ConnecT1D Teen Group / Teen Leadership Camp

ConnecT1D  is hosting its first Teen Leadership Camp this summer from August 7-10. This first of its type camp will be a three-day / three-night program held at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood.

This Camp is specifically for T1 teens between the ages of 15 and 18. It will emphasize personal independence, managing transitions to life beyond high school and of particular excitement to us at ConnecT1D, build leadership skills for campers. We expect an outcome from Camp to be a newly revitalized year round teen program at ConnecT1D, run by teens, led by teens, managed by teens and built by teens.

That’s right. Anyone can go to camp and do a ropes course. But at the ConnecT1D Teen Leadership Camp, you get the ropes course AND the chance to build a sustainable teen program under the guidance and mentorship of other Type 1 mentors.

With that, here's what you can do!

  1. Save the Dates August 7-10, 2017 for the Teen Leadership Camp. Sign up below to get notified when registration opens up.
  2. Join the Planning Committee! We are looking for teens and young adults to help build this Camp. Read below for more info and to apply.
  3. Be a mentor! We are also recruiting college age and young adults with T1D to serve as mentors to build this program and volunteer at Camp. Read below for more info and to apply.
  4. Spread the Word. Send this website to other teens with T1D! We’re so excited to be building another great program for the T1D community and can only reach the people that you help us to. Let’s do this!

Join the Planning Committee

ConnecT1D is actively recruiting teens and young adults to serve on the planning committee for the Teen Leadership Conference. 

This committee is led by Jake Johnston and Jamie Elzea and will meet monthly via Skype. The first meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 6 at 6:30 PM.

Committee members are asked to commit to monthly meetings and to take on additional projects and provide input as needed. This is expected to require 1-3 hours per week. All tasks can be done electronically and remotely and we use a collaboration platform called BaseCamp to make sure we're all on the same page with our work.

You do not need to have any specific background in order to be a part of this committee. Instead, we are looking for smart, motivated, collaborative people that believe in our vision for a teen camp and program.

For some high school age students, this work may contribute to your volunteer or community service requirements. 

About the Teen Leadership Camp

ConnecT1D is hosting the first Teen Leadership Camp for teens with Type 1 Diabetes ages 15-18 August 7-10, 2017 at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood, Washington.

Camp will be three days and three nights and include all linens, meals, snacks and materials. Camp will be staffed by ConnecT1D volunteers and have on site medical support.

We expect an outcome from Camp to be the creation of a year-round teen program for ConnecT1D, led and managed by teens. We further expect to elect one or more teens to a leadership council that will work with the ConnecT1D Board of Directors to give a voice to teens for all of ConnecT1D's activities and to serve as a liaison to the Board for the teen program.

At other camps, you get lifetime memories, a friendship bracelet and a merit badge. At the ConnecT1D Teen Leadership Camp, you get all that and the chancee to serve on the Board of Directors with the training and mentorship needed to be an effective force!