Take Charge Family Camp dates for 2014: July 25-July 27
Take Charge Family Camp offers young children with diabetes (ages 5-9+) the opportunity to attend a three-day weekend camp with their families so together they can learn about the condition and have fun during the process. Take Charge Family Camp was developed by Brainy Camps in conjunction with the Comprehensive Diabetes Program of Children’s National Medical Center.
In addition to fun, the goal of Take Charge Family Camp 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 and their families 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. Paul Kaplowitz, Dr. Fran Cogen, Director of the Diabetes program at Children’s, is the onsite physician for the family camp.
Condition specific camps have proven to be an effective way for children to learn more about their condition 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.
At Take Charge Family Camp, children and their families gain a better understanding of their condition, their strengths and their ability to take care of themselves.
The cost of Take Charge Family Camp is $150/person. Need based scholarships are available and payment plans can be arranged. Please contact Brainy Camps for more information.
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Camp Take Charge receives support from the following foundations:
The Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust