Camp is bonfires and storytelling, sleeping bags and star gazing. It’s hiking and swimming, noisy mess halls and dirty sneakers. It’s about building forts and forging friendships, growing up and gaining independence. For youth with Type 1, it’s especially helpful in teaching confidence and the freedom that comes with self-care. In addition to that, diabetes camp offers a community where the language of diabetes is understood, is common and in that way, not the most important thing on the itinerary.
With over 172 Camps geared toward serving kids with Type 1 diabetes it is easy to see there is a need for camp. Most of the Camp programs accept kids from across the Nation to ensure all kids with Type 1 diabetes has an opportunity to attend.