MDA Camp 2011!

Great kids, dedicated counselors and staff, and wonderful volunteers filled out a perfect sun-splashed day at MDA Summer Camp 2011 today.  Camp’s great all week but today the Harley Davidson owners led by Schaeffer’s and Classic HD came to Worcester Township, Montgomery County, outside of Philadelphia.  Crafts, too, were awesome.  Tyler made a strap for his guitar.  He is quite the electric guitar master.  He and his counselor, Max, lit up the stage for me for a few minutes.  Tyler is a huge Aerosmith and Beatles fan.   He burned the Beatles logo into his strap. The folks from Lowe’s were outstanding as usual in helping the campers build their floats for the big parade.  This year’s camp theme is “Holidays”, so the kids built floats that fit holidays.  I think the Thanksgiving one was especially clever.  Columbus Day was pretty cool.  I loved what Gracie and Evan, sister and brother,

 did.  They competed against each other.  She was Santa in his sleigh and Evan was a Valentine’s Day card.  He is one hip cowboy.  We cannot say enough about the counselors who genuinely bond with the kids and provide leadership and friendship.  The campers themselves truly love being there.  It’s a chance to be themselves, no constant explaining anything to anybody, and it’s a chance to really enjoy a week of swimming, crafting, hockey or soccer playing, music, pranks, a little mischief, and more.  MDA Summer Camp is fun.  It is made possible  by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which every year also channels tens of millions of dollars into research aimed at curing more than 40 neuromuscular diseases.  This year’s MDA Labor Day Telethon is Sunday night, September 4th, from 6 p.m. to midnight on PHl17 in Philadelphia.  Excuse me, I have to go. It’s time for Twister.

 

Make a Muscle.

Make Difference.

MDA.