Medical Care and Facilities
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Gerry Salani, Volunteer
When Not at Camp I am a: dad and hard working sales representative for Wagner Equipment.
Volunteer at Roundup River Ranch since: 2013
Favorite Camp Activity: Fishing
Favorite Meal at Camp: Lunch
How would you describe camp in three words? Commitment, compassion and love
In what volunteer role(s) do you serve at Roundup River Ranch? I come out for most Family Camps. I love supervising the early fishing and “catching” kids coming down from the zipline.
Why do you think it’s important to provide camp experiences to children with serious illnesses? They have a once in a lifetime opportunity to do activities they’ve never been able to do before.
How do you feel your volunteer time at Roundup River Ranch has made a difference? I give it my all when I’m there and spread love, joy, and smiles all around!
What motivates you to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? I honestly feel I can make a difference in a camper/sibling/parent’s life, and those are such joyful moments!
What is your favorite memory as a Roundup River Ranch volunteer? Hearing when a camper says “ I’ve never caught a fish before,” or, “I’ve never been on a zip line”.
How has your Roundup River Ranch volunteer experience impacted your life? It make you realize how fragile life is, every day is a gift. It’s not fair and there are no guarantees, but there are amazing places like Roundup River Ranch.
Why would you encourage others to volunteer at camp? Yes, being at camp warms my heart and it’s a extremely rewarding.
What would you like to say to those who may be interested in volunteering at Roundup River Ranch? Please do it! Going to camp is great and you feel even better when you leave. It’s an experience that will remind you to stay positive, be happy and smile! I truly enjoy the fantastic staff and feel a lot of love, compassion, commitment and positive energy whenever I’m at Roundup River Ranch.
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