Apply here to be considered for the 2023 JA Camp Volunteer Team 

The Arthritis Foundation’s JA Camp programs give kids with arthritis and related childhood rheumatic diseases the chance to make lasting memories. JA Camp brings hope and connection to kids, teens and their families.

Camp staff and volunteers strive to provide campers with a camping experience that includes traditional activities like, campfires, arts and crafts, theme nights, swimming, sports, lake activities, and other activities in an environment that considers campers’ strengths and not the limitations of the camper’s disease. 

Getting to know others who live with the same or similar experiences with arthritis is life-changing and helps our campers build friendships that last a lifetime. We are grateful for your willingness to share your valuable time with our campers!  We look forward to an exciting and fun-filled camp session and cannot wait to meet with you to discuss your interest in joining our camp team!

Camp Sessions:

  • Camp AcheAway – Georgia
  • Camp Esperanza - Southern CA
  • Camp Joint Adventures – Missouri
  • Camp JRA/CHAT – Pennsylvania/New Jersey 
  • Camp KODA – Utah 
  • Camp Milagros – Northern CA 
  • Camp M.A.S.H. - Wisconsin 
  • Camp Sisu – Minnesota
  • JA Camp – Colorado
  • KAT FISH Camp – Washington
  • National Virtual JA Camp

Due to the ever-changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, please be advised that camps may be subject to change or cancellation at any point. We are taking every precaution we can to make sure these camps go on as smoothly as possible, but please understand that conditions may change.

Additional JA Camp information here 

If you have JA Camp questions, please contact Robin Kingham at [email protected] 

If you have questions about the volunteer application, please contact the Volunteer Team at [email protected]

RETURNING VOLUNTEERS! If you already have a Volunteer Portal account - login here to access the JA Volunteer Camp application checklist.


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