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    Diabetes Camping and Educational Services, Inc.

    Offices Located at 12045 E Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista, CA 90094

    Diabetes Camping and Educational Services, Inc. is committed to providing a safe, educational, and healthy camping experience to all children and families. Located in the San Bernardino Mountains of California, Camp Conrad Chinnock offers recreational, social, and educational opportunities for youth and families with diabetes. Campers are taught diabetes self-management skills in a fun, interactive, and safe environment. A primary focus of Diabetes Camping and Educational Services is providing residential camping experiences for youth with Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes and their families at Camp Conrad Chinnock. Whether attending a youth or family camp, a comprehensive educational program provides training in formal and casual settings to teach children how to manage their medication, eat properly, and integrate physical activity into their lifestyle.

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    Upcoming Diabetes Camping and Educational Services, Inc. Programs

    PADRE Foundation/DCES Winter Family Camp

    • Dates: January 13, 2018 to January 15, 2018
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Teen Winter Camp

    • Dates: February 17, 2018 to February 19, 2018
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Teen Winter Camp features  team-building challenges, discussions regarding diabetes and life as a teenager, snow sledding, snacks, good company, snow fights, games, and a variety of opportunities for personal growth. Anyone attending the weekend must bring their own diabetes supplies and medications.   Medical staff will be on-site and monitoring your diabetes control throughout the weekend.

    Family Camp A

    • Dates: June 15, 2018 to June 18, 2018
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Family camps accept campers of all ages accompanied by a parent(s), siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, basically any relative who is involved in the management of a child's diabetes.  Activities are a combination of traditional camp activities (swimming, archery, hiking, crafts, campfires, etc.) and workshops for both children and adults that focus on providing support and education for diabetes management.

    Family Camp B

    • Dates: June 22, 2018 to June 25, 2018
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Family camps accept campers of all ages accompanied by a parent(s), siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, basically any relative who is involved in the management of a child's diabetes.  Activities are a combination of traditional camp activities (swimming, archery, hiking, crafts, campfires, etc.) and workshops for both children and adults that focus on providing support and education for diabetes management.

    Family Camp C

    • Dates: June 29, 2018 to July 02, 2018
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Family camps accept campers of all ages accompanied by a parent(s), siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, basically any relative who is involved in the management of a child's diabetes.  Activities are a combination of traditional camp activities (swimming, archery, hiking, crafts, campfires, etc.) and workshops for both children and adults that focus on providing support and education for diabetes management.

    Teen Session 1

    • Dates: July 06, 2018 to July 12, 2018
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Teen session are for individuals with type-one diabetes, ages 13 to 17 years old.  Focus is on outdoor camping activities, socialization, team building, and diabetes self-management skills.  

    Teen Session 2

    • Dates: July 12, 2018 to July 18, 2018
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Teen session are for individuals with type-one diabetes, ages 13 to 17 years old.  Focus is on outdoor camping activities, socialization, team building, and diabetes self-management skills

    Transition Family Camp

    • Dates: July 21, 2018 to July 23, 2018
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Going away for the first time to a sleep-away camp can be challenging for any child.  It is even more challenging for a child with diabetes.  To assist in helping the parent and child adjust to the experiences at Camp Conrad Chinnock, a Transition Family Camp is available for children 7 to 12 years old and their families. Transition Family Camp immediately precedes Session 3 for the same age group.  It begins Saturday morning and ends after breakfast on Monday.  Session 2 begins the same day as the Transition Family Camp ends.  Ideally, the child with diabetes will stay for Session 3 if the child, parent(s), and camp staff feel it is suitable for the child.

    2nd Year Leadership/CIT (ages 18-19)

    • Dates: July 23, 2018 to July 28, 2018
    • Audience: Young Adult
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    The 2nd year program is intended for those individuals that have completed the 1st year program previously.  The Leadership Training Program is open to youth ages 17 to 19, with or without diabetes, has an application process.  Qualifications we look for in our counselors in training are teens that can demonstrate a level of maturity that enables them to assume responsibility and develop strong leadership skills. The applicant must demonstrate an interest in camping and show the ability to learn and work with diabetic children. Being a healthy role-model for children with diabetes is critical!

    Youth Session 3

    • Dates: July 23, 2018 to July 28, 2018
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Youth sessions are for individuals with type-one diabetes, ages 8 to 13 years old.  Focus is on outdoor camping activities, socialization, team building, and diabetes self-management.  If room permits, youth campers may have the option of also inviting a sibling or friend to join them for the week at camp.

    Youth Session 4

    • Dates: July 28, 2018 to August 02, 2018
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Youth sessions are for individuals with type-one diabetes, ages 8 to 13 years old.  Focus is on outdoor camping activities, socialization, team building, and diabetes self-management.  If room permits, youth campers may have the option of also inviting a sibling or friend to join them for the week at camp.

    1st Year Leadership/CIT (ages 17-19)

    • Dates: July 28, 2018 to August 02, 2018
    • Audience: Young Adult
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    The Leadership Training Program is open to youth ages 17 to 19, with or without diabetes, has an application process.  Qualifications we look for in our counselors in training are teens that can demonstrate a level of maturity that enables them to assume responsibility and develop strong leadership skills. The applicant must demonstrate an interest in camping and show the ability to learn and work with diabetic children. Being a healthy role-model for children with diabetes is critical!

    1st Year Leadership/CIT (ages 17-19)

    • Dates: July 28, 2018 to August 02, 2018
    • Audience: Young Adult
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    The Leadership Training Program is open to youth ages 17 to 19, with or without diabetes, has an application process.  Qualifications we look for in our counselors in training are teens that can demonstrate a level of maturity that enables them to assume responsibility and develop strong leadership skills. The applicant must demonstrate an interest in camping and show the ability to learn and work with diabetic children. Being a healthy role-model for children with diabetes is critical!