The Sprouts Day Camp program is a week-long day camp offered to children aged 5-9. Groups of 3-4 counselors lead groups of campers through camp activities, lunchtime and daily routine from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day of the week.
Volunteer staff are required to have transportation to and from camp each day.
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.
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Our valuable, caring medical staff bring their skills and healthy attitude to our staff community. An entire spectrum of healthcare professionals supports our camp programs. We rely on their expertise to manage an entire camp of children living with type 1 diabetes, but they can easily blend in with the day-to-day activities of camp. While any type of specialty is welcome, we especially seek the following positions:
Our camp endocrinologists supervise clinicians and advise on insulin adjustments each day. We are seeking volunteers for the entire 5 day program , but if you are only able for 2 or 3 days, your help is greatly appreciated. This setting is very different than your typical clinic or office setting – Camp Kudzu focuses on promoting education in an exciting, camping environment.
We’re always looking to add to our team of clinicians. Whether you’re an LPN, RN, NP, PA, MD or DO, we have a place for you! Each clinician typically cares for 9 campers with type 1 diabetes. Our clinicians’ main job is to ensure that insulin adjustments are made appropriately for food intake and high blood glucose levels while considering the campers’ upcoming activities. Clinicians collaborate with campers on insulin doses and promote independence for campers at age-appropriate levels. To fill this role, you need a base knowledge of type 1 diabetes and insulin dosing.