Seeking a Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience -- Summer 2006
We have a 12 year old son who wears an insulin pump to manage his diabetes. (He's been pumping for 7 years, during which time he's used several different pumps). For the fourth consecutive summer, 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. We are currently looking for a full-time male who can serve as a general counselor in our son's cabin at camp, while simultaneously serving as a "shadow" for him.
The position runs from mid-June through late August (including orientation). We successfully filled this position the last three summers and have a lot of positive experience to share.
Our son is a keen athlete who plays competitive ice hockey, and loves basketball, baseball, etc. He tests his blood glucose levels frequently (10+ times per day) to maintain his activity level and keep good control. He determines his insulin bolus requirements via carb counting while always factoring in his activity levels.
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 (Disetronic, Animas, Minimed, or any leading brand), but is not a mandatory requirement. For example, we will consider a candidate who may have a sibling with diabetes.
For additional background on the camp itself, you can visit: www.campecholake.com
To Learn More or Apply:
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, you can e-mail a note (or your resume) to us. Alternatively, you can call us to talk.
Robert or Marla Oringer
Tel: 514-217-9363 (Marla's Cell)
Tel: 514-737-5251 (Robert's Office)
Posted February 12, 2006
Last Updated: Sunday February 12, 2006 11:30:32
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