Big Shots Camp

Camp Dates: Tuesday June 21st-Saturday June 25th

Designed for campers ages 13-17

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
  • Carnival
  • Water Slide/Slip N Slide

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

Family Camp Fee: $499

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

Meet your 2022 Big Shots Camp Staff!