Welcome to Gales Creek Camp

Matching Challenge Alert!

A family has challenged our community with a fundraising match! Donate any amount in October and they will match the donations up to $10,000.

That's a potential total of $20,000 in October. Wow!

While this amazing family would like to remain anonymous, they understand the critical role Gales Creek Camp plays in the lives of hundreds of campers a year, and they want to make sure camp is around until a cure is found.

Join them today in making ANY SIZE donation and they will double it for you! Opportunities like this don't come very often, so let's make it count!

As a special thank you, you'll get a GCC decal with every gift!

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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