Camp Perthes USA Application


Hip, hip, hooray!

In 2018, we're celebrating 6 consecutive years of Camp Perthes. We now have camps in 3 different countries, and adding a 4th in 2019. 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 2nd, 2018, submissions after deadline will not be considered

  • CAMPER FEE: $150 (INCLUDES EVERYTHING, due in march)

  • 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, June 18th @ 3pm

  • CAMP ENDS: Friday, June 22nd @ 11am

  • more details listed in camp application

  • volunteer applications are now available until March 9th


Camp Activities & Fun

  • Survivor Challenge: All-Star Edition
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Silver & Gold Mining
  • Sling Shots & Tomahawk Throw
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Horseback Riding
  • Zip Lining
  • Private, Movie Screening of Crutch (parents invited)
  • Horticulture, Gardening & Environmental Class
  • Science Lab
  • Superhero Lunch
  • Night Safari Glow Party
  • Pirate Treasure & Scavenger Hunt
  • Local Zoo
  • Camp Perthes Talent Show (parents invited)
  • Nature Hike & Survivalist Class
  • Disneyland
  • Celebrity Guests
  • Q&A with Perthes Doctor/Specialist (parents invited)
  • Carnival Bingo
  • and much, much s'more!

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 are now available until March 9th. You must be at least 18 years old, with a valid driver's license, to apply. There have been a few rule changes and guidelines for volunteers in 2018, so if interested, please apply here to be considered.
  4. Again, USA Camp Applications are due by March 2nd. 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!