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Kids & Teens: Kidney Camp (Ages 7 - 15)

kidney camp

July 2-7, 2023

YMCA Camp Duncan

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.  


Kidney Camp is part of an integrated or inclusive summer camp experience. Not all children attending the camp have kidney issues. Activities and programming can be customized for your child's needs and they will be under the supervision of a medical professional there to care specifically for the kidney kids.  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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Camp Activities

pictures from camp

scenes from past summers