My 12 year old was diagnosed in the fall, and for me one of the saddest things was how his diabetes could restrict him from the wilderness activities and extended trips that I have always hoped would be part of my kids’ lives. I led trips in my 20’s and strongly believe in their value, especially in kids formative teen and young adult years. While he is signed up for a great sounding diabetes camp (Gales Creek), I was sad that the camp in northern WI that I love and worked at is not prepared for kids with T1d.
I did a ton of searching and came across this new course put on by Outward Boumd. It looks fantastic. Outward Bound has a stellar reputation. I called, and they would like to see the program expand to other Outward Bound locations over the next years. I hope it is still there when my kiddo is 2 years older and qualifies!
Check it out and do spread the word.