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MS group holding camp for children

Monday, August 04, 2003
Cumberland Times-News

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter, will hold its annual Kids Camp Aug. 18-21 at Kamp Akomplish in Nanjemoy, Southern Charles County. The camp is for children ages 7 through 13 whose parent or relative has MS.

Campers have the opportunity to enjoy horseback riding, an Olympic-size pool, a climbing wall and art therapy. The MS camp encourages children to develop peer support systems, increase their knowledge of MS, identify feelings and emotions associated with MS and enjoy a break from everyday responsibilities.

MS is a lifelong disease of the central nervous system. It causes unpredictable symptoms ranging from weakness to total paralysis that can come and go without warning. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the age of 20 and 50. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports MS research and serves more people with MS than any national voluntary MS organization in the world.

The 2003 Kids Camp sponsors include the Dick Trainor Memorial Fund and Baltimore County Savings Bank Foundation, Inc.

For information, call 1-800-FIGHT MS or visit

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