Today is Giving Tuesday and we have had some AMAZING donors step up to help us reach and exceed our goal! We've successfully raised $6000 for camper scholarships, but our efforts aren't over - Diabetes doesn't take a break, and NEITHER WILL WE!
Because we only have 3 days left in our campaign, we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about the 3 biggest takeaways from camp for our campers!
- Meeting other kids with type 1 diabetes! Many of our campers are from rural areas, and are the only ones in their school, town, or even county with type 1 diabetes! Camp Blue Hawk provides a place where they can be themselves with other kids just like them!
- Learning more about successfully managing their diabetes! For just a 3-5 day camp experience, Camp Blue Hawk SUPER educational. Throughout camp we teach campers what good diabetes management looks like in both formal and informal ways. Whether it's walking a camper through how to change their pump site, or playing a game based on correcting for high or low blood sugars, campers leave camp having learned and practiced so much about good diabetes management!
- HAVING FUN! There plenty of things associated with having type 1 diabetes that aren't fun, but Camp Blue Hawk isn't one of them! At camp we go hiking, canoeing, rock wall climbing, zip lining, and so much more! Usually even the most reluctant camper at check-in doesn't want camp to end when its over! There is so much to do and see at Camp Blue Hawk and we pack it all into 5 non-stop days of fun!
We can't say thank you enough for believing in our mission and for supporting our campers! Only 3 days remain - Lets make these 3 days just as unforgettable as Camp Blue Hawk, and see just how much MORE we can raise to help send kids to camp!