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ConnecT1D Teen Leadership Camp
ConnecT1D is hosting its first Teen Leadership Camp: a three-day / three-night program held August 7-10 at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood.
About the Leadership Camp
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 building leadership skills for campers. We expect an outcome from camp to be a newly revitalized year-round teen program at ConnecT1D - run by teens, for 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.
Here's what you can do now!
Register! Click the button above to reserve your spot. Space is limited to 25 participants.
Be a mentor! We are recruiting college age and young adults with T1D to serve as volunteer mentors at Camp. Read below for more info and to apply.
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!
Be a Counselor or Mentor
ConnecT1D is actively recruiting young adults to be mentors to the teen group and serve as counselors at the Teen Leadership Summer Camp.
Mentors 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 group. Instead, we are looking for smart, motivated, collaborative people that believe in our vision for a teen camp and program.
For some students, this work may contribute to your volunteer or community service requirements.
About 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.
Camp is designed for teens ages 15-18 and we have three primary goals for campers:
1. Make new friends with Type 1 Diabetes
2. Build a year-round teen social group via ConnecT1D
3. Gain skills to live more independently with Type 1 Diabetes
Our Camp is intentionally small for its first year and we will have space for 25 teens to attend. Medical staff will be on site throughout the camp for campers that need assistance.
Thanks to our sponsors!
ConnecT1D Teen Leadership Camp Information
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To help you prepare for the weekend, we’ve compiled some Frequently Asked Questions about ConnecT1D Teen Leadership Camp. Have a question that’s not listed below? Please email us at jake@connecT1D.org.
WHERE ARE WE STAYING?Warm Beach Camp provides dorm-style housing with shared bathrooms. There will be 2-3 people per room and each room has one queen bed and two twin beds. Bed linens and towels are provided, but don’t forget your favorite personal toiletries.
WHERE IS WARM BEACH CAMP?Warm Beach Camp is located about 50 miles north of Seattle, near Stanwood, Washington. The camp address is 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA 98292Directions coming from the North (Mt. Vernon, Bellingham)
- Going south on I-5, take exit 212 (Stanwood/Camano Island).
- Turn right onto Hwy 532 and travel approximately 5 1/4 miles west to Stanwood.
- Turn left at the 4th light onto 88th Ave NW and go 1/4 mile to stop sign.
- Turn right onto Marine Drive and travel south for approximately 4 miles to Warm Beach Camp entrance on the right.Directions coming from the South (Marysville, Everett, Seattle)
- Going north on I-5, take exit 206 (172nd St NE).
- Turn left onto 172nd St NE, cross over the freeway, and proceed approximately 2 1/4 miles to the stop sign.
- Turn right onto Hwy 531 (Lakewood Road) and travel approximately 6 miles to the stop sign at Marine Drive.
- Turn right onto Marine Drive and go approximately 1 1/4 miles to Warm Beach Camp entrance on the left.
WHAT ARE THE REGISTRATION FEES TO ATTEND CONNECT1D Teen Leadership CAMP?
- Full registration – $600 per camper
- Subsidized registration – $300 per camper
- Full and partial scholarships available
WHEN DO WE NEED TO ARRIVE?Registration is open between 2:00-3:00 PM Monday, August 7, 2017.
WHEN DOes camp end?Camp is over at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 10, 2017.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR THE Camp?The full agenda will be posted shortly, but here’s a sneak peek:Monday will be mostly social with a ropes course and campfire. Tuesday we kick off with a discussion about issues facing teens with T1D like relationships, dating, independence, etc. We'll also begin our work to develop a teen social program that will last beyond Camp. We plan to hike down to the estuary and have a scavenger hunt planned for the afternoon. On Wednesday, presentations include discussions about your diabetes identify and how to take more control over your diabetes. We will also continue to build the teen program and spend a chunk of time in the swimming pool. Thursday is a wrap up morning and pickup will be at 11:00 AM.
WHAT IF I NEED HELP with my diabetes DURING camp?We will have adults and mentors on hand that can assist with basic care such as treating lows. We will also have full time medical support on site throughout the entire Camp.We assume that most people attending camp will be able to manage their diabetes but will have support on hand to assist both during the day as well as overnight.
WHAT MEDICAL SUPPLIES DO I NEED TO PACK?You should bring all testing, low blood sugar treatment supplies, insulin, needles and pumping supplies necessary for your diabetes care for the camp. Back up low blood sugar supplies will be available.
WHAT DOES my REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDE?Lodging with shared bathrooms, eight meals, three snacks per day, linens for bedding, towels, program materials and a t-shirt.
i have CELIAC DISEASE. WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE THAT I CAN EAT?We know that 10% of all people with Type 1 Diabetes have a dual diagnosis of celiac disease and will have GF meals available for any participant that requires them. These will be boxed lunch/dinners. Unlike Family Camp where we were able to make our entire event gluten free, our teen program is sharing the space with other groups so the community meals are not GF and we will provide boxed meals for campers that require them. All snacks provided by ConnecT1D will be GF.
CAN I BRING My DOG?Unfortunately our camp facilities cannot accommodate pets. Exceptions are made for service animals including Diabetes Alert Dogs.
IS THERE WI-FI AT CAMP?Wi-Fi is available in select locations throughout the camp, but not reliably in all cabins.
what should i pack?In addition to basic things like clothes, diabetes supplies and toiletries, we suggest packing:
- hiking boots
- a notebook and writing utensils
- iced coffee for your volunteer camp director
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?We will refund registration costs 100% up to 1 month prior to camp and 50% refund up to 2 weeks before camp. After that we are unfortunately unable to refund tickets due to room costs and food orders being finalized with the venue.