HD Camp Program
The Huntington's Disease Summer Camp Program was founded in 1993. 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. Our campers are in the early and middle stages of Huntington's disease. 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.
- 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
Our 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.
Kathleen Francis, M.D.,On-site Director
Carol Moskowitz, APRN-C, Off-season Director
Deanie Barth, MSPT, Activities Director
Lisa Muratori, PT, EdD
Jeanne Thomson, CCC-SLP, Co-Director
Cheryl Lundgren CCC-SLP, Co-Director
Qualified individuals are people who have been diagnosed with HD and continue to live at home, are emotionally stable for 3 months on current medication and fairly independent. For more information about the summer camp program, please contact Carol Moskowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be mailed in February to potential campers before each June camp week.
For more information on attending camp or starting one in your
area, contact Carol Moskowitz, Unit 22, 710 West 168 Street,
New York NY 10032, or e-mail her directly: email@example.com