2019 Camp Dates and Fees


DYF programs are available in various locations around California throughout the year for children, teens, and families affected by type I diabetes. Browse our schedule below for dates and details.

DYF offers a three-tiered pricing model for our programs, all of which result in the same impactful program experience. DYF works hard to keep costs low and raises money throughout the year in order to provide affordable options, including full scholarships, for families and individuals to attend our programs.

For detailed information about our three-tiered pricing model, click here.

Registration is Open!

Returning Campers – Register Here

New Campers – Register Here

Registration for Campamento Familiar 2019 is open and uses a different registration system. For more information and access to the registration forms, please contact Bessy Merino at bessymerino@ymail.com or 415-794-3720. 

2019 Camp Dates and Fees

2019 Camp dates and fees

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Camps for Kids

Bearskin Meadow Buddy Camp

Campers partner up with a friend, sibling, or cousin to share the excitement of camp. Ages 7-15 with AND without diabetes.

DatesThursday, June 27-
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
LocationBearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
AgesAges 7-15 with and without diabetes
Duration7 days
Registration Deposit$150
Program Fee (per person)

Tier 1: $1,700
Tier 2: $600
Tier 3: Partial or Full Scholarship

Round Trip Bus Transport (optional)  

Bus #1: San Francisco/Fresno to Camp  Bus #2: Concord/Modesto to Camp 

$150 Round Trip Bus Transportation

Sample Schedules and Packing List

Buddy Camp 2018 Weekly Schedule

Buddy Camp 2018 Daily Schedule

Packing List for Bearskin Meadow Camp Programs

2019 Healthcare Team:
Dr. Justin Altschuler, Dr. Sarah Altschuler, Nurse Jeannie Hickey, Dr. Sonali Belapurkar, Dr. Maya Lodish

Bearskin Meadow Kids Camp

DatesWednesday, July 17-
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
LocationBearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
AgesAges 7-13
Duration8 days
Registration Deposit$150
Program Fee

 

Tier 1: $2,000

Tier 2: $1,000

Tier 3: Partial or Full Scholarship

Round Trip Bus Transport (optional)  

Bus #1: San Francisco/Fresno to Camp  Bus #2: Concord/Modesto to Camp 

$150 Round Trip Bus Transportation

Sample Schedules and Packing List

Kids Camp 2018 Weekly Schedule

Kids Camp 2018 Daily Schedule

Packing List for Bearskin Meadow Camp Programs

2019 Healthcare Team:

Dr. Roger Long, Dr. Michele Long, Nurse Jeannie Hickey


Camp de los Niños

Contrary to the Spanish name, this camp is 100% in English. If you are looking for a  program in Spanish, please look at Campamento Familiar en Español. 


Camp de los Niños is a great option for participants who are looking for a shorter camp experience closer to the Bay Area.

DatesMonday, June 24-
Saturday, 29, 2019
LocationYMCA Camp Loma Mar
Loma Mar, CA
AgesAges 7-13
Duration6 days
Registration Deposit$150
Program Fee

Tier 1: $2,000

Tier 2: $1,000

Tier 3: Partial or Full Scholarship

Transport (optional)$75 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedule and Packing List

CDLN Program Schedule 2018

CDLN Packing List

2019 Healthcare Team:

Dr. Lisa Norlander, Dr. Tariq Ahmad

Learn more about Camp de los Niños

Camp Kaiser – By Invitation Only

Kaiser Roseville Pediatric Endocrinology sponsors this program each year and enrollment is restricted to Kaiser Roseville patients, as chosen by their care providers.   Registration for this specialty program will open on April 1st.

DatesSeptember 20-22, 2019
LocationCamp Arroyo
Livermore, CA
AgesAges 9-14
Duration3 days
Registration DepositPayment due in Full at Registration
Program Fee$25
Transport Included in cost. Optional roundtrip Bus transportation from Kaiser Roseville
Sample ScheduleKaiser Schedule 2018

Camps for Teens

Bearskin Meadow Teen Camp

DatesSaturday, July 6-
Sunday, July 14, 2019
LocationBearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
AgesAges 14-17, or 13 entering High School
Duration9 days
Registration Deposit$150
Program Fee

Tier 1: $2,500

Tier 2: $1,250

Tier 3: Partial or Full Scholarship

Round Trip Bus Transport (optional)  

Bus #1: San Francisco/Fresno to Camp  Bus #2: Concord/Modesto to Camp 

$150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedules and Packing List

Teen Camp 2018 Weekly Schedule

Teen Camp 2018 Daily Schedule

Packing List for Bearskin Meadow Camp Programs

2019 Healthcare Team:
Maureen McGrath, Dr. Deborah Simon-Weisberg, Nurse Jeannie Hickey

Camp de los Niños

Contrary to the Spanish name, this camp is 100% in English. If you are looking for a  program in Spanish, please look at Campamento Familiar en Español. 


Camp de los Niños is a great option for participants who are looking for a shorter camp experience closer to the Bay Area.

DatesMonday, June 24-
Saturday, 29, 2019
LocationYMCA Camp Loma Mar
Loma Mar, CA
AgesAges 14-17
Duration6 days
Registration Deposit$150
Program Fee

Tier 1: $2,000

Tier 2: $1,000

Tier 3: Partial or Full Scholarship

Transport (optional)$75 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedule and Packing List

CDLN Program Schedule 2018

CDLN Packing List

2019 Healthcare Team:

Dr. Lisa Norlander, Dr. Tariq Ahmad

Learn more about Camp de los Niños

Bearskin Meadow Buddy Camp

Campers with diabetes partner up with a friend, sibling, or cousin to share the excitement of camp. Ages 7-15 with AND without diabetes.

DatesThursday, June 27-
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
LocationBearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
AgesAges 7-15
Duration7 days
Registration Deposit$150
Program Fee (per person)

Tier 1: $1,700

Tier 2: $600

Tier 3: Partial or Full Scholarship

Round Trip Bus Transport (optional)  

Bus #1: San Francisco/Fresno to Camp  Bus #2: Concord/Modesto to Camp 

$150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedules and Packing List

Buddy Camp 2018 Weekly Schedule

Buddy Camp 2018 Daily Schedule

Packing List for Bearskin Meadow Camp Programs

2019 Healthcare Team:
Dr. Justin Altschuler, Dr. Sarah Altschuler, Nurse Jeannie Hickey, Dr. Sonali Belapurkar, Dr. Maya Lodish

 

Bearskin Meadow Leaders In Training – Year 1

Open to teens with or without diabetes. An additional application and phone interview is required for program acceptance.  Those who participate in the Leaders-In-Training program gain valuable life skills through interactive workshops and activities.  The program is designed to assist in the development of a strong foundation for adulthood including school, work, family and community, combined with the fun of camp. LIT 1 must be completed before beginning the LIT 2 program.

DatesSaturday, July 27-
Thursday, August 8, 2019
LocationBearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
AgesAges 16-17
Duration13 days
Registration Deposit$150
Program Fee

Tier 1: $3,000

Tier 2: $1,500

Tier 3: Partial or Full Scholarship

TransportNot Available
Packing ListPacking List for Bearskin Meadow Camp Programs

 

Bearskin Meadow Leaders In Training – Year 2

Dates

Saturday, June 22- Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Location

 Bearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park

AgesAge 17
Duration12 days
Registration Deposit$150
Program Fee

Tier 1: $3,000

Tier 2: $1,500

Tier 3: Partial or Full Scholarship

TransportNot Available
Packing ListPacking List for Bearskin Meadow Camp Programs

 

Altitude 14,505 (Mt. Whitney Program)

This specialty program takes teens with diabetes to the top of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental U.S. We will hike over 75 miles throughout our 10 days on the trail, all while educating and empowering our participants with T1D. 

This program takes a large amount of preparation and commitment. Teens who are serious about commiting to this unique experience will submit a supplemental application and partake in a phone interview prior to acceptance, along with meeting pre-camp fitness goals to ensure readiness.

Dates*

(*Pending permit approval in March)

Thursday, July 25-
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Location

Mt. Whitney

We will start and end at Bearskin Meadow Camp, near Kings Canyon National Park

AgesAges 15-17
Duration13 days (10 days on Trail)
Registration Deposit$150
Program Fee

$3,000

Transport Not Available
PackingPacking lists and additional information will be provided upon enrollment and/or request.


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Camps for Families

Bearskin Meadow Family Camp

Diabetes affects the whole family, and we aim to address those challenges at our Family Camp programs. Family Camps are ideal for any family looking for more diabetes support and education, especially those with a child who is newly diagnosed or too young to attend an Independent Camp.

Dates2 Sessions Available
(Saturday-Thursday):

Family Camp 1 – July 27-August 1, 2019
Family Camp 2 – August 3-8, 2019
LocationBearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
AgesAll Ages
Duration6 days
Registration Deposit$150
Program Fee (per person)

Tier 1: $1,500

Tier 2: $600 per person for a family of 2                   $500 per person for families of 3 or more

Tier 3: Partial or Full Scholarship

Transport (optional)None Provided
Sample Schedules and Packing List

Family Camp 1 2018 Weekly Schedule

Family Camp 1 2018 Daily Schedule

Family Camp 1 2018 Parent Education Schedule

Packing List for Bearskin Meadow Camp Programs

2019 Health Care Teams:

Family Camp 1: Dr. Saleh Adi, Dr. Shylaja Srinivasan, Dr. Avni Shah, Jeannine Freeman RN, NP, Nurse Jeannie Hickey

Family Camp 2: Dr. Stephen Gitelman, Dr. Louise Greenspan, Nurse Jeannie Hickey, Dr. Justin Altschuler, Dr. Sarah Altschuler, Erin Heiser RN, CDE


Family Weekend Retreats (Spring and Fall)

Dates
Friday-Sunday
Spring Retreat
 – March 15-17, 2019
Fall Retreat – October 25-27, 2019
Location

Spring Retreat

Alliance Redwoods Conference Center, Occidental   

Fall Retreat  

Camp Jones Gulch, La Honda

AgesAll Ages
Duration3 days
Registration Deposit$150
Program Fee (per person)

Tier 1: $400

Tier 2: $200

Tier 3: Partial or Full Scholarship

Transport (optional)Not Available
Packing ListWeekend Programs Packing List

Learn more about Family Weekend Retreats

Campamento Familiar en Español

For monolingual Spanish-speaking families. This program is generously sponsored by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, and enrollment is limited. 

DatesFriday, February 8-
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Location

Camp Arroyo

Livermore

AgesAll Ages
Duration3 days
Register Here Spanish Application – Inscribirse en Español aqui
Assistance or questions, contact
Bessy Merino at bessymerino@ymail.com or (415) 794-3720
Program Fee$25 per family
Transport (optional)Bus Transportation available from Oakland and San Francisco

Learn more about Campamento Familiar en Español

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Camps for Adults

Adult Retreat at Bearskin Meadow Camp

Register Here

Join us for a weekend filled with education, fun, and community in a beautiful setting.  Bring your spouse, parents, siblings, friends, significant other, and any other person who supports your diabetes.

DatesFriday, August 9-
Sunday, August 11, 2019
LocationBearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
AgesPeople with type 1 and their support systems: Adults Only, 18+
Duration3 days
Program Fee 

Tier 1: $250 for first person, $100 for additional people from the same household

Tier 2 (students, current staff/volunteers): $50

Transport Not Available
Sample Packing ListAdult Retreat Packing List
Sample Schedule

Adult Retreat 2018 Schedule and Speakers

2019 Speakers to be announced in Spring!

Cost Options and Information

For information about our three-tiered pricing model, click here.

Scholarships

Financial assistance is available to families who qualify through our robust Scholarship program. Scholarships enable those with hardships to pay as little as the registration deposit to attend any program. Click for more Scholarship Information!

Fundraise Your Camp Fee

You can also create a personal fundraising page at www.firstgiving.com/dyf to raise the camp fee after you register for camp.  We are giving families time to fundraise through June 1st, 2019!

Registration Deposit

There is a $150 registration deposit required of all campers for most programs, $50 of which is non-refundable. Please contact our office at (925) 680-4994 to request special payment arrangements for this deposit. 

Refund Policy

A cancellation at least 30 days prior to the start of your camp program will result in a full refund minus the $50 non-refundable deposit. We are unable to refund camp fees within the 30 days prior to camp, as we have already done the staff hiring and purchasing of program supplies, food, etc. needed for your camper(s) to attend.

We strongly encourage all participants to purchase the 3rd party insurance package described here to protect your registration fees should you need to cancel within 30 days of the start of your camp program. The insurance package can be purchased at the time of registration or separately online.

 

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