Unfortunately I’m not the mom of a T1 girl but I wanted to suggest that you contact the local ADA or independent diabetes camps to see if they’d like to work with you to establish a program (or if they need program staff for existing adventure programs.) Of all the diabetes camps in the country, there are only 2 that are single-sex (Barton & Joslin in MA, and that’s because they pre-date coed camping) so you might not be able to focus solely on girls, but you never know! Partnering with a camp could get you over some major hurdles (insurance, medical staff, etc). Check out http://www.diabetescamps.org
Thanks for your advice! I’ll definately look into that…While I haven’t partnered with a Diabetes camp, I have partnered with an amazing all-girls adventure camp.
Sounds like a great camp idea. My daughter is 12 and I think having something on dealing with the ups and downs of bs during puberty would be a great discussion item for the camp…
thanks for the advice!
I think the main focus (in terms of diabetes education) would be learning how your own body works with strenuous physical activity… if girls could go home with a better understanding of how their bodies handle that kind of activity, and the benifits of staying active as a T1, along with a sense of “I Can Do Anything” (which I know they all can do!)
Great idea, but how about some activities for the girly-girl type? Swimming would be a must in the summer as well.
The camp I’m partnering with is wilderness-based, so trips to alpine lakes and such may be the only swimming we would get.
But don’t get me wrong, the trip is for GIRLS!
When I was younger (before Diabetes was a part of my life) I was a camper with this amazing company, and as a “girly-girl” myself, I had soon become a "Burly-Girl"
Nail-painting, hair-braiding, and Road-Side Dance Parties are all part of the fun!