Due to the pandemic, the kidney camp program will not run in summer 2021 (see attached letter). We will be offering a family weekend for kidney camp families in May, sponsored by the Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation. Please contact Maya for more information (mdoyle@montefiore.org). We miss our kidney campers and look forward to kidney camp at Frost Valley in Summer 2022!

View 2021 Summer Camp Catalog 

View the Kidney Camp Brochure

Read Kidney Camp Testimonials

In partnership with the Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation and Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Frost Valley YMCA invites campers with chronic kidney disease to camp for a life-changing journey. Children benefit from the solace of nature and the carefree joys of summer camp activities alongside their healthy peers.

Supported by experienced staff and the encouragement of other healthy campers, kidney campers do things they never thought possible. They conquer the giant swing, row boats across Lake Cole, scale the climbing tower, build the very best S’more, make new friends, laugh and be silly, and sleep beneath a canopy of stars.

Frost Valley YMCA provides unparalleled service and medical attention to these young campers. To register for this program click on the apply button to the right.

*Limited space is available for hemo and PD campers in session 1 only. CKD and Transplant campers may request either session.

Ruth Gottscho Dialysis and Children’s Kidney Program

In 1975, Frost Valley was the nation’s first camp to offer children with kidney disease a chance to experience traditional summer camp while receiving their vital dialysis treatments. Forty-five years later, the Ruth Gottscho Dialysis & Children’s Kidney Program continues to provide the medical resources necessary to make camp happen for children with kidney disease.