Breanne was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 4. My family was referred to DYF. Camp was where we learned to function as a family, where my parents learned how to manage my diabetes while allowing me to be a kid first. Ultimately, because of camp, I was able to do everything that I wanted to do in life and I don’t think my family would have been able to let me do that if we hadn’t gone to camp for all those years.” Click here for more info
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The Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) unites the worldwide diabetes camping community through leadership and education, as well as shares resources to advance programs that dramatically impact people’s lives. To learn more about DECA visit: www.diabetescamps.org
Located in the San Bernardino Mountains of California, Camp Conrad Chinnock offers recreational, social, and educational opportunities for youth and families with diabetes. Campers are taught diabetes self-management skills in a fun, interactive, and safe environment. For more information about camp Conrad Chinnock click here.
Camp Leo is one of the many Lions Clubs International summer camps for children with diabetes. Children with type 1 diabetes not only have a great time with the many different activities, they are among other kids who also have type 1 diabetes. They also learn how to be self sufficient and independent with their diabetes.
The Lions of District 4-C1 created a camp for kids with Diabetes in 1988 at Camp McCumber. The objective of the camp was to help kids adjust to their situation and learn how to take care of themselves responsibly while living a normal life style. For more information, contact Lion Bob Trueax at: (530) 591-7758 or visit their website at: Camp McCumber.
The Lions Camps at Wrightwood offer a Campfire Area, Archery Range, Volleyball, Hiking, Close to Jackson Lake, Professional Food Service, Self-cooking option available, Swimming Pool*, Climbing Wall and a Gaga Pit. Click here for more information about Lions diabetes summer camp of Southern California