- Camp Kydnie website
- Dates: July 3 – 8
- Location: Millville, Pa.
- Age range: 6 – 18 years old
Over the course of a week, children ages 6 and older are able to meet other children with kidney disease in a safe, supportive and fun environment. The goal of this camp is to provide a normal camping experience, allowing for health and physical limitations, with an emphasis on positive self-image, independence and self-assurance. Applications must be mailed in with payment. Parents/guardians are responsible for pickup and drop-off.
Contact: Families can contact social worker LaWren Allen at 267-426-9606 for an application. Children are welcome to bring a sibling or friend, but they will need to complete a separate application. Applications are due by May 6.
Frost Valley Kidney Camp
- Frost Valley Kidney Camp website
- Dates: June 26 – July 8
- July 10 – 22
- July 24 – Aug. 5
- Aug. 7 – 19
- Location: Catskills, NY
- Age range: 7 – 15
This is the nation’s first mainstream camp experience for children with kidney disease. In this 12-day sleepaway camp experience, children are grouped together in villages with same-age peers. Campers meet other children with medical problems like theirs and share their story with their counselors and cabinmates. They learn new skills and improve techniques for managing and coping with their medical condition.
Transportation to the camp is not provided. It takes roughly four hours to get to the camp from the Philadelphia area. The camp is accepting children on dialysis this year only. They also offer a Kidney Camper Family Weekend from June 3 – 5 for parents and siblings who are new to the camp and for those who aren’t ready for the sleepaway camp.
Contact: Interested families can visit the website listed above, fill out a survey here (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fvkidneycamp2022) or contact Camp Director Maya Doyle, LCSW, PhD, at email@example.com or 1-347-665-8662.