Why is Camp Important?
Over 300,000 people in Kentucky alone are living with diabetes. It impacts many lives especially children. Many of these children often struggle with feeling like they are alone and that no one understands what they are dealing with. Camp Hendon, a volunteer camp founded in 1965, has given children with diabetes in Kentucky and Southern Indiana a chance to have a fun, safe, and medically supervised camping experience while realizing they are not alone. The number one benefit both children and their parents express is the ability to feel part of a group where everyone has diabetes and the feelings of isolation are eliminated and understanding and role-modeling abound. At camp, children with diabetes are surrounded by people just like them – both children and adults who share their day-to-day challenges and triumphs managing diabetes.
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Recently, the American Diabetes Association, the primary sponsor of Camp Hendon, decided to consolidate a four state region into a single camping experience in Ohio. This will significantly limit the access and the number of children served in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. A group of dedicated volunteers with hundreds of years of combined experience with Camp Hendon have establish a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit and are now sponsoring Camp Hendon as the Kentucky Diabetes Camp for Children Inc., which recieves no funding from national organizations or other diabetes nonprofits. We need you to join us and give your support to children with diabetes in Kentucky & Southern Indiana!
How Can You Help?
All of our staff are volunteers, and we seek donations from companies for medical and treatment supplies. However, it is estimated that the true cost per camper with diabetes for a week of residential camp is $2,000, but through donations we are able to reduce that cost to $300-$400.
We know that not all families are in a position to send their child to camp. Therefore, we will be offering needs based camperships to children so that no child should be turned away because of financial need.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 for camperships alone; this does not include medical supplies and general operating costs (mailings, training, insurance, etc.)
|Support Suggestions ||Cost
|Send a child to camp
|Test Strips for a day
|Cost for camper after in-kind donations
|DJ for the dance
Juice/crackers for a days treatment
|Many ways to impact a child's life
We are relying on you, the parents, volunteers, advocates, providers, caregivers, and community at large to support keeping Camp Hendon serving the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Any tax-deductible donation you can make to this cause will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for this gift and opportunity,
The Camp Hendon Team!
The Kentucky Diabetes Camp for Children, Inc. dba Camp Hendon is a tax-deductible charitable 501(c) nonprofit whose Tax ID is 27-3619275
Since 1965, Camp Hendon has served over 3000 children with diabetes in Kentucky & S. Indiana.
In 2009 alone the volunteer staff (Nurses, Dietitians, Doctors, Pharmacists, Youth Professionals, etc.) donated approximately $60,000 of in-kind salary by spending a week at camp.