Our 2017 camp will run from Sunday, August 20th to Saturday, August 26th
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.
Parents 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 local and national communities all around the country) donate a week of their personal vacation time each summer for the children.
Donate or Volunteer
If you would like to make a donation to Camp Dartmouth-Hitchcock or find out how to volunteer your time, please contact:
- Pre-registration payment of $30.00 due by May 12, 2017
- Notification of acceptance May 26, 2017
- Follow up paperwork due July 7, 2017
Volunteer Counselor Deadlines:
- New and Return Counselor Application Due by May 31, 2017.
Forms and More Information
Campers and counselors: please download and use the paper forms to register for camp OR use the online Camp Doc portal. Either method will be acceptable for registration in 2017.
- 2017 Brochure (PDF)
- 2017 Camper Pre-Registration Form (PDF)
- 2017 Arthritis Foundation Application (PDF)
- Counselor Forms
Arthritis Foundation Offices in New England
For a complete listing of local offices, please visit the Arthritis Foundation website.
Northern New England: Maine,
Rhode Island Office
To make the camp experience accessible for all children with rheumatic diseases, the Arthritis Foundation provides camperships for children to attend Camp D-H. Contact Rebecca Farnlof in the Arthritis Foundation’s Rhode Island office for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-562-3102.