Camp Granada - Camp for Children with Diabetes
Camp Granada is an opportunity for children with diabetes to learn more about themselves and their diabetes in a fun-filled and safe camping environment. The program of Camp Granada encourages independence and self-management and is associated with the American Diabetes Association. Camp Granada is designed for children ages 8 years (by 9/1/10) through 16 years of age.
Camper Activities: boating, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, archery, recreation games and nature walks. Evening programs include a carnival, beach party and dance.
Philosophy of Camp Granada:
- To provide a fun, healthy, and safe environment for the campers.
- To stress the importance of normal blood sugar levels and self-management as the goals for all persons with diabetes.
- To emphasize self-esteem, team building, peer relationships, and positive attitudes about coping with diabetes.
- A tertiary aspect of the camp will be to educate health professionals and students in the area of diabetes.
Greater Illinois Area - American Diabetes Association, Springfield Type 1 Support Group
The Greater Illinois Area - American Diabetes Association offers a Type 1 Diabetes support group for children and their families. Events are planned every 3-4 months for discussions on issues and experiences related to Type 1 Diabetes in conjunction to fun filled events. All ages are welcome.