DYS Little Shots Day Camp for Younger Children (entering grades K-3)

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Little Shots Day Camp 2017: July 17-21, 2017 at Olander Park, Sylvania, OH


Cost:   TBA
Deadline for Scholarship Application: June 2017
Deadline for Registration:  June 15, 2017
DYS believes all children with Type 1 diabetes should have the opportunity to attend the Hot Shots camps.  Full and partial scholarships are available by calling the DYS office at 419-291-1234 or downloading the camp scholarship application.





Camp Description

Little Shots Day Camp is designed especially for younger children (entering grades K-3) who have Type 1 diabetes. Intermingled with the educational sessions are fun-filled recreational activities, games and arts and crafts. All activities are designed to promote confidence and teach techniques for managing their diabetes.

Children value the opportunity to spend an entire week with many other children and positive teen role models who also have diabetes. For a short time, your child won’t feel like the “only one” who has diabetes! Kids leave camp with a can-do attitude and new friends they will treasure for a lifetime.

Nearly 90% of parents report that their child needs fewer reminders to perform self-care tasks after spending a week at camp.

Campers, parents and extended family come together to celebrate each camper’s achievements at the family picnic and awards ceremony on Thursday evening before the final day of camp.


Skills Training
Blood glucose monitoring
Treating highs & lows
Sharing diabetes with others
Pump insertion
Insulin dosing
Learning Sessions
What is diabetes?
Carbs & Kids
Cooking Class
Coping Strategies
Importance of Exercise
Handling Highs & Lows
Food and Label Reading
Diabetes Control & Monitoring
Recreational Activities
Arts & Crafts
Team building
Family picnic & awards ceremony