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Empowering Kidney Kids for Lifelong Sucess

Youth & Family Kidney Camps



Starting in 2019, Northwest Kidney Kids will offer three Camps Programs - Summer Family Camp and Winter & Summer Youth Camps. The Kidney Camp experience provides a safe environment for children and families to gather for educational activities, parent and youth enrichment, emotional support, camaraderie, and networking. Participants receive support from professionals who understand these challenges, and children and parents offer meaningful support to one another and develop friendships that extend beyond Camp. Kidney Camp encourages campers to see life beyond their disease while addressing the emotional issues associated with kidney disease and empowering Kidney Kids to achieve lifelong success.

Registration for 2019 NEW Winter Youth Camp is OPEN!

Family Camp:
January 19 - January 21, 2019. Winter Youth Camp Registration & Information

Registration for Summer 2019 Family and Youth Camp is will open next Spring!

Family Camp: August 2 - August 4, 2019.
Youth Camp: July 29- August 2, 2019

If you are interested in attending Kidney Camp, please email Camps Manager, at program@nwkidneykids.org or call/text (503) 893-5671.

Suzanne Memorial Scholarship




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Suzanne Billings was a pediatric social worker who dedicated much of her professional life to working with families of children with kidney disease. Suzanne was integral in the development of NW Kidney Kids and served as President of the Board from 2013 until her death in 2017. Suzanne radiated joy and pride in her kidney kids' accomplishments; she was a true champion for her families and is beloved and missed by all whose lives she enriched over the years.

In the spirit of Suzanne's life work, a scholarship has been established to promote independence and self-empowerment. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist in the development of skills and knowledge to facilitate life-long self-sufficiency for a "kidney kid". These funds can be used to support the higher education or technical training of a young adult with kidney disease.

The Suzanne Billings Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually by NW Kidney Kids in keeping with its mission to encourage young people with kidney disease to realize their potential and embrace their future.

Scholarship application for 2019-2020 will open in Janurary 2019.

Family & Youth Support Program


Throughout the year, NW Kidney Kids provides opportunities for children with chronic kidney disease and their families to meet others. We promote these program through our Family Newsletter and on our private facebook group. If you have a child who experiences chronic kidney disease and would like to participate in programs throughout the year please fill out the family form or contact program@nwkidneykids.org text/call (503) 893-5671.
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Northwest Kidney Kids, Inc. was founded in 2006 to provide support and education to children with chronic kidney disease and their family members. As the only program of its kind in Oregon, our mission is “to offer hope and support to children with chronic kidney disease and their families. We provide prevention services, educational programs and group activities that empower Kidney Kids to take charge of their health, embrace their future, and achieve lifelong success.”
Northwest Kidney Kids
Phone: 503-893-5671
PO Box 230075
Portland, OR 97219





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