KIDNEY CAMP FOR KIDS
Camp Kydnie is a week-long camp, held the first week of July. Camp runs from Sunday afternoon to Friday morning, with a jammed schedule of activities and experiences for kids from 6 years of age up through high school graduation. Camp takes place on the 100 acres of Camp Victory, a “Special Camp for Special Kids” in Millville, PA.
Everything is provided to the campers including food, lodging, on-site medical care, assistance with peritoneal dialysis (supplies provided by camper), and Hemodialysis transport to local Geisinger Medical Center. Special consideration is given for renal kids with all disabilities to enjoy the camp experience.
Camp Kydnie welcomes kids in all different stages of their kidney disease; initial failure, dialysis and transplant. It allows them to be with others of like mind and body, and to have a great week at camp.
A sampling of our camp activities during the week include swimming, archery, fishing, zip-line and a climbing wall, nature hikes, arts & crafts, music, and the ever-popular dance party. The blend of sports, crafts, culture and education teaches the joy of accomplishment from a job well done – whether from surmounting a climbing wall, or completing a woodworking or pottery project.
Campers are expected to participate in activities as much as possible. The activities are geared to be fun and promote independence and growth on the part of the individual camper. This helps the camper develop a trusting relationship in a new environment, explore their full potential, and learn about themselves.
Help Send a Kid to Kidney Camp
Your donation today can help us send a deserving kid to Camp Kydnie this year!
Camp Kydnie is a program partnership of Camps for Spiffy Kyds, Inc. and The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania.