BIG SHOTS: Saturday June 17

MIDDLE SHOTS: Friday June 23

–          Please arrive at the DYS office at the times designated below. The buses will be leaving PROMPTLY after check-in!

  • 8:00 am – Campers with the last name A – M
  • 8:30 am – Campers with the last name N – Z

–          Proceed to the Large Conference room:

o   Review all paperwork with the DYS staff, double check signatures and sign your camper in.

o   Answer general health questions with nurse/staff

o   Review with nurse:

  • Copy of the previous week’s insulin/blood sugar record
  • Label ALL medications, and leave with DYS staff for storage in locked tackle boxes by cabin

o   Label glucose meter and carrying case (Note:  glucose meter will stay with your camper)

o   Test meter with control solution

  • Make sure memory stores correctly, using current time

o   Review your child’s nutrition information with the dietician

*** If you are not using the busing and are taking your child to Recreation Unlimited yourself, please drop-off your child at 11:00 am on designated day***


Camp Description

DYS Big Shots Resident Camp is the only camp of its kind in Northwest Ohio to offer a week-long outdoor adventure for teenage youth with diabetes.

Parents site a dramatic improvement in attitude, carb counting and appropriate insulin coverage. Kids also show an increase in willingness to try new technologies and treatments like the insulin pump and CGM.

Camp helps kids learn to manage their diabetes independently while being supervised by a full Medical Staff. They also spend all week with counselors and other kids who have experienced life with Type 1 Diabetes.

Recreational Activities
Wall Climbing
Talent Sharing
Arts & Crafts
Hiking & Nature Programs
Special Learning Opportunities
General Diabetes Management
Nutrition Guidelines for Life
Exercise for Health
Handling Highs and Lows
Campfire Dialogue: Coping Strategies for Teens
Diabetes and the Future
Pumps, Lantus or Levemir
Make friends with others facing the same challenges!

Check out our photo albums from 2016 Middle Shots and Big Shots Camp!

Middle Shots 2016                  Big Shots 2016

Mark your calendars and join us this summer.  

Big Shots Camp (grades 7-10) – June 17-22, 2017

Middle Shots Camp (grades 4-6) – June 23-25, 2017



About Recreation Unlimited:

DYS is thrilled to be returning to Recreation Unlimited in Ashley, Ohio. Recreation Unlimited is a beautiful, 195-acre site designed exclusively for campers with health challenges. Here is a preview of just some of Recreation Unlimited’s amenities:

50-foot Alpine Tower                                                                                                                    

25-foot tree climb                                                        

Two challenge courses                                             

Aquatic center                                                                

Tennis and sports court

Softball field

New 20,000-square foot Life Center

Multi-purpose lodge

Nature trails and lake

If you have any questions about Recreation Unlimited or this year’s camps, please do not hesitate to contact us at 419.291.1234 or