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About the Camp
The purpose of the American Diabetes Association, Northern Illinois Area Day Camp is to provide a unique recreational and educational experience for children with diabetes. With guidance from the camp staff, day campers learn to participate in various camping activities and develop independence and confidence in caring for their diabetes. Sharing experiences with other youngsters who have the same lifestyle encourages acceptance and promotes a positive self-image. Diabetes education sessions teach campers about nutrition, exercise, insulin, highs and lows and blood sugar testing. Children, grouped by age and activities, are supervised by trained certified health professionals and counselors.
Children are asked to bring a sack lunch each day. Snacks, milk and water are provided. Information sessions with leaders in the field of diabetes will be hosted as sharing time for parents at the start of each camp day.
The camp fee includes medical supervision, snacks, American Diabetes Association camp t-shirt, supervised program activities and most diabetes supplies.
Non-refundable Deposit: $50
• Member: $245
• Non-Member: $345
Total Camp Fee:
• Member: $295
• Non-member: $395
More Information About the Camp
Throughout the year, the American Diabetes Association raises funds through donations and local fundraising events. The generosity of donors allows the American Diabetes Association to offer every camper nationwide a significant reduction in camp fees. You can help support the Association's Camp program by donating to the Association or participating in one of our local fundraising events. Visit www.diabetes.org/chicago or call 1-888-DIABETES (888-342-2383) or 312-346-1805 to get involved locally.
Special thanks to our families who have volunteered their time or participated in our events over the past year. Your generosity has helped us in our effort to Stop Diabetes and providing camp to our youth in Illinois!
Walk or Ride to Camp
Participate and raise funds in the American Diabetes Association's 2014 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes or Tour de Cure fundraising events and earn discounts towards your 2015 camp fee!
Raise $1,000 and save $100 for day camp!
Raise $2,500 and save $250 for overnight camp!
- Chicagoland Tour de Cure - Sunday, June 8 at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora
- Step Out: Buffalo Grove - Saturday, September 20 at Didier Farms
- Step Out: Chicago - Sunday, September 21 at Grant Park
For more information, contact Anna Van Handel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6578.
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