Camps for Kids (Ages 7-13)


DYF is proud to offer many unique programs where kids who are living with type 1 diabetes can thrive.

Returning Campers – Registration opens January 3 2019

New Campers – Registration opens January 3 2019

2019 Camp and Program Dates

Bearskin Meadow Kids Camp (8 days)

Kids Camp Sample Schedules:

Kids Camp 2018 Weekly Schedule

Kids Camp 2018 Daily Schedule

Kids who are ready for an independent camp experience will find this camp filled with adventure, fun, and friendship deep in the heart of the Sierras. Campers are grouped with children their own age and sleep on a deck under the stars with two to three counselors. In addition to diabetes education, kids enjoy a classic camp experience with activities such as swimming, archery, nature, arts & crafts, sports, overnights, campfires, and more. Our experienced staff and healthcare team will help with all aspects of diabetes from carb counting to pump site changes. Your child with T1D will be well supported and cared for at camp while having the time of their lives!

Bearskin Meadow Buddy Camp (7 days)

Buddy Camp Sample Schedules:

Buddy Camp 2018 Weekly Schedule

Buddy Camp 2018 Daily Schedule

Kids with T1D can bring a buddy from home to enjoy the camp experience together! While at least one member of the buddy pair must have T1D, the other member(s) can be a sibling, friend, or cousin. Together, the buddies will sleep under the stars and enjoy all of the fun activities offered at Bearskin Meadow Camp. Your child with T1D will be supported in all areas of diabetes management while their buddy learns and practices right alongside them.

Camp de los Niños (6 days)

Camp de los Niños Sample Schedule: CDLN Program Schedule 2018.doc

This program is a great option for participants who are looking for a shorter camp experience closer to the Bay Area.  This camp is held at YMCA Camp Loma Mar, in Loma Mar, CA. Campers are grouped together with other kids their own age and live inside cabins with their counselors.  This week-long program includes many of the activities offered at our Bearskin Meadow program in a fast-paced environment.