Adult Camp Retreat

About Adult Camp Retreat

for adults living with type 1 diabetes

Held annually the last weekend of August


You already know the benefits kids get from camp. Now we’re bringing those same benefits to adults with type 1 and their loved ones! Welcome to your very own grown-up (slightly) summer camp experience.

  • Camp activities include optional hikes, games, archery, swimming, campfire, and art!

  • Breakout sessions on living and thriving with type 1 that will help you know diabetes and you better.

  • New friends and connections who get it.

  • Chef-prepared gourmet dinner with some of Oregon’s best wine, beer, kombucha, and carb-free beverages.

  • Giveaways and prizes. Plus free GCC swag for all attendees!

Anyone living with type 1 can attend, whether you have T1D yourself or you live with or love someone who does. Spouses, families and besties are welcome. Bring friends or make them there! Must be 21+. Come just for Saturday or stay all night.

This is a community of people who share the same daily challenges. Get inspired and do some good.

This is a fundraiser to send children growing up with type 1 diabetes to summer camp.

If you've ever fundraised to participate in a run or walk, it's like that—create a fundraising page and share it. People can donate to your page—but then you don't have to run or walk. Just join your friends by the pool!

For this fantastic all-inclusive weekend, the minimum to raise (or donate) is $150 per person, with an ultimate goal of contributing $485 to Gales Creek Camp Foundation. That's the how much a family pays to sends a kid growing up with type 1 to camp. You're paying it for them, and that's a big, big deal. You camp: they camp.


  • Raise and/or donate the minimum $150 and you've helped keep camp affordable to all families.

  • Raise and/or donate $485 and you've sent a kid to camp.

  • Raise and/or donate more than that and you're ensuring camp will be around until type 1 diabetes is no longer a threat to children.


If you went to Gales Creek Camp as a kid, this can also be your chance to show family, friends, or your partner just what camp is about. Sign them up, too. If you're not alumni, you're guaranteed to meet new people (and after this camp you officially will be a GCC Alum).

Even if you can't actually make it to Adult Camp this year, you can still support Gales Creek Camp through this event. You can donate to someone else's page or donate directly to camp. If you can donate an item to be used as a prize at the Camp Retreat, please email us here. It will add to the excitement and we can promote you! It all goes to the same place: the campers.

Thank you for being a part of it!


Thanks to the amazing supporters of this event!