Children coping with diabetes have to learn how to live their lives a little differently from their friends. But that doesn't mean they can't have as much fun as other kids when it comes to summer camp. Overnight summer camp is a time when kids get a chance to experience a little independence and that can make many parents nervous-- especially if their child has a serious health issue-- like diabetes. But at Camp CoDiak parents find the comfort they need to let their children spend the week-- including nights-- just being a normal kid.
Camp CoDiak stands for Controlling Diabetes in Kids. The overnight camp at New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon is for kids 5 to 13. Camp activities include tennis, volleyball, basketball, challenge courses, games, arts and crafts, swimming, fishing, paddle boats. Certified Lifeguards and Diabetes Health Professionals will be on-site.
Camp CoDiak is coming up June 22. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information call St. Joseph's/Candler Diabetes Management at 912-692-6146.