Family Retreat

2025 Date: TBD

Glass City Metropark | Toledo, OH

What is DYS Family Retreat?

Diabetes Youth Services began the Family Retreat in Winter of 2002 as a place for families to kick back, relax, and connect with other families facing daily struggles with diabetes. More than 10 years later, we are so excited to bring this program back filled with exciting games, interactive teamwork challenges, and so much more. Our goal for the Family Retreat is to strengthen family ties relating to diabetes and know there are a network of other families for never ending support.

Family Retreat Sample Schedule:
(Subject to Change)

9:00AM Families Arrive/ Check In

9:30AM Welcome/ Introductions with Ice Breaker Game

10:00AM Breakout Groups: Siblings, Parents, T1D’s

11:45AM Snack/ Break

11:00AM Teambuilding Games

12:00PM Lunch/ Free Time

1:00PM Battle of the Families: Trivia Edition

2:15PM Diabetes Panel: Meet the Tried and True Experts

3:00PM Closing Ceremony/ Group Pictures

4:00PM Snack/ Break

4:30PM Pack Up/ Prep for Ice Skating

5:00PM Ice Skating!

6:30PM Final Goodbyes

Regular Family Retreat Fee: $50/person

Newly Diagnosed Retreat Fee: FREE- Physician Referral Required

Ages 3 and under: $10.00

Diabetes Youth Services has partnered with the Northwest Ohio Diabetic Childrens Fund to provide scholarships to newly diagnosed families for this event. 3 month and 50/50 payment plans are available to any other attendees. When completing registration, please complete the Family Retreat Scholarship and Payment Plan Form to apply for full and partial scholarships. 

Attendees must be present to receive a scholarship.

Questions about scholarships and payment plans? Contact [email protected] or call 419.291.1234 for more information.

Want to participate as Retreat Staff?

All applicants must be at least 16 years old to be on staff for this event. Volunteers will be provided with snacks, drinks and DYS apparel as well as meals and ice skating registration depending on your availability. We will sign for volunteer and service hours!  Please email [email protected] if interested. Thank you!

Pictures for Winter Family Retreat 2024