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MS Adventure Camp brings together children going into grades 4-12 who live in a household with someone affected by MS for summertime fun and personal growth. Campers enjoy jam-packed days filled with recreational activities, like swimming and campfires, along with special MS education programs for a truly unique and enriching camp experience.

In this caring and relaxed environment, kids can open up and connect with others who share similar life experiences. Through the laughter, s’mores and friendships, they will leave feeling empowered by their newfound MS community with memories to last a lifetime.

MS Adventure Camp Locations

All MS Adventure Camp locations are open to everyone, regardless of state residency.

Important Update

For the safety of the MS community and all our communities – we’ve stopped gathering in person for now. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we will not host MS Adventure Camp this year.

We appreciate your understanding. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to an MS Navigator if you have any questions or concerns. Visit our Coronavirus Resources page for the latest information and updates.

Things to Know

  • Approximately 25% of campers’ time is focused on MS-related programming – the rest is spent having fun in the sun!
  • Camp offers age-appropriate MS education programming, delivered by expert facilitators, to provide a safe space for kids to have the opportunity to discuss the impact of MS on their families. One of these programs includes our Leaders-in-Training programming, designed for campers in grades 11-12, that focuses on developing leadership skills in the MS movement.
  • The fee for each child to attend MS Adventure Camp varies by location. Scholarships are available upon request.

“My mom thought it would be beneficial for me to understand the disease and how it affects her and our family. It’s a great place for kids to express their feelings and ask questions. It’s also a place where kids can just be kids. I love seeing my old friends and making new ones. It’s just a lot of fun!”

  • Hannah (far left) has attended the camp since she was 9

Volunteer for MS Adventure Camp

The success of MS Adventure Camp depends on its incredible volunteers. We welcome volunteers with a wide range of skills and provide relevant training. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Various volunteer positions are available at each location, from support with short-term projects to serving as a counselor for the duration of camp.

All volunteers must pass a background check to participate.

Camp Counselors
Camp counselors

Parents’ Thoughts on MS Adventure Camp

“The camp has been an amazing experience for our child. He has grown so much and has formed strong lasting bonds with others through this camp. We are incredibly blessed and so grateful for this program. He and his friends are already talking about coming back as counselors next year. Thank you!”

“MS Adventure Camp has been a wonderful experience for my daughter, and she has made lifelong friends. She has used her experience to teach others about MS and is more patient with me when I have difficulties. I would strongly recommend this camp to others.”

Favorite Things About Camp

“Spending time with everybody at camp and learning more about MS. Don’t change a thing at all, please!”
  • Christopher, 8th grade
“Knowing that everyone here has someone in their family with MS. Camp is pretty perfect.”
  • Mara, 9th grade
“How close-knit of a group we are.”
  • Taylor, 12th grade

MS Adventure Camp Ropes Course

For more information about resources specific to youth with MS, visit our Pediatric MS page. 

For help finding additional camp options and camp resources for children and teens diagnosed with MS or who live in a household with someone affected by MS, contact an MS Navigator online, via e-mail at ContactUsNMSS@nmss.org or by calling 1-800-344-4867.

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