Family Camp Volunteers
Our Family Camp is held twice a year, in spring and fall. It is a weekend-long overnight program where children with type 1 diabetes and their families attend camp together. Families can network with each other, enjoy traditional camp activities and spend time in special parent education sessions with healthcare professionals.
Volunteer staff are responsible for groups of campers for a few hours each day, doing camp activities. Additionally, Family Camp Volunteers become a Family Buddy for the weekend, helping make sure their family knows where to go, answering general questions or guiding them to someone who can help, and showing them the magic of camp!
Volunteers are asked to stay the entire weekend and will reside in the staff living quarters.
Counselors are assigned to a group of 8-10 campers who they accompany to various activities throughout the week. They help the campers get to know each other, check blood sugar levels, carry backpacks with diabetes and camp supplies while making sure every camper in their care stays healthy and safe.
They also share their skills to enhance program offerings for the campers. By helping with: