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Summer Camps, Adventure Programs, Year-Round Weekend Retreats

Tiered Pricing & Scholarship Information

Camp Facilities

2023 Printable DYF Program Flyer

Summer Camps

Located in California’s beautiful Sequoia National Forest, our Bearskin Meadow campus has provided an exceptional camp experience for kids & families with type 1 diabetes for over 60 years.

Family Camp is a week of recreational activities and diabetes education for children and teens (0-17) with T1D and their family members.

Family Camp 1

July 22-27 Tier 1: $1,200/person 

Tier 2: $600/person

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Bearskin Meadow Camp All Ages
Family Camp 2

July 29-August 3 Tier 1: $1,200/person

Tier 2: $600/person

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Bearskin Meadow Camp All Ages

Family Camp Flipped has the same great programs as our Family Camp, but is designed for family members, friends, and partners supporting an adult with T1D.

Family Camp Flipped

July 29-August 3 Tier 1: $1,200/person

Tier 2: $600/person

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Bearskin Meadow Camp All Ages

Camp de los Niños is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains and offers all the summer camp fun, closer to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Camp de los Niños

July 31-August 5 Tier 1: $2,200

Tier 2: $1,100

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Loma Mar Ages 7-17

Kids Camp offers a safe, comfortable, and fun away-from-home experience for kids with T1D. Enjoy classic camp experiences such as swimming, archery, arts & crafts, games, dances, campfires and more…with a side of diabetes education!

Kids Camp

June 25-30 Tier 1: $1,800

Tier 2: $900

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Bearskin Meadow Camp Ages 7-13

Buddy Camp is a unique program built for kids who want to share the diabetes camp experience with a buddy or sibling that does not have T1D.

Buddy Camp

June 18-22 Tier 1: $1,800

Tier 2: $900

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Bearskin Meadow Camp Ages 7-15

Teen Camp is designed to support the lifestyle and social interests of high-school aged teenagers living with type 1 diabetes. Teens will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including sports, visual arts, performing arts, and wilderness, and engage in new experiences together with friends.

Teen Camp

July 8-16 Tier 1: $2,900

Tier 2: $1,450

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Bearskin Meadow Camp Ages 13-17

Leaders in Training programs are for older teens with or without diabetes who are ready to take the next step in developing their leadership skills.

LIT 1

July 24-August 3 Tier 1: $3,300

Tier 2: $1,650

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Bearskin Meadow Camp Ages 16-17
LIT 2 (previous LIT program experience required)

June 14-22 Tier 1: $3,100

Tier 2: $1,550

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Bearskin Meadow Camp Ages 17

Adventure Programs 

Our adventure programs in California’s High Sierra wilderness take you further into the outdoors and empower you to take the next step in your diabetes self-management journey. 

*Program dates and exact locations are subject to change based on permits.

The Family Adventure Program is an introductory backpacking program ideal for one youth living with T1D, and a parent or guardian, who are ready to challenge themselves on a great adventure outdoors!

Family Adventure Program 1

June 10-15* Tier 1: $2,750 for 1 adult + 1 child

Tier 2: $1,375 for 1 adult + 1 child

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

High Sierra Wilderness Youth 10-14 plus parent
Family Adventure Program 2

June 17-23* Tier 1: $3,200 for 1 adult + 1 child

Tier 2: $1,600 for 1 adult + 1 child

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

High Sierra Wilderness Youth 14-17 plus parent

The Teen Backpacking Program is a backpacking adventure for teens who love or want to learn how to backpack while managing their diabetes. This program is for those who want to push themselves and accomplish something challenging while building community.

Teen Backpacking Program

June 28-July 7* Tier 1: $2,750

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

High Sierra Wilderness Ages 13-15

Altitude 14,505: 2023 sees the return of the Adventure Program’s flagship expedition! This is an intense two-week backpacking trip, where older teens will journey ~70 miles through the High Sierra wilderness with the goal of summiting the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States: Mt. Whitney.

Altitude 14,505

July 12-27* Tier 1: $3,025

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Mt.Whitney Ages 15-17

NEW! Adult Backpacking: A backpacking trip for adults with T1D and an optional support person: sibling, partner, friend, etc.

Adult Backpacking

August 6-11 Tier 1: $900/person

Tier 2: $450/person

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Bearskin Meadow Camp to Sequoia National Park Ages 18+
*Participants of the Adult Backpacking trip are also eligible to register for the Adult Retreat Aug 4-6.

DYF Community Whitewater Rafting Trip: All DYF community members, past, present and future, are invited to join us in this fun weekend of camping and whitewater rafting!

Community Whitewater Rafting Trip

September 1-3 Tier 1: $600/person

Tier 2: $300/person

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Lotus, CA  Ages 10 and up

 


Year-Round Weekend Retreats

Held in various locations including the Bay Area, participants will build community as they enjoy numerous camp activities and learn about the latest in diabetes management from our team of health-care professionals.

Our Family Retreat weekends are located in the Bay Area and they are the perfect opportunity to experience a dose of Family Camp closer to home.

Spring Family Retreat

March 17-19

 

Tier 1: $500/person

Tier 2: $250/person

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Mt. Gilead, Sebastopol All Ages
Fall Family Retreat

October 20-22 Tier 1: $500/person

Tier 2: $250/person

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Camp Jones Gulch, La Honda All Ages

Campamento Familiar en Español is the same great programming and excellent diabetes education as our weekend Family Retreats, but all in Spanish!

Campamento Familiar Spring Session

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February 10-12 Sliding Scale: $25 and up for full family

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Camp Arroyo, Livermore All Ages

The Adult Retreat is a weekend camp for adults with T1D and optional support people: siblings, partners, friends, parents, etc. This weekend program will re-invigorate you, connect you with other T1D adults, and allow you to brush up your diabetes management skills.

Adult Retreat

August 4-6 Tier 1: $500

Tier 2: $250

Tier 3: Scholarships Available

Bearskin Meadow Camp Ages 18+
*Participants of the Adult Retreat are also eligible to register for the Adult Backpacking trip August 6-11.

We hope to see you at our 2023 programs!

If you have any questions about these programs, please reach out to the DYF Team at info@dyf.org or (925) 680-4994.

2023 Covid-19 Guidelines at DYF Programs:

In respect for your family’s health and safety, all DYF staff and volunteers will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and we encourage eligible participants to do the same. Our COVID-19 policies for 2023 programs will be made with current information from the CDC, state and local health authorities, and under the leadership of our Healthcare Professional Advisory Board. Specific guidelines and requirements will be tailored to each program and released at least 30 days prior to the program start date. Should you have any concerns about these guidelines once they are released and you no longer feel comfortable attending a DYF program, we will provide you with a full refund minus the $50 non-refundable deposit and the corresponding processing fee.