Last year, 85% of campers attended programs at a subsidized rate, thanks to your support. YOU MAKE CAMP POSSIBLE! Camp is more than just 5 days of fun… Breanne was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 4. “Fortunately, my family was referred to DYF. Camp was where we learned to function as a family, … Continue reading Who Benefits From Scholarship?
Before Bearskin Meadow Camp, there was Camp Whitaker, Dr. Mary Olney’s first diabetes camp in the Sequoias. Located a few miles away from Bearskin Meadow, Camp Whitaker was located near Grant Grove and Eshom Creek. The early days of Camp Whitaker were, to put it mildly, simplistic. As stated in DYF’s history, Miracle Forest, written … Continue reading Remembering Camp with Buel Campbell
Two years ago, I stepped into some very large shoes as the Medical Director for DYF. As many who have been to camp can attest, it is a transformative experience for children and their families. I myself experienced the Bearskin Magic, as I too attended BMC as a camper. Between then and now, I’d returned … Continue reading Three Pillars of Success (and Why Camp is Special) By: Justin Alschuler
Our amazing camper Ayla was on the Juicebox Podcast! You may recognize Ayla as our camper speaker from our 2017 gala. Like so many of our campers, Ayla never ceases to amaze us. Thanks for the DYF shout out, Ayla! You can Listen to the episode here.
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.
We live in an exciting time for advancements in diabetes technology. At DYF Programs, we recognize and encourage diabetes devices, and we do our best to accommodate various systems within the camp environment. To know what to expect in terms of our policies at DYF programs involving cell phones, insulin pumps, and continuous glucose monitors, … Continue reading Technology Guidelines at DYF Programs
Registration Opens January 3, 2019!
We would like to thank everyone who joined us on October 20th and made the Tech in the Trees 2018 Gala a success. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s event raised over $350,000 and counting to enable children and their families to experience the life-saving and life-changing place that is camp! Thank you all … Continue reading Tech in the Trees Gala
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
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