DYS Little Shots Day Camp for Younger Children (entering grades K-3)
Little Shots Day Camp 2017: July 17-21, 2017 at Olander Park, Sylvania, OH
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.
Blood glucose monitoring
Treating highs & lows
Sharing diabetes with others
What is diabetes?
Carbs & Kids
Importance of Exercise
Handling Highs & Lows
Food and Label Reading
Diabetes Control & Monitoring
Arts & Crafts
Family picnic & awards ceremony