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Make Kidney Camp Count!

Beyond just fun and games, summer camps bring opportunities for physical fitness, increased self-confidence, cooperation, and great friendships while participating in a wide variety of fun and exciting experiences through sports, games, arts and crafts, dance, swimming, field trips and more. Camps that are FUN, develop positive peer friendships, and improve self-esteem!

Here are the top 10 reasons summer camp is important:

1. Physical activity – Summer camps provide an opportunity for children to move or play.

2. Build confidence – Camps provide opportunities for non-competitive activities and different
opportunities for a young person to succeed, thus boosting confidence.

3. Helps conquer fears – Summer camps allow children to experience setbacks and try different things, and see improvement can happen when you give things a try.

4. Go unplug – Camp activities steer children from the TV, cell phones and internet and allows them to interact with other people and outdoor activities.

5. Develop life-long skills – Camps offer a variety of opportunities for children to develop and showcase their athletic abilities, artistic talents and adventure skills.

6. Self-development – Summer camps give children the opportunity to develop their decision making skills without the parents or teachers directing thoughts.

7. Unstructured play – At camp, kids are given free time to just be imaginative; to be silly all day long.

8. Social skills – Camp builds teamwork and creates communities where young people must live, work and respect one another.

9. Camps gets kids back outside – Outdoor experience enriches kids’ perception of the world and
supports healthy child development.

10. Make life-long friends – Camps deletes the social expectations many young people experience at school – camp encourages kids to relax and make friends easily.


Kappa Kidney Camp 2013
June 23-28, 2013
7700 Piper Road, Ashley, OH 43003
Contact: Danielle Estep
614-882-6184 ext. 224; Danielle.Estep@kidney.org


Ruth Gottscho Dialysis and
Children’s Kidney Program
June 30–July 12, 2013
111 E. 210th St, Bronx, NY 10467
Contact: Maya Doyle, LCSW or Maureen Eisele, RN
The Painted Turtle
June 23-28, 2013
17000 Elizabeth Lake Road
P.O. Box 455
Lake Hughes, CA 93532
Contact: Jackie Ramirez
661-724-1550 x100


Camp Boggy Creek
June 24-29, 2013
30500 Brantley Branch Rd.
Eustis, FL 32736
Contact: Cindy Handley


National Kidney Foundation of Indiana
May 31-June 4, 2013
Contact: Tricia Berhinger


Camp Aldersgate
July 21-26, 2013
Contact: Debbie Brady


Camp Independence Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA
July 21-26, 2013
Contact: Tracy Murphy
770-452-1539 ext. 20
Camp Michitanki
6/23/2013 – 6/29/2013
1500 E. Medical Center Drive,
3868 Taubman Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0391


Camp Chihopi
June 14-17, 2013
Beverly Kosmach-Park, DNP
Director, Camp Chihopi
Phone: 412-692-6115
Fax: 412-692-6116


Camp Korey at Carnation Farm
July 8-12, 2013
28901 NE Carnation Farm Road
Carnation, WA 98014

For a listing of summer camps across the country, please visit the American Camp Association at www.ACAcamps.org or call (800)428-2267.