Building Self-esteem

Camp Spifida helps children and parents know that they still love each other very much, but they can also enjoy some things apart from each other. Because of the tremendous bond that forms between parents and a child with spina bifida, it is hard for parents to let their children do something new on their own for the first time.

Part of Camp Spifida’s mission is to encourage children’s independence to build self-esteem and confidence. For many of the children who come to camp, they are the only ones in their school, the only ones in their community, who have spina bifida. Camp Spifida is a place to go where they are like everyone else. Each camper brings his or her unique abilities, and that contributes to the whole camping experience.

Children who attend Camp Spifida learn how to become more independent with their own care. For example, our volunteer medical staff has been able to successfully help many children learn to catheterize themselves by the time they leave camp.

About Us

A camp for kids with spina bifida.
Camp Spifida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.


Camp Address: 58 Camp Victory RdMillville, PA 17846
Postal Address: 196 Rose LanePort Trevorton, PA 17864


Sasha Hovak - Camper InformationTelephone: 570.437.3924 Email: Sasha Hovak -
Kelly Hammaker - Staff InformationTelephone: 570.898.4202 Email: Kelly Hammaker -

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