We love hearing from our families, especially with fun tidbits like this! One of our Family Camp participants from London was featured in January’s issue of Family Traveller, a travel magazine in the UK. Mom Sally says: “BRAVO to Family Traveller for running a huge spread on accessible travel and including us/T1D!” Read the full article here.
The list of concerns for parents of children with type 1 diabetes is never ending. Add on worries over secondary autoimmune diseases, and the stress can be overwhelming. Thankfully, DYF and Bearskin Meadow Camp have found a way to ease concerns of parents, campers and staff affected by celiac disease. Celiac disease is … Continue reading Bearskin Meadow Camp Eases Celiac Concerns with Gluten Free Kitchen
Since 1960, Bearskin Meadow Camp has served as DYF’s home, welcoming generations of children, teens, and families affected by type one diabetes. It is a place of joy and community – a powerful combination when we are surrounded by “our people” in such a spectacular environment. Behind the structures that make Bearskin Meadow Camp, … Continue reading Beautify Bearskin
Dear Friends, Throughout our 83-year history, DYF has weathered many challenges. Since our founding during the Great Depression, we have faced, and survived, war rationing in WWII, the fire of 1947, the relocation and creation of our beloved Bearskin Meadow Camp, and so much more. We persevered through these obstacles because children and families depend … Continue reading Help Our Light Shine Bright
Packing List for Summer Programs (Bearskin Meadow Camp and Camp de los Niños)
I am Michelle. I have three amazing children: Jack is 12, Natalie is 10, and Peter is 8. Since type 1 diabetes first touched our lives, we have each learned to cope with it in our own unique way. We are one family with four unique type 1 experiences. In March of 2016 I did … Continue reading Meet Michelle: One Parent’s Story