022.

  • Camper Applications: When they are open, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To be considered for the following summer, all documentation needed to be submitted by May 16th, 2022.
  • Volunteer Applications: Volunteer applications were due on May 16, 2022.
  • Medical Forms: Medical forms for campers AND volunteers were due on May 16, 2022. If you are unable to obtain a medical form by this date, please
    contact Camp Promise staff by email at campinfo@jettfoundation.org.

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.camppromise.org 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:

  • Date application and interview were completed for each individual camper;
  • Access to and/or ability to attend other camps during the summer;
  • Whether the applicant has previously had the opportunity to enjoy the magic of
    Camp Promise; and
  • The most appropriate cabin fit based on the age and gender of the applicant.

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.

Apply Today

You don’t want to miss out on the magic of Camp Promise!