2019 Camp Dates


DYF programs are available all throughout the year for kids, teens, and families. Browse our schedule for dates and locations.

Registration Opens January 3rd!

Returning Campers – Registration Currently Closed

New Campers – Registration Currently Closed

Campamento Familiar 2019 Registration is open now- for more information please contact Bessy @bessymerino@ymail.com or 415-794-3720.

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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 (type 1 & non-type 1 buddy)
Duration7 days
Registration Deposit$150
Partial Fee*TBD
Full FeeTBD

Round Trip Bus Transport (optional)  

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

$150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedule   Packing ListDaily Schedule 2017-Buddy Camp   Master Schedule 2017-Buddy Camp Packing List Healthcare Team:
Dr. Mary Simon
Dr. Sonali Belapurkar
Nurse Jeannie Hickey

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
Partial Fee*TBD
Full FeeTBD

Round Trip Bus Transport (optional)  

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

$150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedule   Packing ListDaily Schedule 2017-Kids Camp   Master Schedule 2017-Kids Camp Packing List Healthcare Team:
Dr. Justin Altschuler
Dr. Sarah Altschuler
Nurse Jeannie Hickey

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Camp de los Niños

Contrary to the Spanish name, this camp is 100% English speaking- if you are looking for a monolingual program for families please look at Campamento Familiar en Espanol. 
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
Partial Fee*TBD
Full FeeTBD
Transport (optional)$75 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedule   Packing ListSample Camp Camp de los Ninos Schedule   Found in Handbook

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Camp Kaiser – By Invitation Only

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

DatesSeptember 20-22, 2019
LocationCamp Arroyo
Livermore, CA
AgesAges 9-14
Duration3 days
Registration DepositPayment due in Full at Registration
Program Fee$25
Transport (optional)Included in cost. Roundtrip Bus transportation from Kaiser Roseville
Sample SchedulePending

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
Partial Fee*TBD
Full FeeTBD

Round Trip Bus Transport (optional)  

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

$150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedule   Packing ListDaily Schedule 2017-Teen Camp   Master Schedule 2017-Teen Camp Packing List Healthcare Team:
Maureen McGrath,MS, PNP-BC, BC-ADM
Nurse Jeannie Hickey

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Bearskin Meadow Buddy Camp

Campers must 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
Partial Fee*TBD
Full FeeTBD

Round Trip Bus Transport (optional)  

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

$150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedule
Packing List

Daily Schedule 2017-Buddy Camp  

Master Schedule 2017-Buddy Camp

Packing List

Healthcare Team:
Dr. Mary Simon
Dr. Sonali Belapurkar
Nurse Jeannie Hickey

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Bearskin Meadow Leaders In Training – Year 1

Open to teens with or without diabetes. Application and phone/internet interview 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 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
Partial Fee*TBD
Full FeeTBD
TransportNot Available
Packing ListPacking List

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Bearskin Meadow Leaders In Training – Year 2

DatesSaturday, June 22-
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
LocationBearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
AgesAges 17
Duration13 days
Registration Deposit$150
Partial Fee*TBD
Full FeeTBD
TransportNot Available
Packing ListPacking List

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Altitude 14,505 (Mt. Whitney Program)

Contrary to the Spanish name, this camp is 100% English speaking- if you are looking for a monolingual program for families please look at Campamento Familiar en Espanol. 
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, June 29, 2019
LocationYMCA Camp Loma Mar
Loma Mar, CA
AgesAges 14-17, or 13 entering High School
Duration6 days
Registration Deposit$150
Partial Fee*TBD
Full FeeTBD
Transport (optional)$75 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedule   Packing ListSample Camp de los Ninos Schedule
(Pending)

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Camps for Families

Bearskin Meadow Family Camp

Family Camp is ideal for any family especially those with a child who is newly-diagnosed, too young for Kids Camp or not ready for the independent Kids Camp Experience.

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
Partial Fee*TBD
Full FeeTBD
Transport (optional)None Provided
Sample Schedule   Packing ListSample Family Camp Daily Schedule   Sample Family Camp Master Schedule Packing List Health Care Teams: Nurse Jeannie Hickey, at all sessions Family Camp 1: Family Camp 2:

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Family Weekend Retreats (Spring and Fall)

Dates
Friday-Sunday
Spring Retreat
 – March 15-17, 2019
Fall Retreat – October 25-29, 2019
Location

Spring Retreat-Alliance Redwoods Conference Center, Occidental   
Fall Retreat – Camp Jones Gulch, La Honda
AgesAll Ages
Duration3 days
Registration Deposit$150
Partial Fee*TBD
Full FeeTBD
Transport (optional)None Provided
Packing List(Pending)

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Campamento Familiar en Español

For monolingual Spanish-speaking families- Sponsored by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

DatesFriday, February 8-
Sunday, February 10, 2019
LocationCamp Arroyo, Livermore
AgesAll Ages
Duration3 days
Register Here Spanish Application – Inscribirse en Español aqui
Assistance or questions, contact
Bessy at bessymerino@ymail.com or 
(415) 794-3720
Fee$25 per family
Transport (optional)Bus/Van Transportation limited
availability

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Camps for Adults

Bearskin Meadow Adult Retreat

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: Adult Only, 18+
Duration3 days
Cost: One PersonTBD
Each additional person
within a group
TBD
Subsidized Cost:   Students, Current Staff, and Current Volunteers, or an “as needed” basisTBD
Transport (optional)None Provided
Conference Topics Include:   Technology, the future of diabetes, how to support people with diabetes, alcohol and drugs with diabetes, pregnancy with diabetes, etc. Sample Schedule – BMC Adult Retreat Packing ListConfirmed Speakers to be announced in 2019!

Scholarship Information

Partial Fee

You do not have to apply for this option – it is available to all families that need a reduced fee. Thanks to donations from individuals, corporations, community organizations and through fundraising events, DYF is happy to offer a subsidized fee.

Actual Fee

This fee represents all actual costs associated with operating the program; including insurance, utilities, full-time and seasonal personnel, staff training, food, program supplies, transportation, facilities, and maintenance.  By choosing to pay the full Actual Fee, DYF can help send more kids and families to camp.

Scholarship Request

Financial assistance is available to families who qualify and enables 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 September 1st, 2018!

There is a $150 registration deposit required of all campers, please contact the office at (925) 680-4994 ext. 105 if you require special payment arrangements.

Refund Policy

DYF will refund $100 of the $150 deposit ($50 non-refundable) for cancellations received in writing 14 days prior to the start of the session. Thereafter, no portion of the deposit is refundable, unless it is for a documented medical reason.

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