Camp Perthes USA Application


Hip, hip, hooray!

In 2019, we're celebrating 7 consecutive years of Camp Perthes. We now have camps in 3 different countries, and adding a 4th & 5th in 2020. Thank you to everyone who believed in us, as we continue to dream, grow, and bring joy to children with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.


  • CAMP APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 18, 2019, submissions after deadline will not be considered

  • an overnight camp with accommodations, meals, activities and gifts, provided

  • camp is for kids and volunteers only, but parents are invited to visit during the week for select activities


  • CAMP FACILITY: Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center

  • LOCATION: Orange, California, USA

  • NEARBY Airports: LAX (1 hr away), long beach airport (40 mins away), John Wayne INTERNATIONAL (20 mins away)

  • CAMP STARTS: Monday, July 15th @ 3pm

  • CAMP ENDS: Friday, July 19th @ 11am

  • more details listed in camp application

  • volunteer applications will be available around March 21

  • perthes kids fly free program info will be available in late march


Perthes Kids Got Talent is a showcase our kids put on every year at Camp Perthes, around the globe. 🌐 We'd like to highlight one of our talented, PKF Junior Ambassadors, Dillan (age 15, bilateral perthes), who wrote, directed and produced, this promo video for Camp Perthes 2019!


Check out our promo video for last year’s (2018) Camp Perthes. This year (2019) will be even BIGGER! Apply now, so your child doesn’t miss out on this incredible, inspirational and impactful, experience!


Camp Activities & Fun

Life-Long Friendships

Safe Environment

Perthes Parent Bonding

Self Confidence & Social Skills

Education, Empathy & Inclusion

Fantastic Volunteers

Customized Games for Perthes Kids

Modern Cabins & Great Food

Q&A with Perthes Doctors

Beautiful Campgrounds

California Sunshine

A Life-Changing Experience



Additional Info

  1. Rules, regulations, schedules, and other camp requirements, will be sent via email over the next few weeks/months. Please follow us on social media for other updates and announcements. We will also email info through our Perthes Brief, so please sign up for that, as well.

  2. Photos, videos, and other media of your child, may be used and freely shared on our social media channels, so in order to apply to Camp Perthes, all parents must agree to these terms.

  3. Camp Volunteer applications will be available in March. You must be at least 19 years old, with a valid driver's license, to apply. There have been a few rule changes and guidelines for volunteers, so if interested, please sign up for our camp email list to receive information about applying.

  4. Again, USA Camp Applications are due by March 18th. Applications we receive after that date will not be accepted. Due to the overwhelming amount of applicants we get every year, there are no exceptions. If you have important questions or immediate concerns, please email us at


Camp Perthes USA

Thank you for choosing Camp Perthes for this one-of-a-kind experience for your child dealing with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. Perthes Kids Foundation is here to support you and your family by providing specialized programs and events, that motivate, educate and participate in Perthes activities, research and awareness, for the global Perthes community. Hope to see you this Summer!