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MS MOUNTAIN GETAWAY 5-Day Vacation Retreat

Monday - Saturday, May 19 - 24, 2008 Camp Paivika, Crestline

Relax in the shade, soak up the sun and enjoy the clean mountain air. The MS Mountain Getaway offers 5 days of fun and relaxation in the San Bernardino Mountains, where you will meet new friends and share good times. Participants repeatedly say that the Getaway offers people with MS an opportunity to take a vacation from the daily challenges of living with the disease.

Enjoy activities including arts & crafts, adaptive exercise, a day of pampering with massages and foot soaks, educational seminars, fireside storytelling and a carnival. Do as much or as little as you like. See old friends, meet new ones and have the time of your life.

The campgrounds and all accommodations are completely accessible and planned with you in mind. Each of the four dormitory-style, heated cabins sleep twelve people, with a common bathroom and a sitting room with a fireplace. The grounds also include a beautiful lodge, large amphitheater, swimming pool, volleyball court and hiking trails. Many campers have commented that Paivika offers the most spectacular views anywhere.

Cost: Camper $225; Caregiver/spouse $175

This price includes all lodging, meals and activities. Our priority is to provide recreational opportunities to all members of the MS community. If you are unable to fully afford this program, please ask about share of cost support or a payment plan.

Medical Release: Each Camper and Caregiver must be in good general health and must submit a Medical Release Form signed by their physician prior to attending camp. The elevation of Camp Paivika is 5,365 ft, and the altitude can cause difficulties for individuals with high blood pressure, seizures, asthma or other respiratory or heart conditions.

Personal Assistance: Campers who need assistance in areas such as feeding, bathroom use, transferring, dressing or personal hygiene must bring their own caregiver. There is no staff to assist with individual, personal care.

Registration & Questions: Please call Winter Niemeyer at 909.949.1363 to receive a complete registration packet. Space is limited. Register today!


National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California Chapter

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