Camp ChiMer

A Summer Camp for Kids With Kidney Disease

July 27-31, 2014
Lake Doniphan
Excelsior Springs, MO

Going away to summer camp may seem out of reach for children on dialysis or who have had a kidney transplant. Not at Camp ChiMer! Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, with the support of Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, is excited to present Camp ChiMer - summer camp specifically geared for children ages nine to 17 who are undergoing peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis or who have had a renal transplant. The camp is held on the scenic grounds of Lake Doniphan, a 100-acre privately owned facility east of Excelsior Springs, Mo. Children participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities while being carefully monitored daily by health care professionals. Here, kids with special kidney conditions can experience camp just like everybody else.

Camper Applications are due by May 16, 2014. For more information contact Janice Perez.

Counselor Applications & Day Volunteer Applications are due by June 13, 2014. Please save the application and open in a PDF program prior to filling it out. It does not always save properly if typing and saving from a web browser. For more information contact Tara Adler.

Activities Abound

Two beautiful lakes, a filtered swimming pool and a modern air-conditioned lodge along with nature provide the backdrop for a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including:

Arts and crafts
Jewelry making
Off-ground field trips 

On-Site Medical Care

Parents can rest assured that their child will be well cared for. Health care professionals including a physician and nurses are available to monitor vital signs and medications daily, and provide dialysis treatments.


There is no camp fee thanks to funding from generous individuals and corporations. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp.

Application Process

What We Do


Camps for Kids will match donations up to $4,000! Help kids with kidney disease experience camp - and make your donation go twice as far.

Thank you!

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