Medical Care and Facilities
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Tina Medina, Volunteer
When not at Camp I am a: mother, wife, and artist
Volunteer at Roundup River Ranch since: 2017
Favorite Camp Activity: Art
In what volunteer role(s) do you serve at Roundup River Ranch? I volunteer my time as an artist to create art pieces for Camp and special events.
Why do you think it is important to provide camp experiences to children with serious illnesses? It is important because children with serious illnesses need a space where they can be children, be creative, and have fun and not worry about the everyday stress of having an illness.
How do you feel your volunteer time has made a difference to Roundup River Ranch campers? I hope my work brings smiles to the campers faces and fills them with joy.
What motivates you to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? I love being creative, and sharing that passion fills my heart.
What is your favorite memory as a Roundup River Ranch volunteer? Creating a larger- than-life coloring book page illustrating camp activities on a canvas.
How has your Roundup River Ranch volunteer experience impacted your life? Being given the opportunity to be creative fulfills me and anytime I can share that with someone I feel so impactful.
Why would you encourage others to volunteer at camp? Volunteering is just a good energy exchange. Being selfless and giving back will improve your life and those you help.
What would you like to say to those who may be interested in volunteering at Roundup River Ranch? The staff and other volunteers at Roundup River Ranch are amazing, friendly, and inspiring. Working with them is an outstanding experience.
Some of the most renowned medical professionals in the Rocky Mountain region are here. (Although they may be wearing a tutu or superhero cape when you meet them.)
Roundup River Ranch offers a unique combination of awesome camp fun and pediatric, specialty-specific medical care. We know it takes a lot of trust for parents and guardians to feel good about their kids coming to camp and we want to make sure families and campers have the utmost peace of mind about the care we offer.
We provide comprehensive, individualized medical care for each of our campers. We recruit physician and nurse volunteers with experience caring for children who have the medical conditions we serve. These professionals leave their lab coats and scrubs behind and join our medical team at camp. And while they may not “look” like doctors or nurses when they’re swinging from a zip line, the truth is they are constantly focused on the needs and well-being of every camper.
Amazing medical facilities just steps from all the fun.
Our medical facility, called The Depot, is a state-of-the-art facility stocked with all the medical equipment and supplies needed to provide urgent, emergent and routine pediatric care. We work closely with families to ensure that every aspect of their child’s care is done exactly the same way at camp that is done at home. This includes accessing central lines, providing IV therapy, and even overnight peritoneal dialysis. We have nurses and doctors available and on call 24 hours a day while campers are on site.
The best of the best for our campers.
We know physicians and nurses are incredibly busy in their professions. But that doesn’t stop them from volunteering their precious free time to join us at camp and make the experience all the more memorable for our campers. Many of these amazing, compassionate people are the same world-class physicians, surgeons, and medical professionals who care for our campers in clinics and hospitals back home.
For physicians and nurses interested in joining us as a medical volunteer, pediatric clinical experience is preferred and eligibility to volunteer is determined following a personal interview. Preference is given to medical volunteers with experience and training in the diagnoses being served each session.
“I want every kid to be able to keep a little bit of camp inside them all year. Kids need medicine to heal their illnesses but they need camp to heal their soul.” - Dr. Lia Gore