It might be cold and dreary out your window this time of year, but it’s never too early to start planning for summer! Over the next several weeks, diabetes camps will begin collecting applications and filling up quickly. Today we’re kicking off a series of five questions of the day about camps and sharing some resources about how to choose the right one, and understanding the impact of a positive camp experience. We’ve selected some of our favorite pieces over the years as a resource for you. We look forward to receiving your comments over the next few days, and hope you have a wonderful 2017 summer camp season!
Choosing the Right Camp: Diabetes Education and Camping Association’s (DECA) Shelley Yeager offers tips about camps located worldwide.
Camp Corner: A Parent Vacation: T1D parent and super-advocate Moira McCarthy Stanford finds support for the whole family during camp time.
The Power of Camp: A teen perspective on the positive influence of being at summer camp.
Visiting the Clara Barton Camp for the New Bionic Pancreas Study: Two families share their experience in participating in a clinical trial.
A Doctor’s First Visit to Camp: A physician talks about how visiting a camp changed his perspective on life with type 1 diabetes.
From Camper to Counselor: When you love the camp experience so much, you decide to join on as staff!