MDA's annual summer camp at the Rotary Sunshine Campus in Rush, NY is open to children anywhere, but primarily serves children in Western and Central NY, including the counties of Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Allegany, Wyoming, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Oneida, Madison, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, Broome, Tompkins, Tioga, Chenango, Otsego, Steuben, Chemung, Schuyler, Sullivan, and Delaware.

Currently, they know of 180 children in the 34 counties their office serves who are eligible to attend MDA summer camp in 2019. 44 of these children are from our eight focus counties. In 2018, 57 campers from the total region attended the summer camp in Rush, NY. 16 of these children were from our 8-county focus area.

The Children's Guild Foundation of Buffalo has awarded a grant to MDA of WNY for the MDA Summer Camp 2019

Press Release from MDA of WNY:



            The Children’s Guild Foundation recently awarded the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of Central & Western New York with a grant in the amount of $10,000 to send children from the Buffalo and surrounding areas to MDA summer camp.  According to Karen Fink, MDA’s Development Coordinator, “We are thrilled with the generosity of the Children’s Guild Foundation.  MDA provides week-long summer camp to local children who are affected with muscle disease.  At camp, the kids are provided with opportunities to learn valuable life skills that prepare them to advocate for their needs, become independent and live beyond limits.” 

            The Children's Guild Foundation’s mission is to serve in the role as advocates and to make financial grants to 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations serving children with special needs throughout the eight counties of Western New York.