Announcing the 2017 TMA Annual Quality of Life Family Camp

We are excited to announce that our TMA Family Camp will be held Saturday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at The Center for Courageous Kids (CCK) in Scottsville, KY.

How to Apply?

To start the application process, please complete this online form. A TMA staff member will contact you via email within 48 hours to share additional information about the application process.

Eligibility

Families with children diagnosed with ADEM, NMO, TM, ON and Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) who are 5 to 17 years old are eligible to apply to camp.

Applications are welcome from older and younger children, who may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Up to two adults living in the same household as the camper and siblings may participate in camp.

All applicants must be members of the TMA. Membership is free. Become a member.

Arrival and Departure Information

Families will receive detailed information about arrival and departure times along with their acceptance information from CCK. In general, most families arrive at camp around 3:00 pm on the first day of camp. Camp closes at noon on the last day of camp.

The closest airport is Nashville, Tennessee. For help with ground transportation between the airport and camp, please contact the TMA at tmakids@myelitis.orgwith travel information. Please do not make plane reservations until you receive an acceptance letter from CCK.

Cost

There is no cost for families to come to camp besides personal travel expenses. The TMA and CCK have a partnership under which we cover the cost of camp.

The TMA will be able to offer some financial help, based on need, via travel grants to families. All accepted families will receive an email with an application form and guidelines to apply for this funding in approximately May 2017. They are offered on a first come, first served basis until grant funds are no longer available. Grant funds are disbursed as reimbursements once grant requirements have been met.

Education Program

Medical professionals and specialists from our medical community will be joining camp and provide a three-day education program for the parents and any of the children, teen or young adults who attend camp and are interested in the education program.

All medical volunteers attending the TMA Family Camp have been invited by the TMA to join as camp volunteers and to participate in an educational program during the camp, where they will be able to share their experience and make recommendations, but will not be able to provide specific medical advice.

Contact Us

Erin Coriell
ecoriell@myelitis.org | 1-855-380-3330

Rebecca Whitney
rwhitney@myelitis.org |1-855-380-3330

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