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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.

Camp D-H logo

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.

Photo: 2016 Camp D-H 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.

2015 Canoe photo

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:
Devin Sevene
(603) 650-8896

2017 Deadlines

Camper Deadlines:

  • 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.

Arthritis Foundation Offices in New England

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

Northern New England: Maine,
New Hampshire, Vermont

6 Chenell Drive, Suite 260
Concord, NH 03301
FAX: 603-224-3778

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

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: rfarnlof@arthritis.org or 401-562-3102.