Many children with kidney disease will forget about the condition this week.
They won't stop taking medication or experience some miracle cure, but they will have a week of fun at Camp Copneconic.
The 26th annual camp is for children 8 to 16 who have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Children with CKD often have limited options for outdoor activities because of their need for dialysis treatment or medical attention. The National Kidney Foundation Michigan offers fun activities the kidney patients can enjoy at camp, including swimming, boating, horseback riding, zip-lining and more. Some of the children must take breaks to receive treatment.
Kids’ Camp is staffed with medical personnel and provides access to dialysis and other medical treatment for children. The kids who attend are able to have life-changing camp experiences with other children their age, all while being looked after by dedicated medical volunteers.
The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it.