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    Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes

    Offices Located at 31811 Pacific Hwy STE B # 224, Federal Way, WA 98003-5646

    206-486-8486

    UPCOMING SESSIONS - More Info Below Family Camp Oct 2-4, 2020 Fall ReMix Online Conference October 2-25 Camp Leo is the ONLY overnight camp in Western Washington exclusively dedicated to children with Type 1 Diabetes. Why does that make us special? Well, we have years and years of experience working with diabetes, and many of our staff have diabetes themselves. We know on a first-hand basis how difficult it can be growing up with a disease that sometimes separates us. It can be really hard to find a community to help kids and young adults develop and overcome the challenges of living with diabetes. Camp Leo is an oasis for hundreds of children every summer where they can forget about what separates them--not because we pretend diabetes doesn’t exist, but because everyone in the camp community shares in their experiences. At camp, diabetes becomes the NORM, not the EXCEPTION! We work hard at camp to create a safe and secure environment where campers can have a blast, meet others with diabetes, learn about their disease, and gain independence essential for living a healthy and happy life.

    Upcoming Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes Programs

    Leadership Training Weekend

    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    The Leadership Training Weekend, held every year in the spring, is a crucial component of the Camp Leo Leaders in Training curriculum. This weekend is a three-day intensive program comprised of educational workshops, leadership and bonding activities, and targeted self-reflection. Participants are supported in learning leadership skills in a safe environment. The creative problem-solving, listening, and communication skills taught by the program can be used year-round by the participants to improve their interpersonal skills, academic performance, and community leadership. Participants interact with peers who confront the same challenge of being a teen with diabetes, and also with the weekend leadership, all whom have diabetes themselves, who can share their struggles, experiences, and helpful suggestions about how to lead a healthy life as a person with diabetes.

    High School Camp

    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes is dedicated to providing an overnight camping experience for children and teens with Type 1 diabetes where diabetes is the NORM rather than the EXCEPTION! Camp Leo creates a safe and secure environment where children can have fun away from home, meet other children with diabetes, learn about their disease, and gain independence essential for living a healthy and happy life. The beautiful mountain atmosphere of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest offers a variety of recreational activities such as swimming, hiking, archery, field games, zip lining and rock wall climbing. Camp Leo also offers traditional camping activities such as singing, crafts, cabin skits, campfire, and special themed meals. Our goal is for kids to have fun by meeting others with diabetes and enjoy a normal summer camp adventure in an environment away from home.

    Elementary School Camp

    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes is dedicated to providing an overnight camping experience for children with Type 1 diabetes where diabetes is the NORM rather than the EXCEPTION! Camp Leo creates a safe and secure environment where children can have fun away from home, meet other children with diabetes, learn about their disease, and gain independence essential for living a healthy and happy life. The beautiful mountain atmosphere of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest offers a variety of recreational activities such as swimming, hiking, archery, field games, zip lining and rock wall climbing. Camp Leo also offers traditional camping activities such as singing, crafts, cabin skits, campfire, and special themed meals. Our goal is for kids to have fun by meeting others with diabetes and enjoy a normal summer camp adventure in an environment away from home.

    Middle School Camp

    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Junior High School Camp

    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Adult Retreat

    • Dates: September 12, 2020 to September 13, 2020
    • Audience: Adult
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Update: 3/21/20 - Adult Retreat has been moved to September 12-13. Visit the Adult Retreat event page for additional information and to register. We have also added a series of adult virtual meet-ups for April; please visit the ConnecT1D website for more information.

    Family Camp

    • Dates: October 02, 2020 to October 04, 2020
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multi Days

    Family Camp is Camp Leo's camping experience for the entire family of children with Type 1 Diabetes.  A one-day event, campers learn from diabetes professionals and other families going through similar situations, and families get connected with information and resources to help them to manage diabetes and live healthy and active lives.  . Â