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Kidney Camp

YMCA Camp Duncan, 32405 North Hwy. 12
Ingleside, Illinois 60041

This FREE week-long overnight camp in northern Illinois is for kids ages 7-15 who have had organ transplants, are on dialysis or are living with kidney disease.

This year, Kidney Camp will be held from Sunday, July 19 - Friday, July 24, 2015.

At Kidney Camp, kids will have the traditional camp experience of fun and adventure. Kidney Camp is a special week of laughter, games and outdoor fun designed for the special needs of your child. Camp will involve many fun activities like swimming and water activities, a high ropes course, archery, hiking, horseback riding, arts and crafts, mountain biking and more, all while being supervised by medical professionals familiar with their needs. The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ nurse practitioner is always onsite to make sure that campers take their medications, receive dialysis treatments and have any other medical needs addressed during the week.

We hope you'll allow your child this unique opportunities to attend summer camp in a safe environment that enables them to receive their treatment and enjoy this incredible experience at the same time! It's not only a memory that your child will cherish forever, but it also has the potential to change their life.

To see photos from Kidney Camp 2014, click here.

Read what families are saying about their experience at Kidney Camp:

As I'm sitting here preparing the kids for school and winding down the summer I am reflecting back on what my kids have done this summer.  There are many fun things that pop into my mind but for Justice there is one significant thing, and that was Camp Duncan. I realize that I have not yet thanked those who made it possible for her to go there. THANK YOU! The opportunity truly changed Justice this summer.  She came back with so much more independence and confidence.  The opportunity that the National Kidney foundation of IL and YMCA Camp Duncan have provided for her is nothing short of amazing. She had so many stories to tell us and many friendships that will last through the years.  As a parent of a transplant patient I never thought that I would be willing to send her away for a week without worrying about her medication and health. The first time I talked to you on the phone I felt so comfortable. Then meeting you I knew she was in great hands! Nancy you are truly amazing for helping to provide this experience for kids and families. I couldn't begin to thank you enough. You have provided something for my child, along with many others that they will never forget!  Thank you for all you have done!
- Melissa B

To learn more about Kidney Camp, contact Mara Lidacis at mlidacis@nkfi.org or (312) 321-1500.

Sunday, July 19 - Friday, July 24, 2015

YMCA Camp Duncan

32405 North Highway 12
Ingleside, Illinois 60041

Thank you to the Benjamin B. Green-Field Foundation, our generous Kidney Camp sponsor!

Additional support from donors and sponsors to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois allows kidney kids to enjoy a summer camp experience without having to worry about the expense. Because of our sponsors and donors, all kids are welcome to attend Kidney Camp completely free of charge!

YMCA Camp Duncan is a coed summer resident camp in Ingleside near Fox Lake, Illinois, 50 miles northwest of Chicago. Situated on nearly 300 acres of land, Camp Duncan features modern facilities, outstanding programs, and an experienced, caring staff.  The camp offers a high ropes course, swimming, horseback riding, archery, arts and crafts, hiking, mountain biking and more.

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