Supporting University of Maryland's Camp Open Arms for children

Camp Open Arms

Camp Open Arms - bringing happiness and acceptance to the children they serve

Camp Open Arms is a program that was brought to life by University of Maryland School of Medicine pediatric orthopaedist Dr. Joshua Abzug, who works with patients with limb differences.

Dr. Abzug imagined a place where children with limb differences such as brachial plexus birth palsy and congenital/traumatic deformities could experience a carefree camp experience -- and Camp Open Arms began accepting campers in 2015.

The event, now in planning for its third year in 2017, hosts a variety of activities for children, including hiking, water balloon fights, arts and crafts, and visits from local musicians, entertainers, and zoo animals. Camp Open Arms is not only a place of acceptance and happiness for children with limb differences, but also for their parents and loved ones, who build camaraderie and hope together.

Camp Open Arms is made possible through generous donors and volunteers. In November 2016, the Deputies of the Cecil County Sheriff's Office exceeded their goal of raising $15,000 for Camp Open Arms during No-Shave November 2016. These gifts will do so much for Camp Open Arms and the children it serves. Without this kind of philanthropy, the Camp Open Arms mission of helping children with limb differences gain strength, courage, and determination while building bonds within their community would not be possible.

How can you help?

Donations to Camp Open Arms are needed and appreciated to ensure that this inclusive, unique opportunity remains available for children who have limb challenges.

Thank you!

Gifts to Camp Open Arms may also be mailed in. To send a check, please make out to UMBF, Inc./Camp Open Arms and send to:

Office of Development
University of Maryland School of Medicine
ATTN: Nicole Nash
31 South Greene Street, Third Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

$18,635 Raised
102% towards $18,195 Goal

Supported by 322 Donations: