Designed for campers ages 13-17
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:
Our staff is comprised of nurse practitioners, nurses, CDE’s (certified diabetes educators), 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 our Camp Director, Cindy, at 419.291.1238 or [email protected]
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
A variety of financial aid options are available. See our Financial Assistance page for payment plans and scholarship information.