In case you missed it, the Anza Valley Outlook wrote a beautiful article on Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. In the article, author Tony Ault captures the true essence of camp and some of the reasons we support their work.
The article summarized:
- 14 camper cabins, a new dining hall, sports facilities and an advanced health center, camp are a few of the amenities at camp. In addition, campers enjoy the fishing pond, swimming pool, archery range volleyball and basketball courts and other activities.
- Doctors, pediatric oncologists, nurses and other medical personnel work on-site at the medical center. Some of these professionals are from Cedars Sinai Hospital.
- Summer camp is a 6 day, 5-night residential program for patients and siblings ages 9-18. It offers the “normal” activities of camp adapted to meet the special needs of the campers. It is offered free of charge.
- Family Camp helps families who have children with cancer develop support systems and relationships that last lifetimes. Family Camp includes eight sessions, five in English and three in Spanish.
- Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times provides camping experiences for children suffering from other life-changing diseases such as Crohns Disease.
- Activities at camp help develop social and emotional competencies in youth who have spent much of their childhood in hospitals.
Barco’s Nightingales Foundation proudly supports Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. We salute the volunteers and professionals who are dedicated to helping youth facing the toughest challenges in their lives.
~Michael and Frida Donner