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? 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.

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!


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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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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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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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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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 Retreat – Ohio (18+): July 6-9, 2023 at Akron Rotary Club in Akron, OH*
  • Camp Promise Arizona Retreat (18+): July 26-30, 2023 at Whispering Hope Ranch in Payson, AZ*

* 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.

  • Camper Applications: When they are open, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To be considered for summer 2023, all documentation had to be submitted by April 3, 2023.
  • Volunteer Applications: Volunteer applications remain open at this time.
  • Medical Forms: Medical forms for campers AND volunteers were due on April 3, 2023. If you are unable to obtain a medical form by this date, please contact Camp Promise staff by emailing

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 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.

See You Soon!

Applications for our five, in-person 2023 locations closed on April 3, 2023. Please check back soon for more information on 2024 applications!

Thank you to our 2023 Camp Promise Sponsors:

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our Camp Promise programming, please email

Experience the magic of camp promise

Complete applications due April 3, 2023.