Parents & Caregivers



Camp Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Most children with juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic diseases never meet or interact with peers who share these diagnoses. Created to fill this need, Camp Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a one-week summer camp experience for children with rheumatic diseases.

Contact Us
  • Lebanon, NH (DHMC)
    Phone: (603) 650-7417
    Fax: (603) 650-4961
  • Manchester, NH
    Phone: (603) 695-2550
    Fax: (603) 695-2647
Maps & Directions

Our 2014 camp will run from Sunday, August 17th, to Saturday, August 23rd.

Experienced counselors and volunteers staff the camp at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont. Volunteers include physicians, allied health professionals, medical students, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, as well as adults with rheumatic diseases and past campers.

Photo: 2013 Camp D-H campersParents and families who otherwise may be hesitant to involve their children in an overnight camp experience because of medical concerns are able to do so in a reassuring environment. In addition, our campers often maintain the relationships they forge at camp throughout the year.

Camp Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an invaluable part of services we offer to children, primarily from the New England region, with rheumatic diseases.

Since its inception in 1983, the camp has been operating due to generous donations made by both organizations and individuals. In addition, a staff of committed professionals (including volunteers from DHMC, the VA, and the community) donate a week of their personal vacation time each summer for the children.

If you would like to make a donation to Camp Dartmouth-Hitchcock or find out how to volunteer your time, please contact Lauren Sanderson at or (603) 650-4988.

2014 Deadlines

Camper Deadlines:

  • Pre-registration Due by May 2, 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance by June 2, 2014
  • Follow-up Paperwork Due by July 11, 2014 

Volunteer Deadlines:

  • New and Return Counselor Application Due by June 2, 2013 

Forms and More Information

Office Listing

For a complete listing of local offices, please visit the Arthritis Foundation website.

Connecticut Office
35 Cold Spring Road, Suite 411
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
1-800-541-8350 or 860-563-1177
FAX: 860-563-6018

Massachusetts Office
29 Crafts Street, Suite 450
Newton, MA 02458
617-244-1800 or 800-766-9449
FAX: 617-558-7686

ME, NH, VT, Clinton,Essex, or Franklin County, NY Office
6 Chenell Drive, Suite 260
Concord, NH 03301
800-639-2113 or 603-224-9322
FAX: 603-224-3778

Rhode Island Office
2348 Post Road, Suite 104
Warwick, RI 02886
FAX: 401-739-8990