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Southern California Chapter

Unifying the efforts of our six houses, a camp, two family rooms and other programs, the Southern California Chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities is committed to creating a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.

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Our Houses

Since 1980, the Southern California Ronald McDonald Houses serve as a inexpensive, and often free, “home–away–from–home” for families of critically–ill children undergoing treatment at nearby hospitals and medical facilities.

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Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times

Each year Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times serves an average of 1,500 campers who are children with cancer so they can take a break from hospitals and find an opportunity to just be “ordinary kids.”

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Family Rooms

Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide an “oasis” within the hospital for parents with children in pediatric or neonatal intensive care units; allowing them a chance to sleep, shower and recharge while remaining within steps of their hospitalized child.

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Scholarships & Grants

We support the children of our Southland communities by awarding scholarships to high–achieving high school seniors and providing grants to non–profit organizations working to improve the lives of children.

For Families

For Families

Camp programs provide children with cancer and families the opportunity to pause, connect with others who are facing similar challenges, and renew a sense of hope. We help youth build courage and independence, and experience a sense of belonging in a healing, medically safe environment. Learn which program is right for you.

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For Volunteers

For Volunteers

Each year, we rely on the expertise and talents of nearly 300 volunteers to deliver high quality, outcome driven programs. Our volunteer counselors come from all over the world and range in age from 19 to 70 years-old. Volunteers also lend support to events, facilities and our office. Learn how you can have an impact.

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Rent our facilities

Rent Our Camp Facilities

Consider the beauty and serenity of our Camp Facility for your camp program, retreat, conference, or team building experience. Located in the San Jacinto Mountains of Riverside County, our site offers a variety of overnight, recreational and meeting accommodations for up to 200 people, including onsite catering.

Our Purpose

Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times® creates a positive long-lasting impact on children with cancer and their families by providing fun-filled, medically supervised, cost-free, year-round camp programs.


45,040 Campers

Since 1982, we have served more than 43,000 campers


45,000+ Hours

Annually, volunteers donate more than 45,000 hours to our programs


Countless Friends

Campers and volunteers alike describe us as a Home Away from Home

We need your help to continue the work that we strive to do. Please consider making a donation or becoming a volunteer.

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Our Impact

Everyone who has been involved with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California has a story to tell. Here are a few of them now.

Meet the Randazzos family
Meet the Randazzos familyCamp

When one child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family suffers

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Vincent Dominguez
Vincent Dominguez Camp

Vincent Dominguez is one of the happiest kids you’ll ever meet! To know him is to love him

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the Hurtado Family
Ruben Hurtado's Story Camp

Ruben started coming to Camp in 2007, but the life changing turnaround Ruben was looking for happened in 2013

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Sponsors of Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times

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Barco’s Nightingales Foundation Logo
SoCal Gas Company
KOA Care Camps Logo
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Logo
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P Logo
Azteca International Corporation Logo
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