Camp ChiMer

A Summer Camp for Kids With Kidney Disease

July 26-30, 2015

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. 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

  • Download Camper Application and return to Janice Perez by May 14, 2015.
  • For more information contact Janice Perez.
  • 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. Counselor applications must be submitted no later than June 12, 2015 and Day Volunteer applications must be submitted by June 19, 2015. Applications can now be filled out online through the link below! You will be prompted to create a log in to capture your basic contact information before being directed to the application. All volunteers must be 18 or older. We request that previous campers take at least a year off prior to applying as a volunteer. Questions can be directed to Tara Adler. Thank you for your help and support!

Day Volunteer & Counselor Application 


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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