Camp Angels for Children with Diabetes
Send a child with diabetes to a summer camp designed for their special needs.
Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes affects one in every 400 children in the U.S. Research has shown that diabetic camps are the best place to teach children how to manage their diabetes. Unfortunately, many families are not able to provide this unique opportunity to their diabetic child because of financial obstacles.
Many children with diabetes often feel different or out of place because of their dependency on others to manage their health. After having a diabetic camp experience where they are surrounded by hundreds of diabetic peers, they realize they are not alone in fighting this lifelong disease. These children begin to take charge of what is necessary to monitor and control their diabetes. Motivation is a key in caring for diabetes and the camaraderie and social support they receive during summer camp provides that motivation.
It is through your heartfelt donations that we help provide that priceless experience to young campers across the country. Just $25 provides a partial scholarship to make a camp experience possible for a child with Type 1 Diabetes.
About Camp Angels:
The idea for Camp Angels was born soon after Don and Diane Rung's son Steve was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. While attending a weekend diabetic camp, they learned that these special camps are a blessing for diabetic children, but one they often can't afford because their medical needs are an existing hardship on their families. In 2002, Camp Angels became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to enable Type 1 diabetic children from financially challenged families to afford an enjoyable, customized camp experience.
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