CAMP PHILOSOPHY: LEARNING TO LIVE WITH DIABETES
At Camp Morton and Camp Maxwell in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia, establishing confidence and a sense of security is a primary goal of the camping experience. By meeting and interacting with other children and youth with diabetes, the campers learn to work with their disease and develop a more positive view of their own futures.
Each camper is encouraged to develop responsibility for maintaining a proper balance of insulin, diet and exercise, according to his/her level of maturity and understanding in a positive, fun environment!
Although the actual cost per camper is $650, each camper pays only $175 as a registration fee. The Lions Clubs of Nova Scotia have committed to major sponsorship of Camp Lion Maxwell. Additional funds are raised for camp through CDA branches in Nova Scotia - please get involved with your local branch!
This fun-filled camp is for children ages 7 to 12
- Sunday, August 22 - Saturday, August 28, 2004
- Camp Maxwell is held at Scotian Glen Camp, New Glasgow, in Pictou County. The facility offers campers all the modern conveniences that will ensure a happy and healthy camping experience.
- Camp Maxwell provides children with diabetes the kind of healthy camping experience every child deserves. It offers all activities associated with summer camp: swimming, canoeing, hiking, basketball, nature studies, arts and crafts, mini-olympics, dance, banquet, singing'round the campfire. A week of fun and friends you'll never forget!
- Camp Personnel
- All program staff and consellors are persons with diabetes who have completed the Leadership Training Program. Each cabin will have 8 campers, a fully-trained medical staff (doctor or nurse), and 2 counsellors. Camp staff also include dieticians, dietetic interns, program staff, social worker and Camp Chairman.
CAMP MORTONThis vigorous, exciting program offers campers 13 - 14 years of age as of August 1 a combination of fun, outdoor adventure, challenge and a new respect for nature and the environment.
- Saturday, August 14 - Thursday, August 19, 2004
- Camp Morton is located at scenic Kejimkujik National Park at the Jim Charles Group Camp site.
- A vigorous program that includes canoeing, swimming, hiking, nature lore, survival skills, outdoor cooking and campfires. Campers do not have to be experts, but must be comfortable in the water. This program may not appeal to all. Please apply only if you intend on full participation!
- Camp Personnel
- Camp Morton staff include medical staff, dietitians, a dietetic intern, experienced program staff and Camp Chairman. All program staff are persons with diabetes who have completed the Leadership Training Program.
LEADERSHIP TRAININGLeadership Training Program is a two year program, for 15 and 16 year olds, and runs for the 2 weeks of both above camp programs.
HOW TO APPLYContact the Canadian Diabetes Association at the following address:
Canadian Diabetes Association
Nova Scotia Region
101-6080 Young Street
Halifax, NS B3K 5L2
Phone: (902) 453-4232
Toll Free: 1-800-326-7712
Fax: (902) 453-4440
Last Updated: Thursday February 05, 2009 17:44:36
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