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.
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!
Help kids with kidney disease experience camp!
2502 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64108Phone: 816.842.8321 | Fax: email@example.com