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Camp Fitch
Youngstown YMCA's Camp Fitch
North Springfield, PA

Why Camp?

The most obvious and best reason to camp is to have fun! Camp Barclay, a committee of Camp Fitch, was established in 1977, and maintained as a camp for children with diabetes. It has provided children with diabetes an opportunity to have fun in a safe environment under the supervision of a team of diabetes specialists.

Camp Fitch, a Y camp, sponsored by the Youngstown YMCA provides this wonderful opportunity for your child. Swimming, sailing, water skiing, crafts, archery, hiking, riflery, nature, games and horseback riding are just some of the activities that your child can participate in while at camp. Each child sleeps in in a "cabent" (cabin/tent) with seven other children and a counselor. The meals are served in the dining hall with assistance from a registered dietitian with expertise in diabetes. Each day the children are invited to an afternoon education session where topics such as nutrition and other diabetes facts are discussed in a game format.

Camp Activities

All camp activities are available to the camper. All campers sleep in cabins -- seven campers and one counselor to a unit. All meals are served in the dining hall. Activities include swimming, sailing, water skiing, riding, crafts, hiking, archery, riflery, nature, games and fun!

2001 Camping Sessions

Cost of Camp

The regular cost or camp is $289.50/week and a $10.00 deposit is necessary to reserved your spot, but, because of grants and the generosity of our sponsors, the actual cost to a camper attending camp is only $144.75, which is a 50% discount! In addition, camp provides children with diabetes with all that is needed to keep their blood sugar in the best possible control (insulin, syringes, test strips, snacks, etc.).


For an application or more information, contact:

Dr. Barclay's Camp for Diabetic Children
c/o Harnot Diabetes Education Center
300 State Street, Suite 304
Erie, PA 16550-0001

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