kidney camp

July 12 - 17, 2020

YMCA Camp Duncan

Ingleside, IL

let's go camping!

time for a getaway

At Kidney Camp, children touched by kidney disease will get an escape from the ordinary. They will enjoy a good, old-fashioned camp experience, have fun, and find adventure. Each morning, your camper will find themselves presented with a wide range of outdoor summer diversions; including swimming and water sports, a high ropes course, archery, hiking, horseback riding, arts and crafts, mountain biking, and much more.  

 

All programming at Kidney Camp is designed for the special needs of your child, and all activities are supervised by medical professionals familiar with their needs. Staff is on hand and available 24 hours a day.

 

Kidney Camp is offered completely free of charge, and is made possible with the generous support of our dedicated sponsors.

 

What to Expect

  • Transport: Free transport will be provided from downtown Chicago to Camp Kidney. 

 

  • Lodging: Campers stay in single-sex cabins, with around 20 fellow campers, and two counselors.

 

  • Camp Life: Kidney campers will have a variety of supervised individual and group activities to choose from each day, and will usually partake in a camp-wide evening activity as well.

 

  • Meals: You camper will join their cabin mates for three meals a day in the mess hall.  (Specialty menu modifications can be made with notice).

 

  • Medical Resources: Nurses and medical practitioner will be on hand at all times to ensure your camper receives all their prescribed medications. 

Camp Duncan

YMCA Camp Duncan is one of Illinois' most beloved summer camps. Situated on the shores of Fish Lake and spread out over 300 beautiful acres of woodland, this wonderful retreat gives children the opportunity to experience the outdoors, learn new skills, build character, and make life-long friends.

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KIDNEY CAMP LOVE

"My son was diagnosed with kidney disease at age fourteen. It has been incredibly hard on him; just keeping his head up has been a challenge.  His week at KidneyCamp really rejuvenated him. He’s found confidence from meeting others facing kidney disease, and he’s gained some meaningful support. He knows he isn’t alone. I am so grateful for what you do.”

 

– Christine, Kidney Camp parent

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helping children find fulfillment

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to offer Kidney Camp free of charge and impact the lives of young people, their families, and their communities through the help of our committed sponsors. For more information on sponsoring this event, please contact Anna Dudt at adudt@nkfi.org or 312-321-1500 pr review the 2020 Sponsorship Packet. 

 

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