Diabetes Education & Camping Association (DECA)

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-05-01 15:35:09 -0500
Started 2012-05-01 05:53:20 -0500

I know many of us who have diabetic children we are taking care of are looking for a way to keep our kids healthy and active this summer. I came across this little gem that I thought you might enjoy.

By: diaTribe

Diabetes Education & Camping Association (DECA) Unites Over 400 Diabetes Camps Worldwide, Provides Resources for Parents and Families

In 2011, over 20,000 children (!) in North America attended more than 200 diabetes camping programs. As the 2012 summer camp registration process gears up, we were excited to recently speak with Terry Ackley, the new Executive Director of the Diabetes Education & Camping Association (DECA). Terry reminded us of the excellent resources for families interested in attending a camp or getting more information. The DECA website (www.diabetescamps.org) offers a comprehensive directory of camps, searchable by location (we recommend searching by state rather than distance, as camps are often not located near big cities). The directory also includes camp descriptions and website information, contact details, and session dates. DECA also has a website devoted specifically to parents – you must catch the site’s five-minute YouTube video featuring excited campers, counselors, and DECA staff. –AB

3 replies

TsalagiLenape 2012-05-01 06:29:44 -0500 Report

Just wished they had a camping program for the adults as well. So its not so expensive and we can have fun while chopping wood for the fire. Just a thought. Hugs

GabbyPA 2012-05-01 15:35:09 -0500 Report

You could always volunteer and get to camp and be with the kids and have fun in a safe place.

Nick1962 2012-05-01 09:41:44 -0500 Report

You're just trying to find someone to come over and chop wood for you aren't you? :) Nice new profile pic by the way!

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