Camp M.A.S.H. is a week-long recreational program for children ages 7 to 17 with a form of juvenile arthritis or a related auto-immune disease. Our camp is planned specifically for the needs of our campers in order to empower them to live life to the fullest and to build friendships with other folks who are on similar journeys with their conditions. Camp M.A.S.H. is offered at NO COST to our families. We have some set activities that are everyone's favorite things to do like fishing, swimming, and the ropes course, as well as horses, archery, and arts & crafts. We have a few surprises as well.
The M.A.S.H. Mobile Mission
To provide opportunities and services that help children and families affected by arthritis and other related auto-immune diseases, find strength and connection with each other as we all work together to spread awareness, celebrate the uniqueness of our campers, their families, & their journeys, and to truly work to M.ake A.rthritis S.top H.urting.
All activities and accomodations are fully accessible. We have a medical staff team on site around the clock and on call the entire time campers are present. Camp M.A.S.H. is open to children living in Alabama, Mississippi, the Florida Panhandle, and on a case by case basis, to other kids from surrounding areas and states as we have space.
We believe that every child, EVERY CHILD, deserves to have the opportunity to have a week of adventure, fun, connection, learning, and discovery. We do everything we can to make sure that our camp week is THE BEST WEEK OF THE YEAR!
Camp M.A.S.H. is a strategic partnership between these individuals and organizations:
The Pilot Family
Arthritis Foundation - Southeast Region
Children's Hospital of Alabama - Rheumatology Division
Michael Schultz - Camp Director
Michael Schultz has served as the Director of Camp M.A.S.H. Mobile since 2012 and has truly been inspired by the campers and their families. He and his wife, Macy, have two boys, Mills and Mack. Macy gives a lot of time to organizing for camp and during the week as well and the boys look forward to camp week each year.
Kitchen Staff - Queens of Camp
Our Kitchen Team truly is a blessing to our whole camp family. And not just because of the awesome meals they prepare and provide for us. They serve our whole camp family so well and through out the year in various ways. They serve almost as the glue that sticks our whole week together. They are behind the scenes and they go above and beyond to make the camp week the best week of the year. These ladies, and their faithful spouses, and all the volunteers they coordinate, are truly a shining example of the Camp MASH spirit.
Melissa Whatley - Program Director
Melissa Whatley has been involved with Camp M.A.S.H. Mobile since it began. She currently serves as the Program Director and C.I.T./MASH Mob mentor and she is the Director of Camp Grace, our host facility. Her husband, Tyler, and their sons, Ty and Tanner are very involved with our camp as well.
David & Tiffany - Program Coordinators
Tiffany Catchot and David Armstrong serve as our Program Coordinators and help us facilitate much of the fun and adventure in our camp week. They lead us each day in meal time dances, games, and each eveing in our large all camp activities. And throughout the day they pitch in everywhere they are needed. Oh, and they still find time to connect with our campers and help them all to have the best week of the year. Tiffany's husband Brandon has joined the MASH family of volunteers now as well and their son Kaiden is a camp kid now too!
"The Med Shed"
Medical Care Team
The "Med Shed" team from Children's Hospital of Alabama make sure our campers are cared for in every way imaginable. These nurses and doctors truly are the backbone of our camp. They make it possible for us to provide our campers and families with the best (and healthiest/safest) week of the year. Over the years we have had many medical folks with us, but our core group has been a true blessing to our camp.
Garrett Keating - Logisitics Staff
Program Support Staff
Camp Grace Staff
skeet shooting 1
Young Life - Mobile
Complete Safety Works-Waterfront
Celisse Equestrian - Horse Staff
Our Camp M.A.S.H. Team isn't complete without the help we recieve from several additional key volunteer coordinators and organizations. The Camp Grace Staff provide us so much in all areas of camp, especially on the ropes course and archery. Jeff McCurley leads our skeet shooting each year and brings so much experience and expertise to this area for our campers. Young Life Mobile provides us with office space and countless hours brainstorming new program ideas. Celisse Equestrian provides our campers with fun and creative horse experiences, and Complete Safety Works supervises our waterfront!
Garrett has been a part of Camp M.A.S.H. since 2011. He started as a counselor and has evolved into the guy that just helps us get everything done. He does all of the behind the scenes, often thankless jobs and he does it all with a smile on his face and servants heart. And he still has to go to work at his "real" job everyday of camp as well.