MS Kids Camp
April 9, 2014
Join us for our 4th Annual MS Kids Camp
August 14-17, 2014
**Space is Limited; Request Your Child's Application Today!**
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central & Eastern Virginia Chapter is pleased to extend an invitation to children ages 7-15 of a parent or guardian living with multiple sclerosis for a weekend of fun and learning at Camp Jumonville in Hopwood, Pennsylvania.
Come join children from other chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for a weekend of swimming, zip lines and more. This special weekend offers a great opportunity for kids who have a parent or guardian with MS to connect with each another in a fun and supportive environment.
Room accommodations (4 days & 3 nights)
9 meals & snacks
Use of the camp facilities
Transportation to/from camp will be provided by the Chapter (with start in Richmond, Virginia and stops will be added to the route based on camper locations.)
COST PER WEEKEND:
$25 per child (ages 7-15)
Scholarships are available
Camp applications can be requested through June 1, 2014.
After you contact the chapter about your interest, you will receive a camp application that needs to be completed and returned, along with your payment, to the Chapter by July 1, 2014.
If you would like an application for MS Kids Camp, please contact Kathryn Zapach (804-591-3039 or Kathryn.Zapach@nmss.org) and provide:
Your name, address, and phone number
Your child(ren)’s name
Child(ren)’s date of birth
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact Kathryn Zapach at 804-591-3039 or Kathryn.Zapach@nmss.org.
Want to learn more about Camp Jummonville*? Check out their website: www.jumonville.org
*Please note, while Camp Jummonville is a Christian retreat center, MS Kids Camp has no religious affiliation.
About the Virginia - West Virginia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Virginia - West Virginia Chapter of the National MS Society provides comprehensive programs and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 12,000 individuals with multiple sclerosis residing throughout Virginia and West Virginia, as well as three counties in northeastern North Carolina and seven counties in southeastern Kentucky. The Virginia - West Virginia Chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support National MS Society research projects worldwide. The Chapter has offices in Richmond, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Charlottesville, VA; and Charleston, WV.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.