The Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation and Frost Valley YMCA have mutually decided it is in the best interest of our Kidney Campers to cancel Kidney Camp for summer 2020. Please stay healthy and safe, and we hope to see you again soon.

Kidney campers and all children are welcome to join Virtual Camp, which brings camp-style activities into your home through Zoom meetings!

2021 Dates TBD

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.