Welcome to Gales Creek Camp

Summer 2021 Registration Postponed

Like you, we're hoping for a swift resolution to this pandemic, but we're also working on a variety of plans to make sure our campers and families are connected this year.


We're going BIGGER than just virtual camp, and it starts right now. Check out Drive-In Movie Night in Tigard on March 13. It's FREE to our campers and families, even if you're brand new to GCC! THIS EVENT IS FULL. SORRY! CLICK HERE FOR THE WAITING LIST.


As our Medical Committee watches the rollout of the vaccine, we're planning programs accordingly. Watch for new opportunities to pop up throughout the year. That's right, GCC is no longer limited to the summer. Thanks, pandemic.

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Gales Creek Camp is a place where children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes from all over the Pacific Northwest have a blast while connecting with other kids living with the same challenges.

This is the place where a type 1 isn't the only 1.

Our goal is to help each child grow toward living an active, independent life. In addition to having a traditional summer camp experience filled with friendships and antics—running, swimming, hiking, field games, arts, drama, campfires, and all around summer fun—Gales Creek Campers start to learn some of the self-care habits that will help them grow into healthy adults. They may learn to test themselves and give injections, and how food and exercise are linked to insulin. They may learn how sports, illness and stress interact with diabetes. Ultimately, we want them to gain confidence to begin to manage their own bodies.

Staff members, many who have diabetes themselves, model healthy habits and demonstrate that children with diabetes are not limited by their diagnosis. Perhaps most important of all, Gales Creek Campers learn that diabetes does not prevent them from living active, satisfying lives.

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