Camp Del-Ja-Ri
Camp Del-Ja-Ri 2023

What Camp Del-Ja-Ri Means For Campers


Camp Dates 2024

The week of camp is July 14th through July 20th 2024. To apply, please email our Camp Director at We hope to see you all soon!

We Can’t Wait to See You!

At Camp Del-Ja-Ri you will meet kids just like yourself- kids with JRA, Lupus, and other rheumatic diseases. You will get to see how others deal with their diseases. Campers spend a lot of time with their bunk groups making it very easy to make friends. The friendships and memories that you make here will last a lifetime!

You are at the beginning of an exciting journey. If you come back year after year, you will find yourself working your way up the ranks!

At your age, you will start as a camper. You get to enjoy activities like fishing, boating, swimming, arts and crafts, and other fun and exciting activities. At camp you will learn to do different things, play new games, and sing silly songs. You may even get to try something that you have never done!

When you get older, you will get the chance to become a CIT, which is a counselor-in-training, and help the campers who are younger then you.

Finally, when you turn 18 you may be asked to come back as a counselor. We have counselors on staff who have been friends since they were young campers. If you ask your counselors who they were friends with at camp, you will see that a lot of them are still here!

We would really like to meet you and know that you will have a great time here! If you have any questions, you can have your parents email the camp director from this website!

Make Friendships That Will Last a Lifetime

Rheumatic disease affects people of all ages. If you have recently been diagnosed and want to meet people that are going through the same thing you are, this camp is for you. If you have had your disease for awhile and want to meet some cool new people, this camp is a great place for you too.

Year after year, we keep finding new and creative ways to have fun. There is plenty of time during meals and activities to socialize and just hang out. All of the campers here have some sort of rheumatic disease, but we do not dwell on this. Our camp has a very light-hearted atmosphere, and everyone takes part in new activities whether it is scavenger hunts, water carnivals, contests, or skit nights. The main focus of this camp is to have a safe and fun week together. Yes, we try to help you learn about your disease, and we make sure that you get your medicine. However, we understand that there is more to you than your disease.

Also, many campers develop life-long friendships with the other campers that they meet. Why not give it a try? Everyone can use a bit of fun and a few new friends! We would really like to meet you and know that you will have a great time! If you have any questions you can email the camp director from this website!