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"Model Summer Camp"
Information From HDSA Center of Excellence
Columbia, New York
Summer Camp Program
The Huntington's Disease Summer Camp Program in NY was founded
Staff are professionals who volunteer their
services, most of whom are university faculty who work at or are affiliated with Columbia University's HD Center of Excellence.
in the early and middle stages of Huntington's disease.
Camp is held for one week
each year at the foot of Storm King Mountain on the west bank of the Hudson River
in Cornwall-on-Hudson NY.
The Camp's Purpose is to create a warm, friendly, and safe vacation for 14-18 people who are regularly followed patients well known to our staff.
Our objectives are to:
offer social and recreational opportunities for people who
may be increasingly isolated and lonely;
eat delicious food 5 times a day; gain a pound a day
provide family members and friends with much needed rest/respite
give professionals-in-training an intensive clinical experience,
so they may provide better care to those with HD
have fun, hike, swim, paint, dance, play pool volleyball, Quinnball
[modified baseball], Olympics, charades, campfires, ride horseback, picnic and be with other people who know what it is like
to have HD