Get to know our program
Camp Huronda’s family camps are for children living with type 1 diabetes, along with their parents, siblings and caregivers. These camps provide families with opportunities to learn more about type 1 diabetes in a positive and supportive environment, where they can also share knowledge and experiences, network and build relationships with other families going through similar challenges.
Family camp brings people together in a way that just doesn’t happen in any other setting. Family camp is a fantastic introduction or connection to the D-Camps experience. You and your family will get the opportunity to take part in camp programming in a community of people who understand the day-to-day challenges of living with type 1 diabetes.
Camp Huronda alumni camp
Alumni camp is designed to invite back our friends to camp to share in a weekend of fun activities and reminiscing of "the good ol' days". Camp Huronda Alumni Camp is open to former campers and staff who are no longer employed at Camp Huronda, or are attending any of our current youth programming. Alumni adults with youth living with type 1 are welcome to attend our year round programs as well as alumni family camp. Alumni families who are not living with type 1 themselves or have youth living with type 1 but are part of the rich history of Camp Huronda are more than welcome to attend. All campers under the age of 19 must be accompanied by a legal guardian as this is still a child and youth focused program. Join us as we start the journey of developing a rich Camp Huronda Alumni camp program. This program is also open to Friends of Camp Huronda who do not have children.
Join the D-Camps family
Family camp is a great for you if:
- You have a recently diagnosed child and are looking to connect with people who understand;
- You have years of experience and could be a valuable support to others; or,
- Someone in your family lives with type 1 diabetes and you want to have a fun D-Camps experience!
About the Camp
Campers & Staff
Parents and guardians are responsible for the supervision of their children while at camp. However, supervision will be provided during scheduled program activities. Parents and guardians are also responsible for their children’s medical and dietary care, including their child’s diabetes management, the dispensing of medication(s) and monitoring of personal supplies. Medical staff/personnel are on site to facilitate programming and to act as source of support for any consultation. Medical staff on site include a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitian.
Alumni camp: Their will be no medical staff on site for the duration of this program.
All of the camp activities will be open to families during family camp! Facilitated by skill-specific staff, the program team will engage families in age-appropriate activities.
A full schedule of activities including theme days will be available prior to the start of family camp.
Winter-only activities include:
Adults, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to meet and connect with each other in various sessions throughout the weekend. These sessions, which include discussion groups and team-building activities, are often led by adults living with type 1 diabetes, the medical team and leaders from the type 1 diabetes community. These sessions are often seen as the highlight of the weekend. They provide opportunities for caregivers to discuss life with type 1 diabetes in a caring and supportive environment with an understanding group of peers.
There will be a number of all-camp programs planned throughout the weekend that the whole family can participate in together. These fun events are a great opportunity for the whole family to spend time together and feel like they are on a holiday.