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DYNAMO CAMP

Member of SeriousFun Children's Network founded by Paul Newman

A place in Italy

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, who are affected by haematological oncology and neurological conditions, as well as rare diseases, spina bifida, and diabetes, from all over Italy, Europe and the Mediterranean Basin.

Therapeutic Recreation

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 limitations. 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.

About Dynamo Camp

Dynamo Camp first opened its doors in 2007, hosting 60 children. It 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 is roughly an hour’s drive from Florence and Pisa airports.

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