MDI Respite Holidays / Camps 2019
All camps for 2018 are fully subscribed to.
Each year, MDI organises a number of respite holidays for both adults and younger members with muscular dystrophy. All holidays in 2019 will be Kilcuan Lodge, Clarrenbridge, Co Galway (a purpose built Respite Centre, owned by the Irish Pilgrimage Trust). The dates and age groups for the 2019 respite breaks are set out below.
Holiday Category and Dates 2019
In January each year, MDI invite members interested in attending one of the holiday camps for the forthcoming year to complete an “Expression of Interest Form” if they would like to be considered for a place on such a camp. Places are limited each year, due to high demand, therefore returned Expression of Interest Forms does not guarantee an interested member a place on a camp. The closing date for completed forms is usually in February each year as this allows us to establish interest for the coming year and arrange camps appropriately. Forms will be posted to members in January 2019 (and are also available for download from this website).
Expression of Interest Forms will be sent out to all members in January 2019. Closing date for receipt of completed forms is 15th February 2019.
Holiday 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 (below) from previous Holidays 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.