Every year, The Kidney Foundation of Canada provides funding for patients to access summer camp programs across the country. This opportunity gives adults and youth affected by kidney disease or living with a transplant the chance to have new adventures and make new friends in an environment that also provides them with essential medical services.
Thanks to the support of generous funders and partners, campers can experience a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities and sports, from waterskiing to land-based activities like zip lining, horseback riding, archery and crafts.
Camps often get their start at the initiative of supporters such as Dr. Marie-Josée Clermont, who led the development of the pediatric camp in Quebec. After starting her career in pediatrics, Dr. Clermont turned her attention to nephrology. After she participated in a truly inspiring dialysis camps in New York State, she felt that children in Quebec deserved to benefit from the same experience, and so Dr. Clermont decided to create a summer camp for young kidney patients in her home province.
Adults living with kidney disease may also enjoy a respite from their routines by attending camps with their families, thanks to travel subsidies provided by the Foundation. On site, patients have access to all the medical services required, including an on-site hemodialysis unit.
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The Kidney Foundation of Canada acknowledges the support of the many donors that make the Kidney Kids Camps possible, including: