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Connect Winter Retreat

What is the Winter Retreat?

Every year young adults join us for a weekend experience that includes making great friends, fun activities, guest speakers, and open discussions.  This is a valuable weekend that helps any young adult managing diabetes make some fabulous connections that help them cope with everyday struggles.  They will meet adult type 1s who share their expertise is a variety of subject areas and how diabetes has impacted their life.  They will learn valuable life lessons from these mentors and from each other.  Winter Retreat is a great time to get away from the stress of school, activities, friends and family.  They simply have a blast together.

The festivities begin on Friday evening and go until noon on Sunday.  A sample schedule is as follows:

Friday
5:30 pm – Arrive and settle in
6:00 pm – Ice Breaker/Introductions
7:00 pm – Speaker and Activity
9:00 pm – Break and Snack
9:30 pm – Movie/Pizza

Saturday
9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Speaker/Activity
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Speaker/Activity
3:30 pm – Break/Snack
5:00 pm – Activity
5:30 pm – Prep dinner with the chef
7:00 pm – Group discussion
8:30 pm – Game Night

Sunday
9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Activity
11:30 am – Pack up and head home

Family Camp Fee: $50

Please contact Morgan at morgan@dys4kids.org for information about scholarships.