Summer Camp Program For Children with Diabetes
August 2 - 9, 2003
At Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada
Camp Buck is the premier camp program of the Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults. This co-ed camp provides children, ages 8 to 13, a week long summer camping experience for children with diabetes. The camp offers a unique combination of learning and fun. The children develop a better understanding of their diabetes while participating in a week of recreational and athletic activities. Through the education provided by the medical staff and the leadership of the counselors, campers learn the importance of good self-management of their diabetes.
Located on the short of beautiful Lake Tahoe, this University of Nevada 4-H camp site has its own beach, log cabins, and towering pine trees. There is a grassy area for field games, an arts and crafts building, a multi-purpose hall, and amphitheater that has seen high drama and slap-stick, and of course a campfire area for those special moments of togetherness.
- Provide a safe and enjoyable camp experience for children with diabetes.
- Give campers the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with other children with diabetes.
- Build self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Educate campers to better understand and control their diabetes.
- Promote awareness of nutrition as an essential component of diabetes management.
- Promote independence and self-discipline in the child's approach to life with diabetes.
- Educate health professionals and students about Type 1 diabetes and its management.
Camp Buck is staffed by volunteer physicians, diabetes educators, nurses, dietitians, medical students, residents, college students, alumni, and others who enjoy working with children in an outdoor setting.
ELIGIBILITY and FEES
Children with diabetes age 8 (by August 1) through age 13, who receive medical clearance from their doctor and camp medical director.
Teens age 15 to 17. Selection based on meeting eligibility requirements and an interview. Contact the NDACA office for details at (800) 379-3839 or (775) 856-3839
Fees: Register by May 1, 2003 for a $50.00 discount
The cost for camp is US$399 plus airfare, and includes meals, and accommodations (cabins). Parents providing their own child's transportation to this camp need to contact the NDACA office to make special arrangements.
Applications are available through the Diabetes Society office.
JULY 1, 2003 DEADLINE FOR RETURING ALL APPLICATIONS
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for our camp programs or for information contact:
Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults
1005 Terminal Way, Suite 104
Reno, NV 89502
Fax: (775) 348-7591
Last Updated: Thursday February 05, 2009 17:44:36
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