Summer camp is a place where kids can learn new skills, make new friends, be self-sufficient and enhance their self-esteem. For camp listing additions or changes, please contact us.
Little Rock, AR
For children ages 6-16. Offers swimming, canoeing, fishing, nature hikes, cultural arts programming, cookouts, and arts and crafts.Contact: Bill Faggard, Med Camps Coordinator
Big Bear, CA
Accepts HD patients, ages 9-17, and PD, post-transplant, and general nephrology patients, 9-18. YMCA activities include hiking, crafts, horseback riding and archery. Dialysis campers are main-streamed into the camp population. There is a separate lodge for on-site dialysis.
Contact: Margaret Davis, NKF of Southern California
Painted Turtle Camp
Santa Monica, CA
The Painted Turtle is the sixth addition to Paul Newman's family of Hole in the Wall Gang Camps for seriously ill children. It is also the only multi-disease camp and family care center of its kind on the West Coast.
Vacation Kidney Center
Winter Park, CO
HD treatments for adults and children are available on a year-round basis. Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies offers horseback riding, hiking, swimming, tennis, miniature golf, white water rafting and fishing. There are also winter sports.
Contact: Shari Southoff, University Hospital
The Boggy Creek Gang Camp
The camp teaches children to cope better with day-to-day challenges and offers educational and supportive programs to parents, siblings, and other family members. Children learn how to communicate better and to care for themselves while they are enjoying a wide variety of outdoor activities.
Contact: Melanie Bell
Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA
Contact: Tracy Murphy
770-452-1539 ext. 20
For children age 6-18. Free to Georgia residents. Offers Swimming, sports, horseback riding, arts and crafts, boating, ropes courses and computer classes.
Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA
Contact: Cheryl White
Offered to children and teens ages 7-18 years who are affected by heart disease and heart transplant recipients. Activities include rock wall climbing, swimming, boating, ceramics, archery and arts and crafts. Sponsored by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
The Center for Courageous Kids
The Center for Courageous Kids is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation dedicated to uplifting children living with chronic or life threatening illnesses.
This camp offers boating, fishing, games, arts and crafts, professional counseling, workshops and onsite medical support at no charge. Families live in handicapped-accessible cabins. Transportation assistance may be available for those who qualify, please inquire at email listed below for more information.
Contact: Jennifer Cavage
Dragonfly Heart Camp
Dragonfly Heart Camp offers children age 7-17 with heart disease and pulmonary hypertension, as well as those who have undergone heart transplant, a one week camping experience that will build strength and confidence, as well as empower, educate and cultivate life-long friendships. Dragonfly Heart Camp is located on the beautiful grounds of Echo Hill Outdoor School on Maryland's Eastern Shore along the Chesapeake Bay. Summer session for 2008 is being held July 28 - August 1. Camp is free to all campers with the exception of a non refundable $50 registration fee. This year, camp is limited to 20 campers. Campers are accepted on a first-come basis. Deadline for registration is May 30, 2008.443-480-9578
Excelsior Springs, MO
Summer camp for children 9-16 years of age who are on dialysis or who have received a transplant. Offers swimming, boating, other outdoor activities and crafts.
Contact: Linda Jones
Camp Michitanki (Michigan Transplant Kids)
The one week summer camp, administrated by the University of Michigan Transplant Center, is for children ages 7-16 who have received an organ transplant. The camp offers canoeing, sailing, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, high and low ropes course, basketball, golf, horseback riding, archery, rock climbing wall, knitting and volleyball.
Contact: Vicki Shieck, RN, BSN
Ruth Carol Gottscho Kidney Camp
Frost Valley, NY
For children ages 7-15. Offers horseback riding, swimming, crafts, and climbing for pre-dialysis, continuous ambulatory PD, continuous cycling PD, and transplant patients.
Contact: Carole Paterson
845-985-2291, ext. 213
Miracles for Life Youth Camp
Miracles for Life Youth Camp offers youth ages 7-17 with tissue or organ transplants a weekend outdoor educational experience that will allow them to be a kid again while helping them build strength, confidence, self-empowerment, network and life-long friendships.
Miracles for Life Youth Camp for Transplants will be held on September 11, 12,13, 2009 at the Camp Joy Outdoor Educational Center 30 miles north of Cincinnati, OH. Camp Joy was established in 1938 and holds several medical specific camps year. Campers will be able to enjoy swimming, volleyball, tennis, softball, basketball, climbing walls, zip lines, ropes climbs, canoeing, hiking, nature trails and crafts.Parents are encouraged to attend the one night one day Caregiver Camp specifically crafted to meet their needs on June 6 and June 6, 2009 and the Motorcycle Ride for Life to the camp on Sunday, September 13, 2009.
Camp is free with the exception of a $50 registration fee. Space is limited. Campers are accepted on a first come first serve basis.
Contact: Tom Starr
Northwest Kidney Kids Annual Camp
NW Kidney Kids Inc nonprofit provides a free, annual Kidney Camp for patients (age 2-18) and their families. The camp includes a variety of activities from arts and crafts, swimming, ropes courses, dances, teen night, tween night and talk circles. Campers are eligible if they have been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure, on dialysis or have had a kidney transplant.
DCI Western PA Kidney Kamp
For children all ages. PD, transplant, pre-dialysis, and hemodialysis. Offers swimming, archery, hockey, crafts, music, day outing to amusement park, adventure course, and sports, pool party and more.
Contact: Joana Bucci, MSW, LSW
For children ages 7-17. Camp Chihopi is a summer camp especially for kids and teenagers who have had liver or intestine transplants.
Blue Bell, PA
For children ages 6-16. Camp Jeremy was inspired by Jeremy Clemens who received a heart transplant at eight years old and worked at Mermaid Day Camp for several years. After graduating from Temple University Hospital, Jeremy continued to work for Mermaid Lake and teach in the local community. Jeremy's family and Mermaid Country Day Camp wanted to keep Jeremy's spirit of giving alive by offering other transplant recipients an opportunity to enjoy a week of camp free of charge. Offers swimming, water slides and pool slides, tennis courts, 9 hole, par 3 golf course, 18 hold miniature golf, basketball, 5 multi-purpose athletic fields, volleyball courts, tetherball courts, archery ranges, ceramic studio, ropes course, climbing wall, playground, game room, arts and crafts, jewelry studio and indoor space for rainy days.Contact: Megan Fullerton
Camp for All
For general nephrology, hemodialysis, CAPD, and transplant patients ages 6-17. Offers swimming, horseback, riding, archery, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, bicycling and basketball.
Contact: Marion Johnson, NKF of Southeast Texas
Camp Rockin' (Reaching Out to Children with Kidney Needs)
Camp Rockin’ meets for one week each summer at Camp Aranzazu in Rockport Texas for swimming, arts and crafts, kayaking, archery, nature studies, and much more. We provide a week of independence and fun for children with transplants, on hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or with chronic kidney or urologic problems and provide a week of safe respite for their families. The camp is for children 6-17 years old.
Contact: Driscoll Children's Kidney Center
Camp Holiday Trails
Children ages 7-17, hemodialysis, PD, transplant patients, and children with other health needs. Offers canoeing, camping, hiking, drama, arts and crafts, high and low ropes course, swimming, basketball, tennis and volleyball.
Case Inlet, WA
For CAPD, transplant and CRI patients ages 6-9.
Contact: Jane Driscoll, Seattle Children's Hospital
Camp Korey is a non-profit organization, which provides camping programs to children living with chronic or life-threatening medical conditions free of charge. Our camping programs offer these children an opportunity to participate in activities like arts and crafts, swimming, horseback riding, team building, and more with the goal of allowing them to simply let loose, have fun, and BE KIDS. For children ages 7-15. Free of charge.
Contact: Emma Their,
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