Nephrology Camp ChiMer

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Nephrology Camp ChiMer

Camp ChiMer is a summer camp geared for children ages 9 to 17 who are undergoing peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, or who have had a renal transplant. Here, kids with special kidney conditions can experience camp just like everybody else. The camp is supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City and Children's Mercy Hospital. 

Camp Location

The camp is held on the scenic grounds of Lake Doniphan, a 100-acre privately owned facility east of Excelsior Springs, Mo. Children participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities while being carefully monitored daily by health care professionals. 

Camp Activities

Two beautiful lakes, a filtered swimming pool and a modern air-conditioned lodge along with nature provide the backdrop for a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including:

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Arts and crafts
  • Games 
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Jewelry making
  • Off-ground field trips 

On-Site Medical Care

Parents can rest assured that their child will be well cared for. Health care professionals including a physician and nurses are available to monitor vital signs and medications daily, and provide dialysis treatments.


There is no camp fee thanks to funding from generous individuals and corporations. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp. 

How to Apply

Learn more about the application process for Camp ChiMer and get answers to frequently asked questions.

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