Brainy Camps has opened registration for Take Charge Family Camp, for children with Type 1 diabetes and their families. The camp will be held Aug. 16-17 at the Blue Ridge School in St. George, VA. Take Charge Family Camp offers young children with diabetes (ages 5-9) the opportunity to attend a 2-day overnight camp with their families so together they can learn about the condition and have fun during the process.
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 more confident advocates and managers of their condition.
Take Charge Family Camp was developed by Brainy Camps in conjunction with the Comprehensive Diabetes Program of Children’s National Health System. Dr. Otilia Neacsu, endocrinologist of PSV Health, is the onsite physician for the family camp.