Please read the information below, which provides information on what it is like to be a camper. Applications will be posted January 15, 2021.

Campers playing at the lake at RMC

More about Ronald McDonald Camp:

RMC is a place where kids with cancer, and their siblings, can enjoy just being kids. It’s a week of fun and friendship, and freedom from being different. It’s a chance to experience new activities and acquire new skills in a supportive, nurturing environment. It’s a time when kids can talk openly about cancer and everybody else understands. Please feel free to contact Cindy Candela-Ryan, Camp Director with any questions.

Who Can Go?

Ronald McDonald Camp is for children ages 7 to 17 who are currently undergoing treatment or who have been treated for cancer. One sibling per camper also has the opportunity to attend. Senior Camp is specially designed for teens ages 13 to 17 and gives them the opportunity to choose their own activities in a structured environment. Junior Camp provides age-appropriate camp activities filled with fun and challenge for children ages 7 to 12. There is also a Leader in Training (LIT) and Counselor in Training (CIT) program for first-time patients and survivors and RMC graduate campers, ages 18 and 19, which helps them develop leadership skills through team building and hands-on experience with campers.

Camper in a canoe at RMC

Apply to Ronald McDonald Camp:

Please note that in order to submit this application, you will need the date of your child’s physical exam appointment and a full record of specific immunization dates that you will be asked to enter. You may begin the application and come back to finish at another time, but the application will not be processed until it is complete and submitted. Application deadline is May 1.

We ask that you download and print the Physical Exam Form below and submit as indicated on the form after your child’s appointment. Please make your appointment now in order to meet the May 1 deadline. If your child’s physical exam appointment is scheduled after May 1, due to insurance restrictions, we will hold a spot and expect to receive the form within 1 week of the appointment in order to process your child’s application. If your child’s appointment is after July 31, please contact us.

Please download and print the Camper Physical Forms to be completed by your healthcare professional. If you’d like to request an accessible document, please contact the Marketing Department at 215-387-8406.

Campers jumping at RMC

Applications will be posted here on January 15, 2021.