DYF’s Camp Director, Celeste Cramer, was invited to submit a piece about parenting and type 1 for Growing Up Chico’s summer issue. In it, Celeste describes the signs of T1D, details tips for parents, and emphasizes the importance of community with a special call out to DYF! You can read the article here, or check … Continue reading We were featured in Growing Up Chico!
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Big shout out to Michael Shelver, DYF alum, former staff, and amazing community member, for his feature in Men’s Health! Michael was kind enough to mention DYF in his interview on coping with stress and anxiety with a chronic condition. It wasn’t until he found a community of teens also living with type 1, through … Continue reading DYF Mention in Men’s Health
DYF families, As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we at DYF are acutely aware of the unique challenges this past year has presented to our youth. DYF is rooted in community and togetherness; while we are incredibly grateful for moments of camaraderie found over Zoom, we cannot ignore that pandemic-related isolation weighs heavy on many. In … Continue reading Summer 2021: Modified Kids, Teens, and Specialty Camps
In a typical year, we would spend this time putting the final touches on our camper and staff applications, answering your questions about which program is right for you, and looking forward to seeing the list of names as you register. Unfortunately, this is not a typical year. There are a number of hurdles that … Continue reading 2021 programs update
As we bid a fond farewell to our friends at Carb DM, we are excited to share that Brave Buddies has found a new home with DYF. We are thrilled to host this incredible online support group and informational resource for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Founded in 2000, Brave Buddies focuses on … Continue reading Brave Buddies Finds a New Home with DYF!
Bring the joy of camp into your home and come together with our DYF community around the (virtual) campfire! Friday, July 10th at 6:30pm PDT Everyone is invited! RSVP HERE Would you like to perform? We welcome submissions of songs, skits, jokes, magic tricks, etc. Acts can be pre-recorded or performed live. All performances must … Continue reading Join us 7/10 for our Remote Campfire!
Alongside the JDRF – Beyond Type 1 Alliance, DYF is sharing recommendations for people with diabetes during COVID-19, aiming to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect those most vulnerable. April 28, 2020 – Together with the world’s leading diabetes organizations, DYF is sharing guidance on high-impact COVID-19 prevention recommendations for people with diabetes. The … Continue reading DYF Joins Global Effort to Reduce Risk For People with Diabetes During COVID-19 Pandemic
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
The DYF Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kaylor Glassman will serve as DYF’s Interim Executive Director, effective immediately. Her DYF involvement began in 1997, when she attended Family Camp for the first time, after being diagnosed with T1D at age 2. Since then, Kaylor participated in DYF programs every summer as a … Continue reading Announcing DYF’s Interim Executive Director, Kaylor Glassman