This week’s episode is all about camp. Mostly diabetes camp, but a little bit about “regular camp” as well. I spent almost all of my childhood summers away; camp was independence and fun and a chance to find out who I was, away from my parents and school friends. I’m so happy and grateful that both of my children can share that experience.
You’ll hear from Justin Thomas, the director Camp Carolina Trails, run by the American Diabetes Association and from Galen Horton, a staff member at CCT who works with Animas Corp. Both men were campers in the program once upon a time and have a lot to say about why the experience is so meaningful. This summer marked Galen’s 30th at Carolina Trails! You’ll also hear from a once-reluctant camper who turned her experience around and has loved it for nine years. Sara is going to Camp Kudzu as a Counselor-In-Training this year. And I share some information about my son’s time at “regular” non-diabetes day camp and sleep away camp.
American Diabetes Association camp finder
Project Blue November diabetes camp guide
Sara (the camper you hear from) is starting a campaign to find positive diabetes support for teens. You can find out more on her blog or contact her through twitter @meow_its_sarah It’s a great idea!
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Loved listening to this! Thanks Stacey for inviting Galen and myself to chat about something that we love so much! Camp truly made a difference in my life, and I hope that we can always provide that experience for kids in the future.