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Diabetes Camps Tasmania

 

Diabetes Camps are back!


Having taken a year out to review and revise the Diabetes Tasmania Youth Program we now have the great pleasure of inviting participation in one of our age specific Camps especially designed for children with Type 1 diabetes.


As usual focus for each camp will be companionship, support, education and fun. Those who have attended camps in the past will have happy memories of a great time at camp and the friendships formed there. For those who may be new to camp we say “Come along, no need to be anxious, we make a special effort to help campers relax into the holiday spirit and make new friends. Everyone at camp understands about living with diabetes, and no one lets that get in the way of having fun, getting active, having a go at some adventure activities as well as having time to chill out and chat with new and old friends.


Youth Program Coordinator Val Nicholls and a team of Diabetes Educators, Dietitians, Cabin ‘Buddies’ and activity providers will coordinate each of the camps.


Download:

Expression of Interest Form

Spring Camps Application Form


SPRING CAMP

A new weekend camp program for 7 to 9year olds. For many in this age group a ‘sleepover’ away from family and friends can be a daunting prospect. With this in mind we invite a parent or other caregiver to stay for the weekend and join in the camp program.


Venue: Woodfield Lodge, Kempton

Start: Friday 18th October 2013 from approx. 5pm

Finish: Sunday 20th October 2013

Cost: $180 for 1 child + 1 adult caregiver.

Maximum participants: 15 + 15

 



JUNIOR CAMP - This summer Junior Camp is for children aged 10 -12yrs.

Venue: Camp Claytoner, Ulverstone

 Start: Wednesday 8 January 2014

Finish: Sunday 12 January 2014

Cost: $230

Maximum participants: 20

 

 

SENIOR CAMP

This January Senior “Ready 4 Life’ camp (for the 13 -17 age group) will be at a new venue: Camp Banksia at Port Sorrell. Camp Banksia has easy access to the beach, fishing, bikes, kayaks and plenty of other opportunities to make for a great camp.


Venue: Camp Banksia, Port Sorrell

Start: Sunday 26 January 2014

Finish: Thursday 30 January 2014

Cost: $230

Maximum participants: 20

 

 

Transport to and from the camp venues is the responsibility of parents and guardians. Some assistance with car-pooling may be available.

 

 

If you are interested in attending a camp or if you or would like more information; concerns about diet, financial constraints, transport or any other matter, please contact Traci Lonergan: 03 6333 0233 or email tlonergan@diabetestas.org.au.


Alternatively, please download the application and either email or post to Traci Lonergan, Diabetes Tasmania

64 Cameron Street, Launceston TAS 7250


Please note that completion of the application process does not guarantee a place on camp. If numbers exceed places available, a ‘needs based’ participant priority process will be followed. Applications close July 5 2013

 

Early application is appreciated and will help us in our forward planning.

 

We Need You

 

We are now looking for enthusiastic health professionals willing to support the aims and intents of the 2013/14 Diabetes Tasmania Camp program. Health professionals new to diabetes camp and/or who have no paediatric experience are encouraged to apply. As part of the clinical team you will be supported pre-camp by a training program and throughout the camp by experienced diabetes educators who have attended camps in the past.