MDA Virtual Summer Camp
Camp isn’t a place, it’s a feeling
MDA Virtual Summer camp provides an engaging and meaningful experience for kids and young adults who prefer to experience the joys of Camp from the comfort of their homes. Outfitted with a Supply Kit that includes all the necessities to fully participate in the program, campers join in on arts and crafts, STEM and cooking activities and spend time connecting with their fellow campers and volunteers during Cabin Chat video calls.
Camper Registration Requirements
A recent photo of your child
An electronically signed MDA Virtual Summer Camp Application
Volunteer Role & Responsibilities
Assist in facilitating the virtual Summer Camp Program with the support of MDA Staff.
Act as a companion, encourager, and message board moderator.
Create a fun, safe and inclusive virtual environment for Campers.
Encourage positive conversation that promotes strong self-esteem.
Have fun and participate in daily activities with enthusiasm.
Set a high standard of cooperation.
Volunteer Application Requirements
17+ years old
Online application through UltraCamp system
Criminal Background Check through Sterling Volunteers
Interview with MDA Staff
Participate in all required pre-camp trainings and orientation (approx. 1.5 hours).
Virtual MDA Camp is a great place to do new things, meet new people, and engage in creative enrichment activities. It's a super welcoming camp and staff makes each camper feel special.
My camper feels better knowing there are other youth with conditions similar to hers. She feels a strong sense of belonging in MDA Summer Camp.
2024 MDA Virtual Summer Camps
Click your preferred Virtual Camp session to begin your application on our registration site, UltraCamp. Please note that most camp activities will take place between approximately 10AM – 3 PM in the timezone indicated.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is MDA Virtual Camp and what can we expect?
MDA Virtual Camp is an online message board platform, which will be available to participants each day of camp. Camp Directors will post daily activities and projects that to go along with the daily camp theme, and campers and counselors can ‘chat’ with one another via a text-based message board. As they complete projects, camp participants can post photos of themselves having fun with the activities. Additionally, we’ll have “cabin chat” video calls, so the camp community can come together virtually! Each participant will receive their very own Camp Supply Kit delivered to their home, complete with fun camp gear and supplies and instructions for the activities!
When is it?
There are two MDA Virtual Summer Camp taking place in July. Specific dates and time zones for each session are noted above.
What is the time commitment?
Virtual Camp takes place Monday – Thursday. The online platform will be open from approximately 10AM – 3PM in the time zone indicated for the session. Some evening, full group activities may also be planned and will be approximately 60-90 minutes.
What technology/websites are needed to participate?
Microsoft Teams serves as our primary platform, but we may also utilize Webex, Kahoot, Let’s Roam, Discord and Twitch for some of our activities. If you have a device (phone, tablet or laptop) and an internet connection, you should be good to go!
We will set up and provide each registered participant with a Microsoft Teams account prior to the start of Virtual Camp.
What if my child does not have access to a computer or technology needed to participate?
If technology is a barrier for your child to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can assist.
Thank you again for your interest in MDA Virtual Camp! If you have any further questions, please contact us at email@example.com.