With summer approaching, the brochures for Diabetes camps are filtering into our office. These camps offer kids the experience of sharing the burden of diabetes through camaraderie. They gain confidence and independence in their diabetes management by increasing self-care skills and a sense of resiliency.
Some camps are limited to daily activities, however there are several week long retreats. Campers enjoy a wide variety of experiences, and diabetes skills are taught along the way. Fishing, archery, swimming, canoe & paddleboard, ropes courses and zip lines are some of the fun.
All camps are medically supervised 24 hours. Meals and snacks are based on carb counting and any food allergies or sensitivities will be observed.
Financial assistance is available for “camperships” so that no child is turned away.
If you are interested, or know someone who would benefit from this experience, contact our office for details.
diabeticteenswithoutboundaries.org is for campers ages 13-18
camphendon.org is for campers ages 8-17