Gales Creek Camp is a place where children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes 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. Campers learn to test themselves and give injections. They learn how food and exercise are linked to insulin, and how sports, illness and stress interact with diabetes—and they gain confidence to begin to manage their own bodies. Perhaps most important of all, Gales Creek Campers learn that diabetes does not prevent them from living active, satisfying lives.
Staff members, many who have diabetes themselves, model healthy habits and demonstrate that children with diabetes are not limited by their diagnosis. Like anyone else, they can go on to be successful adults and live long, happy lives.