Camp Take Charge (of Diabetes) 2015: July 27-July 30
Camp Take Charge (of Diabetes) offers young people with diabetes (ages 10-17) four days and three nights of summer fun, education, and social connections. Camp Take Charge was developed by Brainy Camps in conjunction with the Comprehensive Diabetes Program of Children’s National Health System.
In addition to fun, the goal of Camp Take Charge is to reduce the social isolation that is often associated with this condition and increase knowledge and understanding of diabetes. The camp provides opportunities for youngsters to work with professional staff and become better self-advocates and self-managers of their condition. Parents can feel comfortable that their children are under the care of trained and experienced doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who are experts in the field. Dr. Otilia Neacsu, pediatric endocrinologist at Inova in Northern VA, serves as the onsite physician for Camp Take Charge.
Condition specific camps have proven to be an effective way for children to learn more about their conditions and to develop adaptive behaviors. At Brainy Camps, children learn from peers and adult volunteers who live effectively with the same health conditions and are offered hope for the future.
Campers participate and choose from a myriad of activities that keep them busy from morning to night. Support groups and educational programs promote knowledge, skill development and social connections. Campers gain a better understanding of their condition, strengths and ability to care for themselves.
The cost of Camp Take Charge is $575 for campers, $375 for counselors-in-training and $475 for 1-on-1 assistants. Need based scholarships are available and payment plans can be arranged. Please contact Brainy Camps at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Camp Take Charge 2014 received support from:
Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the ARC of Montgomery County.