Welcome to Gales Creek Camp

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.

Special Message: Adult Camp is August 24-25, 2019

If you're an adult with type 1 diabetes—or love someone with type 1 diabetes—you are invited to join the fun at Adult Camp 2019!

The event is a fundraiser to support Gales Creek Camp. The idea is to raise (or donate) some money to send a kid to regular summer camp. As a reward, you'll get your own authentic camp experience with some adult twists.

Join the hiking, swimming, field games, arts and craft—or choose to sit on the log and make new friends or attend a session on living with T1D. In the evening you'll enjoy a gourmet dinner with seriously good wine and beer. And a campfire. Need we say more?