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Seeking a Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience -- Summer 2007

We have a 13 year old son who wears an insulin pump to manage his diabetes. (He's been pumping for 8 years, during which time he's used several different pumps). For the fifth consecutive summer, our son will be attending a seven week sleep-away camp in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York (just north of Saratoga Springs and Lake George). The camp is a leading camp in the U.S.-- however, it is not a diabetes camp. We are currently looking for a full-time male who can serve as a general counselor in our son's cabin at camp, while simultaneously serving as a "shadow" for him.

The position runs from mid-June through late August (including orientation). We successfully filled this position the last four summers and have a lot of positive experience to share.

Our son is a keen athlete who plays competitive ice hockey, and loves basketball, baseball, etc. He tests his blood glucose levels frequently (10+ times per day) to maintain his activity level and keep good control. He determines his insulin bolus requirements via carb counting while always factoring in his activity levels.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate must be at least 19 years old, hardworking, and extremely responsible. The person must enjoy working with kids, love sports, and have a desire to work at a summer camp. The person must have knowledge of diabetes and how to manage it. A candidate that already wears an insulin pump would be ideal (Minimed, Animas, Disetronic, or any leading brand), but is not a mandatory requirement. For example, we will consider a candidate who may have a sibling with diabetes.

For additional background on the camp itself, you can visit:

To Learn More or Apply:
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, you can e-mail a note (or your resume) to us. Alternatively, you can call us to talk.

Robert or Marla Oringer
Tel: 514-217-9363 (Marla's Cell)
Tel: 514-737-5251 (Robert's Office)

Posted February 4, 2007

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