Dynamo Camp (Associazione Dynamo Camp Onlus) is the first Therapeutic Recreation Camp in Italy specifically designed for children with serious or chronic illnesses undergoing therapy or in post-hospitalization. It is a vacation camp, located in the heart of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, that accommodates, free of charge, youngsters aged 6 -17, affected by onco-haematological and neurological conditions as well as rare diseases, spina bifida and diabetes, from all over Italy, Europe and the Mediterranean Basin.
In line with the principles of Therapeutic Recreation – on which Dynamo Camp’s activities are based – children can enjoy themselves and focus on their abilities rather than their limits. Under the constant supervision of medical personnel and qualified staff, children at the camp practice a wide range of creative activities in contact with nature inside the splendid WWF-affiliated reserve Oasi Dynamo. Dynamo Camp belongs to the SeriousFun Children’s Network, the association founded in 1988 by the actor Paul Newman, the inspired promoter of such therapeutic experiences for sick children.
Dynamo Camp first opened its doors in 2007, hosting 60 children, and has increased the number of youngsters, illnesses and programmes each year ever since. In 2015 it welcomed, free of charge, 1.200 children and teenagers and 190 families during its summer sessions, Easter and Christmas holidays, family weekends and international sessions.
Dynamo Camp is located inside a WWF affiliated reserve in the heart of Tuscany at Limestre, in the Province of Pistoia. The Camp is easily reached from Pistoia, and roughly an hour’s drive from Florence and Pisa airports.
How to support us
- Wire transfer to Associazione Dynamo Camp Onlus
IBAN IT29 A030 6909 6061 0000 0005 639
Banca Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10, 20121 – Milano (Italy)
- Mail check payable to Associazione Dynamo Camp Onlus (see address below)
- Postal transfer in favour of: Associazione Dynamo Camp Onlus Account No. 80907116
- On-line donations via the Dynamo Camp website: www.dynamocamp.org
Donations can also be made to Dynamo Camp through:
SeriousFun Children’s Network
228 Saugatuck Ave. – Westport, CT 06880 – USA Ph. +1-203-562-1203
(donations made in the US through SeriousFun Children’s Network are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by US law).