WEEKEND – AN AWESOME SUCCESS
The only camp of its kind in the United States, Teen Adventure
Weekend serving teens and adolescents with multiple sclerosis,
has doubled in size each year. This exciting life-changing
program offered by the National Pediatric MS Center at Stony
Brook University Medical Center on Long Island in partnership
Access2Adventure and with funding from the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society, offers these unique campers wellness
activities such as , kayaking and navigating a high robes
course at Camp Canonicus Retreat Center in Exeter, Rhode Island.
For many campers it is the first time they are meeting kids with
the same challenges as they face every day – living with MS.
“I never realized that there were other kids like me out there”
is a common refrain heard throughout the weekend. Another
camper’s reaction last year was, “at home I sit around and I’m
sick…here I’m well.” A young girl writes, “….thank you.
I’ve had the time of my life. I will never forget it.”
Summer 07 saw campers from all corners of North America-from
Alaska, Hawaii and California to Florida and Texas to the New
York Metro area. Thirty-eight campers participated
in two sessions one in July and one in August. The camp is
free to all participants and some assistance with
transportation may be provided.
Teen Adventure Camp 2008 dates will be posted on our website in
early Spring 08. Please note deadline dates to ensure your
choice of session. For further information on Teen
Adventure Camp – Summer 08 – contact
Maria Milazzo 631-444-7802.