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Colorado family camp for children with serious illnesses

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Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean the magic of camp has to end! While there are year-round camps, most aren’t an option when you have a child with a serious illness like cancer, sickle cell disease or chronic GI or neurological conditions. Typical family camps can’t accommodate regimented medication routines, fix full meals that meet the dietary needs of kids with chronic GI or kidney conditions, or provide 24/7 onsite care for urgent medical needs.
Roundup River Ranch’s family camp in Gypsum, Colo. offers all this and more, allowing families to create memories as they explore camp, enjoy nature and rejuvenate through the power of play, long after the official end of summer.

The incredible combination of exuberant play and incredible medical care.

With full medical, physical and emotional support from healthcare professionals, trained staff and dedicated volunteers, campers and their families have the peace of mind to simply live in the moment and have fun. While we focus on the fun of living life large we also understand the very real needs of our campers. When medical support is needed, it is immediately provided – expertly, with compassion, and with as little disruption as possible to the camper’s activities. They think nothing of venturing out on a canoe to administer medication at the correct time, rather than make a camper come in from the fun.

Some upcoming camps:
Sept. 8-10. Cancer, Brain Tumors, Acquired Immunodeficiency, Bone Marrow Transplant, Blood Disorders
Sept. 22-24. Epilepsy, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Neurologic
Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Gastrointestinal Disorders, EoE, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant, Kidney Disease, Kidney Transplant, Weight Related Diagnosis (BMI >95%)
Oct. 20-22. Congenital or Acquired Heart Disease, Heart Transplant

A Movie Star with a Big Idea

Roundup River Ranch is part of the SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global community of medical specialty camps founded by Paul Newman. He believed that kids with serious illnesses needed a place to “kick back and raise a little hell.”
And we couldn’t agree more.
Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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