Welcome to Gales Creek Camp

We are thankful for YOU

In this giving season, please consider making a gift to kids through Gales Creek Camp. GCC is a not-for-profit charity directly serving local kids who face extraordinary physical and emotional challenges every day. Gales Creek Camp is their place to recharge, find community, and feel "normal." Because Gales Creek Camp's budget is small, every donation makes a big difference. Your gift helps ensure that camp is there for all families touched by type 1 diabetes, regardless of their financial situation.

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.