Diabetes Camp

For All those not only touched by Diabetes, but touched by the magic of summer Camp

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What do I remember most about camp?

Started by Steve R. Last reply by Davidrr07 Jun 6, 2010. 15 Replies

Camp Nyda

Started by Lori Lundtrom. Last reply by Susan Downing Tazzi Dec 29, 2009. 1 Reply

What to pack for new camper?

Started by Linda. Last reply by Brooke LeMaster Jun 22, 2009. 5 Replies

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Comment by MikeMack on May 27, 2014 at 8:10am

Hi all! I though you might like to see the blog post I wrote here about my experience at diabetes summer camp back in the early to mid-1970s. I think you'll get a chuckle out of it.

Comment by Alyssa Downing on September 5, 2010 at 4:10pm
Comment by Knox's Dad on July 6, 2010 at 9:39am
Hello all!
Well I spent 15 years, from 1970-84, at Camp Joslin along the shores of Pearly Pond! Clearly the best 15 years of my life! Certainly it would be considered the "dinosaur days" in todays camps for those with diabetes. Amy as you know we did a lot with the Barton girls as well. We probably crossed a path or two back then!
Joslin and Barton, to this day remain the only single gender diabetes camps in the world. The magic and mystique of the opposite gender always on your mind!
My greatest memories are from Camp Joslin! I still have contact with most of my posse from back then. Oh the days.........
Comment by Rachel Scott on March 27, 2010 at 8:04pm
Been going to Camp Granada in Monticello, IL since I was 8 years old. Now that I'm 19 I am a counselor! Love camp! Any campers from Camp Granada?!
Comment by M裏Çhïêv𵧠on February 17, 2010 at 10:43am
I went to Camp Needlepoint (Camp St. Croix in Hudson, WI) when I was first diagnosed in 1992! Other than a little homesickness I have nothing but fond memories!!
Comment by Erin Ball on November 1, 2009 at 5:44pm
so im really excited about camp this upcoming summer but since this will be my first time going to any diabetic camp (im only about 2 monthes diagnosed)i don't know any body any ideas to make friends fast at camp?!?!?!
Comment by MelissaM on September 1, 2009 at 2:57pm
i was watching a tape of my camp days. it made me smile, ahh memories.
Comment by Amy on July 10, 2009 at 6:03am
Hi went to Clara Barton Camp in Oxford, Mass 1970-1975. I was from CT What a wonderful experience it was for me! Met many wonderdul people there. Had great fun. It was great to know I wasn't alone with my diabetes. I knew of no one till camp. They were all like me. Volleyball games, archery, baseball, swimming in the pond. Colored bathing caps and your buddy:) Boating on the pond. Going to Purgatory chasm. I stop in and drive by every once in a while. I now live in Oxford, have been here afew years. It is my Husbands home town. Wonderful memories!
Comment by Lindsey on June 28, 2009 at 8:20pm
I go to camp Granada in Monticello, IL. It is amazing and i love all the great people i have met there. =)
In three weeks i'll be going for my last year. :(
but i can come back as a counsler.
it is so much fun though.
Comment by MelissaM on June 16, 2009 at 9:59pm
i was browsing through the net to find out if it really did go bye bye, and i found that it still does exist but it's under a different thing now. i don't think it's associated with American Diabetes Association anymore.

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