What is ADA Camp for Kids?
ADA Camp for Kids is a unique camp in New Mexico for children 8-13 years who have diabetes. It is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, serving New Mexico, a nonprofit volunteer health agency supported primarily by private donations. Children with diabetes have special needs. ADA Camp for Kids meets those needs.
ADA Camp for Kids will be held at the Manzano Mountain Retreat.
Archery, Arts/Crafts, Frisbee Golf, Koosh Football, Hiking, Rock Wall, Ropes Course, and Swimming.
Health Care Diabetes Management
Skilled health care is provided around the clock by a team of physicians, nurses, dietitians and diabetes educators. All diabetes medication and supplies (except for pumps) are provided for campers. Dietary principles are structured into all camp meals and individualized for each child. A glucose meter and strips will be provided this year.
Camp curriculum includes informal instruction and practice in the use of insulin and self-injection, as well as ketone and blood testing. Informal groups and games are utilized to educate campers about diabetes and living with diabetes.
Dates: June 19-25, 2005
For more information, call the New Mexico ADA at 1-888-342-2383 Ext. 7132 or 505-266-5716 Ext. 7132.
Last Updated: Thursday February 05, 2009 16:44:32
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