Summer camp for children with diabetes
July 19-25, 2003
Living and Learning
. . . friendship and fun for children with diabetes
Camp Granada has all the beauty and excitement of any summer camp. At Camp Granada we offer most of the traditional camping activities. And we also offer the opportunity for children with diabetes to receive special training in a recreational setting. Our goal is to help each camper learn to successfully cope with the disease and learn that a person with diabetes can lead a productive and normal life.
Camp Granada is located at the 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello, Illinois, adjacent to Allerton Park. The campground consists of 250 acres of woods with cabins, dining hall, beach swimming area, recreation shelter, outdoor education center, and boathouse. Activities include volleyball, softball, canoeing, swimming, archery, and arts and crafts.
The camp fee is $350. Scholarships are available.
The medical program
. . . is under the supervision of physicians who are interested in diabetes in children. An infirmary is established at the beginning of the camp session and is available for the care of minor illness or injury.
The general medical policy is to teach a program of diabetes control on the highest possible level. Our medical staff will give instruction in all phases of diabetes management. Children who as yet do not administer their own insulin injections will be encouraged to learn.
Competent, experienced staff
. . . work together in the operation of the camp. The Camp Granada staff is carefully chosen on the basis of character, leadership, training, personality and knowledge of children. The administrative staff has a variety of experiences in camp, education and child development. In addition to the counselors, there are specialists in the areas of swimming, boating, art and nature. The program director and medical director help to insure a quality program.
. . . is to teach the camper with diabetes to establish good habits, develop independence, and to educate himself or herself in all phases of diabetes.
Attendance at Camp Granada is offered to children with diabetes between the ages of 8 through 16. Registration forms should be submitted as soon as possible. Upon receipt of a registration form, an application will be sent to the camper along with further information about the camp. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
There is a weekly fee. Some camper scholarships, however, are available. Expenses for the camp are paid through donations to the camp fund and fundraising activities of the American Diabetes Association, Downstate Illinois Affiliate, Inc.
For more information, contact:
American Diabetes Association
Downstate Illinois Affiliate, Inc.
2580 Federal Drive
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 875-9011 (Donna Scott)
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