A Summer Camp for Kids With Kidney Disease

June 5-9, 2016

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.

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. 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.

Application Process

  • Download the Camper Application and return to Janice Perez by April 1, 2016.
  • For more information contact Janice.
  • You may also call your dialysis or transplant facility for an application.


Overnight Camp Counselors and Day Volunteers are essential to a fun, safe camp expereince for our kids. All volunteers must be 18 or older. We request that previous campers take at least a year off prior to applying as a volunteer. 2016 applications are available, email Tara Adler for more details. Thank you for your help and support!


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