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We have many different programs that we are sure you will find one that fits your needs.
Our biggest program is Camps. During our Family Camp, families come together to connect with each other and bond over similar experiences, all while enjoying fun and relaxing recreation for the whole family. Our Youth Camp is for Middle and High School Kidney Kids only. It is a time where they get to have fun without the rest of their family around. We talk about ways to manage one’s own health and grow as a person with kidney disease. Our Winter Camp is for Kidney Kids in High School only and is a time where we focus on team building while also having plenty of relaxing fun.

With our Family and Youth Support program, we hold programs such as Regional Events, Youth Outings, Pen Pals, and more. Having Regional Events means that families don’t have to travel very far to participate in the same event as someone further away. We will hold multiple of the same small event at the same time but in different locations so that families from different regions can participate. Youth Outings are fun because it is a time where Middle and High School Kidney Kids can participate in fun activities throughout the year for a few hours at a time. Some of the activities we have done in the past include miniature golfing and laser tag.

Our Mentoring Program has some very new aspects to it in 2022! We have mentoring for everyone in the family. Support groups for Kidney Kids aged 8-12, Siblings aged 8-12. One on one mentoring for Kidney Kids aged 13-18 who will be paired with young adults with Kidney disease aged 18-26. And lastly, our New Parent Mentoring Program where parents of kids who have just been diagnosed with kidney disease are paired with a parent of a kid who has been diagnosed for much longer and knows the journey. Within the Mentoring Program as a whole, we will provide monthly health educational topics that may help with working with your mentor or mentee.

In our Clinical Support Program, we provide the nephrology clinics at Doernbecher and Randalls items such as blood pressure monitors to hand out to their patients. We also provide some other items that are needed as well.

Our Young Ambassadors Program is a great way for kidney kids who have graduated high school to come and give back to our kidney community. We offer a large variety of opportunities and support for them.

We also have an annual scholarship program that is awarded to a kidney kid to support their higher education.

If you have questions, please reach out to us at mackenzie@nwkidneykids.org or (503) 893-5671.
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