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Register today for Hot Shot Camp Connection!

Middle and Big Shots Camp Connection – your time to hang out with DYS camp friends, counselors, and nurses! Camp Connection brings all the excitement of camp right to your home computer. Campers will reconnect with old camp friends while making new friends who also live with type 1 diabetes, connect with T1D mentors, and just simply have a blast. Camp Connection is free of charge and is designed to keep our DYS campers connected and engaged in fun programming with their friends living with T1D. Right before camp, campers will receive a camp box full of surprises then participate in a variety of fun activities led by some of their favorite counselors, nurses, and dietitians. Middle Shots Camp is June 21-23 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm and Big Shots Camp is June 24-26 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Register for MIDDLE Shots (grades 3-7) or BIG Shots (grades 8-12 but under age 18) today!

Big Shots Camp

What is Big Shots?

Big Shots camp is simply fun! Campers make friendships that they will cherish for a lifetime with friends who face the same challenges they do with their type 1 diabetes. Designed specifically for campers grades 7-12, it combines traditional summer camp activities with fun and interactive diabetes education. This 5 night resident camp experience is designed for the T1D in mind.  Activities include:

  • Kayaking 
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Crafts
  • Alpine Tower
  • Talent Show
  • Dance 
  • Water Slide/Slip N Slide

Our staff is comprised of nurse practitioners, nurses, CDE’s, young adult counselors, a registered dietitian, and mental health support staff. Most of our staff manage diabetes or treat patients with type 1 diabetes every day.  They are highly qualified and are great mentors to our campers.  Ordinary interactions become diabetes teaching moments — we don’t need a classroom!

Included in the schedule for the week is diabetes education.  But the education is still fun.  We use activities, such as The Amazing Race, to teach diabetes skills.  We combined fun games and group discussions to make sure that the campers leave camp with extra tools to manage their disease.  

We strive to make sure that every kid is having fun and learning at camp.  We are proud that 100% of our camper parents would recommend camp to another family.  If you have questions or concerns about Big Shot Camp, please contact Morgan at 419-291-1234.

A typical camp day looks like this:

9:00 am – Breakfast/Dosing
10:00 am – Canoeing/Paddle Boating
11:15 am – Archery
12:15 am – Free Time
12:45 pm – Lunch/Dosing
2:00 pm – Swimming
3:00 pm – Snack/Change/Break
3:30 pm – Craft
4:45 pm – Water Slide/ Slip N Slide
5:45 pm – Break
6:30 pm – Dinner/Dosing
7:30 pm – Group Discussion – Teen Issues & Diabetes
8:30 pm – Snack/Talent Show
10:30 pm – Cabin Time
11:30 pm – Lights out

Family Camp Fee: $499

A variety of financial aid options are available.  See our Financial Assistance page for payment plans and scholarship information.

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