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2022 Camp Friendship (Planned for In-Person)

July 25-29, 2022
River Ridge, Louisiana

Camp Friendship is a free week-long, day camp for children - 3 years of age through high school - with Spina Bifida and similar orthopedic conditions. Campers are paired one on one with trained high school age counselors and participate in arts & crafts, swimming and other planned activities. Medical needs are performed by trained staff with a nurse on site.

Campers with Medical Needs:

Campers’ medical needs are met by trained staff. A registered nurse will be on site for the duration of the camp.


Out of Town Families:

If you live outside of the Greater New Orleans area, we offer hotel stipends and mileage reimbursement for your child to join us for camp. We block off a room at a designated hotel for our families to stay together and near the camp site. Bus transportation may be an option based on demand.


Members Under 3 Years of Age (Baby Day):

Baby Day at Camp Friendship is a day for our littlest members, under the age of 3, and their family members to meet other families and experience camp for the day. Lunch will be provided, and stipends are available to families who travel in from outside the greater New Orleans area. Baby Day is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26th. 


Safety/COVID Considerations:

The health, safety and well-being of our campers, families, volunteers, and staff continues to be of utmost importance. As it relates to COVID, we will follow the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local officials at the time of camp. Mask and hand soap/sanitizer will be made available.

Note Regarding Hotel: For our families outside of the Greater New Orleans area, Spina Bifida of Louisiana (SBLA) will cover the rate of $109 per night/per family for Camp Friendship 2022. Any additional charges, including taxes, incidentials, and room upgrades will be the responsibility of the family. In addition, SBLA will reimburse 0.25 per mile for gas. (roundtrip) Refer to the Travel Stipend Form for more information.

Please direct all camp related questions to: 

Mrs. Jamie MacDonald
Camp Director 
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