SAVE THE DATE!June 5-9, 2016Lake DoniphanExcelsior 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.
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:
HikingFishingArts and craftsGames SwimmingDancingJewelry makingOff-ground field trips
Parents can rest assured that their child will be well cared for. Healthcare 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.
To become a RMHC-KC Camp ChiMer Overnight Counselor or Day Volunteer, here are easy steps to follow:
Application: Determine which role you would like to apply for and fill out a Day Volunteer or Counselor Application. It will prompt you to create a log-in before completing, so we can capture your contact information and track your volunteer hours.
Acceptance: We will follow up 5-6 weeks prior to camp to notify you of your acceptance* as a counselor and 3-4 weeks as a day volunteer. At that time, we will provide you with additional details and updates for camp.
*Acceptance into the program cannot be guaranteed.
Overnight Camp Counselors and Day Volunteers are essential to a fun, safe camp experience for our kids. Questions can be directed to Tara Adler. Thank you for your help and support!
Help kids with kidney disease experience camp!
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