Founded in 1982, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times is a project of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times® programs have grown to provide year-round supportive programs serving families and children impacted by cancer. Camp is offered to any child--from infancy through age 18 who has had cancer or a similar condition OR who has a sibling with one of these diseases, at any stage of illness or treatment--at no cost to their families. By the end of 2007, more than 6,000 campers from 10 states and 8 countries have attended Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times®. Over the years, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times® has welcomed children from across the United States and from as far away as England, Israel, and the former Soviet Union and has served as a model for programs throughout this country and abroad.
Many campers return year after year, some becoming their finest volunteer counselors. They are now building their leadership development programs for these survivors who are wonderful role models for the brave children currently battling this devastating disease.
Many of the members of Bruins for Ronald McDonald House Charities have had the joy of serving as summer counselors at Camp Ronald McDonald. In addition to volunteering at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald house, our organization helps in the recruitment process for new camp counselors. It is our hope to influence more bruins at UCLA to join the camp family and share the magic that takes place when we bring our kids together at Camp Ronald McDonald. The money we fundraise for Camp Ronald McDonald is used for needed supplies and construction to improve our facilities at Apple Canyon Center.
Please visit http://www.campronaldmcdonald.org/ to learn more about Camp Ronald McDonald and the life-changing experiences that bring our kids and camp counselors to the top of the mountain every summer.