About Camp Confidence
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 Registration Fee: $50
• ADA Member: $245
• Non ADA-Members: $345
Total Fee (including non-refundable registration fee):
• ADA Member: $295
• Non ADA-Members: $395
Brothers and/or sisters of a child with diabetes are deeply affected by the presence of diabetes in the family. It may seem to siblings that the child with diabetes receives a disproportionate share of his/her parents time, attention, energy and finances. It is for this reason that we encourage brothers and sisters of children with diabetes to participate in the day camp experience. To ensure a family emphasis, parents are involved in the program though parent educational sessions.
The American Diabetes Association, Northern IL Area is celebrating 64 years of our diabetes camp program. Thank you to the countless donors and volunteers who have made our programs possible for the thousands of campers who have enjoyed the opportunity to attend camp and benefited from their experience.
June 17 to June 21, 2013
Hours: Monday- Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m; Friday: 9:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
Ages: 4 to 9 years
United Methodist Campground
1900 East Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
312-346-1805 ext. 6602
ADA Office Address
55 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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