Kids can't take a break from type 1 diabetes, even during a pandemic.
Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) requires learning how to keep blood glucose levels in a safe range 24/7/365.
Diabetes education is critically important, especially for children, who often feel isolated by the daily struggles to manage their disease.
The shutdown has further isolated kids with T1D from their usual support systems. Even daily coaching from school nurses is gone.
This summer, the Camp Nejeda community will be more important than ever. It's the one place where -- for one or two weeks a year -- campers don't have to explain their diabetes. Everyone already gets it.
Campers feel like they 'fit in' and find role models in their counselors, who also have T1D. Onsite nurses and doctors keep them all safe and help coach everyone as they learn the skills they need to survive and thrive.
Camp Nejeda remains committed to our campers and our community. If we're unable to safely offer our traditional camp programs, we'll 'relocate' Camp Nejeda to an online setting where kids can maintain the connections that help them feel they 'fit in.'
Even when we're physically distant, we stick together! Share a story of how Camp Nejeda helped YOU!