A picture of happy campers who attended Camp ChiMer

July 29-Aug. 2, 2017
Three Trails
Kansas City, 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 medical support of Children’s Mercy, is excited to present Camp ChiMer – summer camp specifically geared for children ages nine to 18 who are undergoing peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis or who have had a renal transplant. The camp is held on the scenic grounds of Three Trails, a 40-acre privately owned facility east of Kansas City, 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. Learn more about our camp from our Facebook page!

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:Camp ChiMer logo

  • • Indoor Gym
    • Game Room
    • Fire Rings and Pits
    • Ball Field
    • Zero Entry Swimming Pool  (seasonal – outdoor)
    • Climbing wall  (dependent on staffing availability)
    • Zip Line  (dependent on staffing availability)
    • Team Building  (dependent on staffing availability)
    • Archery  (dependent on staffing availability)
    • Gaga Ball
    • Playgrounds
    • Outdoor Basketball Court
    • Nature Paths

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, including Camps for Kids. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp.


  • Applications were due by May 1 for the 2017 camp. For questions or more information contact CampChimer@rmhckc.org.


To apply to be a 2017 Camp ChiMer counselor, click here and download the PDF. Either fill out electronically, save as to your desktop and send to volunteering@rmhckc.org or print out and send to  Ariel Penner, 2502 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64108.

Day Volunteer

To apply to be a 2017 Day Volunteer, fill out our volunteer application here. You will be contacted to schedule an orientation date.

Questions can be directed to Ariel Penner at apenner@rmhckc.org. Thank you for your help and support!