Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake is a fully accessible residential summer camp that serves children who are 'at-risk', disadvantaged and /or living with emotional, physical and developmental disabilties.
Camp Ronald McDonald is the only totally accessible camping facility in Northern California. Every summer we collaborate with other non-profit groups to bring a week of traditional camping experiences to all children with a variety of special medical needs, economical hardship and emotional issues. We staff qualified, trained Program Specialists in the fields of Waterfront, Sports, Outdoor Education, Arts & Crafts and Drama. Our specialists take the extra time to create programs that accommodate all our campers regardless of mobility, cognitive or emotional issues. Our program activities help to further Camp Ronald McDonald's mission and allow children with different types of abilities to experience the wonderful program of Summer Camp!
Our drama component encompasses drama unit times, talent shows and campfires. We foster creative expression with no inhibitions or physical barriers, encourage creativity, enhance self-esteem and introduce the concepts of theater, dance and music as art forms.
Each summer we replace athletic equipment as well as update equipment with adaptive apparatus to individualize and accommodate every camper. Through our sports program, all our campers learn the importance of being a team player, advance their motor skills and help foster new ideas of physical activities options.
ARTS & CRAFTS
One of the most traditional camping programs that allow our campers to take home tangible camp memories, express their creativity, promote their individuality and improve fine motor skills. Past summers we have made candles, tie-dyes, nature crafts, jewelry, scrapbooks, masks and sculptures.
Our outdoor education program includes the traditional summer camp activities of fishing, mountain biking and archery, as well as hiking and environmental awareness. We introduce understanding of our surroundings and the environmental impact of every day living. Campers learn about conservation, recycling, the history of Eagle Lake and increase their physical activity with walks around the local trails
Our natural lakefront and accessible dock enables us to expose all our campers to canoeing and swimming. We contribute to feelings of independence to all children including those in wheelchairs or have muscle contractions, and scoliosis.
Financial Assistance NOT Available
Food service is a point of pride for Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake. We provide menu selections full of variety, taste and yes, nutrition. All menus are created to meet the needs and tastes of camping groups. We operate a state of the art kitchen that is overseen by a Registered Dietitian and operated by Undergraduate Dietetic Interns to ensure that everyone's dietary needs are met.
Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake is a fully accessible residential camp for children with special medical needs, economic hardship and emotional issues. Accredited by the American Camping Association, we are located in the high Sierra on the grounds of beautiful Eagle Lake. A project of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California, the goal of Camp Ronald McDonald is to provide confidence building experiences to children who are "at-risk", disadvantaged and/or living with physical or emotional disabilities. Our programs are designed to support each camper's individuality through the challenges of outdoor group living and teamwork in a supportive environment. We currently serve about 1,000 participants each summer.
Activities & Features
Outdoor Activities Hiking
Performing Arts Dance Drama
Land Sports Mountain Biking Baseball Basketball Football Lacrosse Soccer Softball Volleyball
Water Sports Swimming Canoeing Fishing
Arts and Crafts Jewelry Design
Other Activities Nutrition education Camp fires Talent shows Group games Nature Crafts
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address P.O. Box 172
Susanville, CA, 96130 USA
530-825-3158 (tel.) 530-825-3158 (fax.)
Winter Address 2555 49th Street
Sacramento, CA, 95817 USA
916-734-4230 (tel.) 916-734-4238 (fax.)