Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp

2019 Camp

The magic of camp never ends. It’s greatest of gifts are memories and lifelong friends.


July 8-13, 2019


Camp Joy
Clarksville, Ohio


Thanks to our generous sponsors & donors.

The deadline for applying for the 2019 Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp has passed.
Please check back in January of 2020 to apply for next year’s Youth Camp.

Since 2000, the Amputee Coalition has provided a safe place for kids to learn more about living with limb loss and limb difference. Today, it has evolved to traditional summer camp, complete with canoes and campfires. Most importantly, the focus is on the campers.  For the Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp, that means kids living with limb loss and limb difference, age 10-17.

Kids having fun at youth camp!

For Leadership Camp, we’ve developed a curriculum that combines a camp experience with leadership development, perfect for those poised on the edge of college or a career. For young adults age 18-19, the experience is unique and fulfilling.

Our counselors are all living with limb loss and limb difference and must be at least 20 years old. Many of them attended an Amputee Coalition camp when they were younger and are excited to be able to pass the experience along to the next generation.

The feedback from our campers is that they get to be normal here. They get to talk to other kids (and counselors) who share their similar experiences. They can learn and challenge themselves and have a great time while they do it.

Kids having fun at youth camp!

One parent said:

“The benefits for my child were deep. I expected it to be fun, but I did NOT expect her to find out she is a leader, that she can help others and that she is not alone. In addition, she could really be herself for the first time since her illness and amputation – she was not able to ‘hide’ behind her prosthesis, and the real kid came out! It was life-changing, actually!”

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About Our Camp


The Amputee Coalition Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp is a six-day, traditional summer camp experience for youth ages 10-17 with limb loss/limb difference. Campers are challenged to increase their independence, test themselves, and build new friendships through fun and exciting activities in a caring and supportive environment. We recommend applying early, since in past years there has been a waiting list to attend camp. All camp costs are covered, including transportation. Learn more.

Camp Memories

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