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Thank you for your interest in Ronald McDonald Camp!

Important 2024 Dates:
In-Person Camp & Young Adults Leadership Program: Sunday, August 11 – Saturday, August 17

Application Deadline: May 15, 2024

In-Person Camp:
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RMC allowed our son and his sister to be in an environment where they did not have to explain cancer or be scared that their health would prevent them from partaking in activities. Instead, they were in an inclusive environment that gave them a much-needed break from a difficult year of treatment, a supportive environment with fellow cancer survivors and caring counselors, and an environment that was safe, fun, and engaging. From a parent perspective, the opportunity to send our kids to RMC camp was so rewarding on many levels. We felt reassured that our kids would be supported emotionally and physically. The smiles on their faces seen from daily pictures and at drop off and pick up were heartwarming. Knowing that the counselors were volunteers and truly wanted to be there showed how passionate they were about making this experience one to remember for kids. Finally, we appreciated a week where we could reflect on the past year and have some date nights again!"

We believe that camp changes lives and we are thrilled to offer a virtual camp and an in-person, residential camp to over 100 families each summer!

Independence skills…self-esteem…friends who’ve been through the same…emotional recovery from treatment…social skills…fun activities…fresh air (in-person) …confidence…some of the many benefits of attending camp!

In 2023, RMC families strongly agreed that…

        • RMC helped their child build confidence and independence (97%).
        • RMHC had a positive impact on their child’s well-being (98%).
        • RMHC helped their child form new friendships (95%).
        • They would recommend RMC to other oncology families (100%).

A special welcome for new families: We are so excited you found us and are considering sending your child to camp with RMC! We know it can be a big decision, but over 35 years of hearing families’ feedback tells us that it’s a positive one for your camper(s) and family. Please let us know if you have any questions in the application process by emailing Cindy@rmhcphilly.org. Once accepted to camp, we support you through a pre-camp Zoom with all the other new campers/families and update you during the camp week. We can’t wait to welcome you into the RMC family!

To visualize In-Person Camp, watch the video below filmed by Camp Timber Tops, where Camp takes place: