This summer, ten teenagers embarked on a 75+ mile backpacking adventure through California backcountry to summit Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the contiguous United States. Formerly known as DYF Takes Mount Whitney, Altitude 14,505 has been offered biennially since 1998. The mission of the program—to inspire and reassure those with type 1 diabetes that … Continue reading Teens Reach New Heights with Altitude 14,505
Join DYF families, camp staff, and friends at we enjoy a beautiful day at Pomponio State Beach, near Half Moon Bay, on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 10am-3pm. We will have some fun in the sun with our camp friends from this summer as we body board the waves, build sand castles, and much more! To attend please … Continue reading Beach Day 2019
Teen Camp is one of our favorite sessions of the summer. There is just something about the ability to choose your own area of focus, from wilderness, to fine arts, to performing arts, and forging bonds with T1Ds that share your interests that you can’t mimic outside of camp. Yet, beyond the wilderness treks and … Continue reading Beyond Type 1 Invests In Teen Education
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
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