Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp

Applications are now available for the 2015 Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp!

This year we are pleased to announce that we have added an additional day to camp so campers can enjoy more time with their friends and try new activities!

Dates: Friday, July 10 – Wednesday, July 15
Location: Camp Joy, Clarksville, Ohio
Cost: None! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, we are able to offer camp free of charge to all participants. We cover all travel expenses as well. If you are interested in supporting our camp, please click here.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 20

The Amputee Coalition's Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp is a 6-day traditional summer camp experience for children ages 10-17 who have lost arms and/or legs or who were born with limb differences. The camp offers challenging activities that build campers' confidence regardless of skill level and takes place at Camp JOY in Clarksville, OH.

A unique aspect of our program is that campers are not accompanied by their parents, which inspires campers to take on new challenges, be independent, test themselves and build new friendships in a supportive, caring environment.

The Coalition covers all expenses, including travel, for the campers. The average cost to send a child to camp is $1,800. Since its beginning in 2000, the camp has hosted more than 790 campers with limb loss or limb difference.

2014 Boys vs. Girls Camp Fundraising Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Boys vs. Girls Fundraising Challenge! Your fundraising efforts helped to make the 2014 youth camp the biggest in history with 104 campers! The Amputee Coalition is excited to announce that over $22,000 was raised during the challenge. The girls came out victors this year, raising over $13,000, and received ice cream during the camp pool party and their names engraved on the camp trophy. Start getting excited for next year’s challenge, as we hope you can help us continue to send more and more kids to camp every year and make this camp the best it can be!

Support the Amputee Coalition's Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp

If you would like to support this incredible program and see to it that the camp will impact the lives of youth for years to come, you can make a tax-deductible donation today.


Thank You 2014 Youth Camp Sponsors

WillowWood, American Board for Certifcation in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABCOP), Ottobock, Thorlo

Camp Fun Facts

  • Since its beginning in 2000, the camp has hosted more than 790 campers with limb loss or limb difference.
  • Campers from 45 states and several foreign countries, including Australia, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Tunisia, have attended the camp.
  • Since its beginning, the camp has worked with more than 100 volunteers to mentor youths with limb loss or limb difference.
  • The 2012 camp session was attended by 94 campers from 29 states as well as Tunisia.



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Contact Our Youth Camp Program Coordiator:

Jessie Cantrell


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