Gales Creek Camp is a place where children and teens gain confidence in managing their diabetes. Our goal is to help each child grow toward living an independent life. Campers learn to test themselves and give injections. They learn how food and exercise are linked with insulin, and how sports, illness, and stress interact with diabetes.
Perhaps most important of all, Gales Creek Campers learn that diabetes doesn't have to prevent them from living active, satisfying lives. Staff members, many of whom have diabetes themselves, model healthy habits and demonstrate that children with diabetes go on to college, enter the work force, and become successful adults.
Arts & crafts, such as painting, ceramics and beading, indoor games and dancing. Educational sessions include nutrition lessons, acquiring coping skills and fostering social interaction.
Soccer, volleyball, kick ball, gaga ball, field hockey, basketball, badminton, ping-pong, hiking, and swimming. Also creek hikes, meadow hikes and a sugar-free bubble gum tree hike!
Campfires, carnivals, guest presentations and theme days.
Unfamiliar with the benefits of summer camp? Check out these videos from the American Camp Association on the benefits of camp.
Also, did we mention Gales Creek Camp is accredited? That means GCC meets national standards is programming, facilities, and safety.