The warm summer heat fades into a cool evening breeze. The smell of toasted marshmallows fills the air. Children singing around a campfire can be heard. Around here, these sure signs of summer only mean one thing – Camp Ronald is in session! For two days each June, children at the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester are invited to participate in traditional summer camp activities in the comfort of our House.
This summer campers enjoyed outdoor activities, games, a Paw Pals visit from Jack, grilled hot dogs in our mess hall (a.k.a. community room), outdoor sing-a-longs and campfires with s’mores. Campers also embarked on a special field trip to Quarry Hill Nature Center where they experienced a private interactive snake presentation, enjoyed a picnic dinner and explored the great outdoors.
“Many children who stayed with us didn’t get to go to camp this summer because of their own illness or the illness of a sibling. Camp Ronald campers leave with stories to tell, memories to keep and best of all, new friends who they can truly relate to.”