Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet

Camps for Children with Limb Loss/Limb Difference

Web Development Fact Sheet

Created 03/2022

Amputee Coalition Paddy Rossbach Youth 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.

National Camps for Children with Limb Loss or Limb Difference

Adventure Amputee Camp

Adventure Amputee Camp offers a Summer Camp and a Winter Camp each year. Campers range in age from 8-17. The Summer Camp offers activities such as white-water rafting, a ropes course, adaptive sports and much more. The Winter Camp welcomes campers who are interested in learning to (or improving on) skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and ice skating.

Web: https://adventureamputeecamp.org/

Camp No Limits

No Limits Foundation is a non-profit organization 501 (c)(3) providing camps for children with limb loss and differences. The camp aims to provide education, mentorship, and support to these children and their families. Camp No Limits fosters a welcoming and supportive community in the hopes of helping all those who attend the camp.

Phone: (207) 569-6411
Web: https://nolimitsfoundation.org/

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)

The mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation is to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Challenged Athletes Foundation’s® camps and clinics provide support and coaching to individuals who have suffered a traumatic injury, have a physically impairing disease or were born with a congenital impairment resulting in a physical disability.

Phone: (858) 866-0959
Web: https://www.challengedathletes.org/programs/catch-a-rising-star/

National Ability Center (NAC)

NAC offers adaptive recreation camps to help build relationships and learn new skills. They offer camps specifically designed for individuals with different abilities and needs. They work with all populations and ages and offer summer camps, winter camps and adaptive sports camps throughout the year. NAC has Action/X-Treme camps, Discovery Camps, Camp Giddyup, Family Camps, Sibling Camps and Overnight Camps.

Phone: (435) 649-3991
Web: https://discovernac.org/programs/camps/

Never Say Never Foundation AMP CAMP

Never Say Never’s AMP CAMP is a wilderness camp for amputee children. Their mission is to sponsor disabled athletes in a multitude of sports, including extreme sports, and to seek funding to allow youth and young adults with disabilities to attend camps, sporting events, and to get the prosthetics or other tools they need to thrive.

Web: https://neversayneverfoundation.org/events/

NubAbility

The NubAbility Athletics Foundation exists to encourage, inspire, and instruct limb different youth (congenital or traumatic amputees) by getting them out of the stands, off the bench and into mainstream sports. NubAbility offers several different sports camps options that include archery, football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, yoga and many more.

Phone: (618) 357-1394
Web: https://nubability.org/

Additional Resources

American Camp Association

The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs.

Web: https://www.acacamps.org/

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Amputee Coalition
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amputee-coalition.org.

Authors and Contributors

The Amputee Coalition is grateful to the many organizational members and individuals that have contributed to this work. The Amputee Coalition Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee (SciMAC) conducts expert peer view for the Amputee Coalition-commissioned patient education materials. SciMAC contributes clinical and scientific expertise in developing, implementing, and evaluating the Amputee Coalition program and policy initiatives.

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