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Seeking a Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience

We have a 13 year old son who wears an insulin pump to manage his diabetes. He was diagnosed 2 summers ago and has been pumping for almost 2 years. Our son will be attending a seven week sleep-away camp in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York (just north of Saratoga Springs and Lake George). The camp is a leading camp in the U.S. -- however, it is not a diabetes camp. Our son has attended this camp for 5 consecutive summers and loves it. We are currently looking for a full-time male who can serve as a general counselor in our son's group at camp, while simultaneously serving as a "shadow" for him.

The position runs from mid-June through late August (including orientation). The Oringer's (listed below) helped to fill a similar position for the camp last summer and have a lot of positive experiences to share.

Our son is a strong athlete who plays soccer, tennis, roller hockey, and golf and enjoys participating in almost all other sports. He tests his blood glucose levels frequently to maintain his activity level and to keep good control. He determines his insulin bolus requirements via carb counting while always factoring in his activity levels.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate must be at least 19 years old, hardworking, and extremely responsible. The person must enjoy working with kids, love sports, and have a desire to work at a summer camp. The person must have knowledge of diabetes and how to manage it. A candidate that already wears an insulin pump would be ideal but is not a mandatory requirement. For example, we will consider a candidate who has a sibling with diabetes.

For additional background on the camp itself, you can visit:

To Learn More or Apply:
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, you can e-mail your resume or call as follows:

Robert or Marla Oringer
Tel: 514-217-9363 (Marla's Cell)
Tel: 514-737-5251 (Robert's Office)

Posted May 8, 2005

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