Camp Hendon provides a great opportunity for children with diabetes to get to know others who face the same challenges. 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. At Camp Hendon, children with diabetes are surrounded by people just like them – both children and adults — who share their day to day ordeals and triumphs managing their diabetes. Camp Hendon provides children the chance to meet and learn from adult counselors with diabetes who have gone through many of the same things the campers are experiencing, and can share the ways they coped with the chores of having diabetes. Campers discover that for one week, during the summer that they aren’t the only one in the world that has to prick their fingers, test their blood sugar and count their carbs. Getting three to four insulin shots is an everyday occurrence that no one thinks twice about. These children must do this every day of their life, yet at camp, so do all of their friends and den mates.
Without personal donations and corporate support it would cost approximately $2,000.00 per child for the week-long residential camp program. We charge a minimal camp registration fee of $300-$400 and offer financial aide to families who meet campership need requirements.
As a 100% all volunteer organization, we accept the generosity of individuals, families, parents, and companies in any amount to help defray the costs of the camp. We are perpetually raising money so that camp can exist. We genuinely appreciate any help you can provide in assisting our quest.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2011 11:24