2018 Camp Dates


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

2018 Registration Open Now!

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Camps for Kids

Bearskin Meadow Buddy Camp

Campers are encouraged to bring their friends, sibling, or cousins to share the excitement of camp. Ages 7-15 with AND without diabetes.

Dates June 28-July 3, 2018
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
Ages Ages 7-15 (type 1 & non-type 1 buddy)
Duration 6 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $925
Actual Fee* $1,387
Transport (optional)

  • Bus #1: San Francisco/Fresno to Camp and back
  • Bus #2: Concord/Modesto to Camp and back
$150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedule

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Daily Schedule 2017-Buddy Camp

Master Schedule 2017-Buddy Camp

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

Bearskin Meadow Kids Camp

Dates July 6-13, 2018
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
Ages Ages 7-13
Duration 8 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,225
Actual Fee* $1,849
Transport (optional)

  • Bus #1: San Francisco/Fresno to Camp and back
  • Bus #2: Concord/Modesto to Camp and back
$150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedule

Packing List

Daily Schedule 2017-Kids Camp

Master Schedule 2017-Kids Camp

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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.

Dates July 1-6, 2018
Location *New Location*
Redwood Glen
Loma Mar, CA
Ages Ages 7-13
Duration 6 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,095
Actual Fee* $1,509
Transport (optional) $75 Round Trip Bus Transportation
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Sample Camp Camp de los Ninos Schedule

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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.

Dates September 28-30, 2018
Location Camp Arroyo
Livermore, CA
Ages Ages 9-14
Duration 3 days
Registration Deposit Payment due in Full at Registration
Partial Fee* $25
Actual Fee* n/a
Transport (optional) Included in cost. Roundtrip Bus transportation from Kaiser Roseville
Sample Schedule Pending

 

Camps for Teens

Bearskin Meadow Teen Camp

Dates July 18-27, 2018
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
Ages Ages 14-17, or 13 entering High School
Duration 10 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,425
Actual Fee* $2,189
Transport (optional)

  • Bus #1: San Francisco/Fresno to Camp and back
  • Bus #2: Concord/Modesto to Camp and back
$150 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedule

Packing List

Daily Schedule 2017-Teen Camp

Master Schedule 2017-Teen Camp

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Healthcare Team:
Maureen McGrath,MS, PNP-BC, BC-ADM
Nurse Jeannie Hickey

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Bearskin Meadow Buddy Camp

Campers are encouraged to bring their friends, sibling, or cousins to share the excitement of camp. Ages 7-15 with AND without diabetes.

Dates June 28-July 3, 2018
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
Ages Ages 7-15
Duration 6 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $925
Actual Fee* $1,387
Transport (optional)

  • Bus #1: San Francisco/Fresno to Camp and back
  • Bus #2: Concord/Modesto to Camp and back
$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.

Dates July 29-August 10, 2018
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
Ages Ages 16-17
Duration 13 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,525
Actual Fee* $2,594
Transport Not Available
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Bearskin Meadow Leaders In Training – Year 2

Dates June 22-July 3, 2018
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
Ages Ages 17
Duration 13 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,025
Actual Fee* $1,509
Transport Not Available
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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.

Dates July 1-6, 2018
Location *New Location*
Redwood Glen
Loma Mar, CA
Ages Ages 14-17, or 13 entering High School
Duration 6 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,095
Actual Fee* $1,509
Transport (optional) $75 Round Trip Bus Transportation
Sample Schedule

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Sample Camp de los Ninos Schedule
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Surf Day in Pacifica (Registration will open later in 2018)

Dates September (Pending Permit Approval)

Date to be Determined

Location Pacifica, CA
Ages Ages 7-17
Duration 1 day
Registration Deposit Payment Due In Full
Partial Fee* $90 T1D, $75 each additional Buddy
Actual Fee* $137 per surfer
Transport (optional) None provided

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Tomales Bay Kayaking Adventure (Registration Open later in 2018)

Dates October (Pending Permit Approval)

Date to be Determined

Location Tomales Bay, CA
Ages Ages 13-17
Duration 1 day
Registration Deposit Payment due in Full
Partial Fee* $95
Actual Fee* $95
Transport (optional) None provided

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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.

Dates 2 Sessions Available (Sunday-Friday):
Family Camp 1 – July 29-August 3, 2018
Family Camp 2 – August 5-10, 2018
Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
Ages All Ages
Duration 6 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $1,350 for 2
$1,550 for 3
$1,950 for 4
+ $400 each additional camper
Actual Fee* $2,718 for 2
$3,877 for 3
$5,236 for 4
+$1,359 each additional camper
Transport (optional) None Provided
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Sample Family Camp Daily Schedule

Sample Family Camp Master Schedule

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Health Care Teams:

Nurse Jeannie Hickey, at all sessions

Family Camp 1:
Dr. Roger Long (puberty, alcohol, exercise)
Dr. Stephen Gitelman (technology, research, Trial Net)

Family Camp 2:
Dr. Louise Greenspan (puberty, eating disorders, the teen years, insulin pumps, and insulin adjustments)
Dr.Justin Altschuler (alcohol and drugs, technology and exercise)
Dr. Sarah Altschuler (diabetes burnout and mental health care)

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Family Weekend Retreats (Spring and Fall)

Dates Spring Retreat – March 9-11, 2018

Fall Retreat – October 26-28, 2018

Location Spring Retreat- Alliance Redwoods Conference Center, Occidental

Fall RetreatCamp Jones Gulch, La Honda

Ages All Ages
Duration 3 days
Registration Deposit $150
Partial Fee* $400 for 2, $100 for each additional camper
Actual Fee* $776 for 2, $388 for each additional camper
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

Dates February 9-11, 2018
Location Camp Arroyo, Livermore
Ages All Ages
Duration 3 days
Register Here

Spanish Application – Inscribirse en Español aqui

Partial Fee* $25 per family
Actual Fee* not applicable
Transport (optional) Bus/Van Transportation limited availability

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Surf Day in Pacifica (Registration will open later in 2018)

Dates September (Pending Permit Approval)

Date to be Determined

Location Pacifica, CA
Ages Ages 6-17
Duration 1 days
Registration Deposit TBD
Partial Fee* $90 T1D, $75 for each additional surfer
Actual Fee* $137 per surfer
Transport (optional) None provided

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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.

Dates July 13-15, 2018

Registration opens on January 5th, 2018

To Register Click Here

Location Bearskin Meadow Camp
Near Kings Canyon National Park
Ages People with type 1 and their support systems: Adult Only, 18+
Duration 3 days
Cost: One Person $200
Each additional person within a group $50
Subsidized Cost:

Students, Current Staff, and Current Volunteers, or an “as needed” basis

$30
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.

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Confirmed Speakers (More to come!)

BMC Adult Retreat Program Schedule-Sample

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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 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 or by phone 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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