MDI Respite Camps 2013
Each year, MDI organises a number of respite camps for both adults and younger members with muscular dystrophy. Over the last few years, these camps have been held in Kilcuan Lodge, Clarrenbridge, Co Galway (a purpose built Respite Centre, which is owned by the Irish Pilgrimage Trust). All camps for 2013 will also be held in Clarrenbridge and the dates and age groups for our 2013 camps are set out below.
2013 Camp Dates and Age Categories
The Young Adult Camp: (18– 25 year olds):
Saturday 23rd March to Thursday 28th March 2013
Adult Camp: (26 – 50 year olds):
Monday 20th May to Sunday 26th May 2013
Teenager’s Camp: (15 – 17 year olds):
Monday 17th June to Sunday 23rd June 2013
Children’s Camp: (11 – 14 year olds):
Monday 22nd July to Saturday 27th July 2013
Older Adults Camp: (Over 50 year olds):
Monday 26th August to Friday 30th August 2013
Download Application Form for 2013 Camp - PDF format
Download Application Form for 2013 Camp - Word format
Please note: Application Forms must be returned before Friday14th Dcember2012 and that returning this form does not automatically guarantee you with a place on a Respite Camp. You will be notified later.
Camp activities vary from camp to camp (depending on the age groups) and these include: the cinema, table quizzes, arts & crafts, play station, power soccer, board games, movie nights, comedy nights, picnics, swimming, shopping trips, fishing trips and visits to the Salt Hill Promenade & Aquarium, etc.
Photos from previous Respite Camps and Youth Activities
Each year, MDI run various youth activities throughout the country as well as five Respite / Camps for both young and adult members. Below are a sample of photographs of members and staff taken at recent MDI Respite / Camps and youth activities, which hopefully will provide an indication of how enjoyable these events are.