Family Retreat FAQs

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The 2024 Family Retreat will be held at the Glass City Pavilion in Glass City Metropark, Toledo OH. You can learn more about Glass City Metropark by clicking here.

Registration fees include lunch and ample snacks, as well as all activity supplies including skate time and rental. We will also give you DYS apparel to take home!

Activities include games, crafts, interactive diabetes education, and sessions on mental health and stress reduction techniques relating to type 1 diabetes management. Our schedule is packed with activities but also gives participants the opportunity to connect with each other during downtimes. Visit our main Family Retreat page for a sample schedule outlining events.

DYS has taken the time and effort to select only the most experienced people as staff for our programs. Staff for Family Retreat include full time DYS Staff, professionals in both the physical and mental health professions, and young and excited counselor-aged youth to provide programming for the younger audience. All staff present have undergone background and drug screenings to be a part of Family Retreat.


Interested in helping at Family Retreat? Please contact Director of Program Development Cindy Presser at [email protected] or call 419.291.1238.

All staff are made aware of dietary restrictions and/or allergies before camp begins. Please make sure to fill out the Medical and Dietary Information Form when registering for Family Retreat.

DYS is excited to announce all families who have a child diagnosed within the past year are able to attend for free with physician referral. This scholarship will apply to immediate family members only- parents/guardians and siblings. If not newly diagnosed there will be a $50 fee/person. Payment plans are available to those who are interested. 

Diabetes Youth Services follows current CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. We are not currently requiring masks or proof of vaccination for participants, but DYS does encourage a facial covering when not able to stay socially distanced indoors. DYS will contact you prior to the Family Retreat if any COVID-19 updates require a chance in policy.

Cancellation Policy

If DYS cancels a program, camp, or event, DYS will refund in whole your deposit/payment. However, if a program, camp, or event is cancelled due to an Act of God or other event outside of DYS’ control, DYS may reschedule the event at a reasonable time and place, and with reasonable advanced notice to the participant. If a program, camp, or event participant cancels their participation, DYS will refund the payees deposit/payment, minus any expenses incurred by DYS in connection with the Participant.

If a participant cancels registration between December 25th, 2023 and January 7th, 2024 they will be charged a $25 cancellation fee/person. If a participant cancels their registration after January 8th OR does not call at all prior to the first day of programming, they will be charged a $50 cancellation fee/person. We will not be able to allow payments for registration fees or any scholarships to be applied for future Retreats or Camp sessions until that balance has been taken care of.

Refund Policy

You must call or email the DYS office to cancel your registration. Please allow 5-7 business days after your request has been confirmed to allow processing back into your account.

Click HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to register your family for the family retreat.