Our program includes water activities in a heated pool, arts and crafts, educational nature activities, archery, rock climbing, hiking, theme days, lake canoeing, volleyball, basketball, and mountain biking along with medical education and self-knowledge. Family and youth camps provide wonderful opportunities for growth. Youth sessions are packed with a variety of adventurous age-appropriate activities. These sessions create a special place where youth and teens develop relationships that last a lifetime while exploring emerging concerns and social issues.The medical program is designed to impart self-management skills, which can lead to a longer and healthier life. All cabins are fully enclosed to accommodate eight to ten youth and a trained counselor. Attendance at these sessions is restricted to youth and teens with insulin dependent diabetes. All sessions are led by a Pediatric Endocrinologist, and a team of physicians, nurses, and dietitians. Under the watchful eyes of the medical staff, campers are encouraged to be involved with their own diabetes care. Each year at camp, many children learn to give themselves insulin injections, how to give handle special occasions and about the importance of diet and exercise. Because diabetes is condition impacting the entire family, Diabetic Youth Services, Inc. has designed a program enabling families to learn about diabetes and share common experiences with other families in a fun and supportive environment. Our top notch program includes workshops on diabetes, parenting issues for adults, stress management, and activities for the whole family. Medical staff is on-site throughout the entire session. All meals are carefully planned and provided. Generally, approximately two families, depending on each of their sizes, share a cabin during family camps.