Another fun filled week of adventures was held for some summer campers in Mapleton.

Cary Medical Center Pines Health Services
Cary Medical Center
Pines Health Services

Camp Adventure is an annual week-long summer camp for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. It took place at Mapleton Baptist Park June 23rd through the 28th.

Campers learned that activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming are still things they can look forward to and enjoy regardless of living with their chronic diabetes. The camp teaches campers aged 12-17 how to self-manage their diabetes in a "real life applicable” way. They get to interact with each other and share some of the challenges of managing their diabetes while growing throughout their youth.

It's not all about diabetes. Campers get to have fun as well, taking part in such things as nightly campfires, mini golf, canoeing, mountain climbing and bowling.

Camp Adventure director Erica Ouellette, RN, BSN and Certified Diabetes Educator says the camp "teaches our campers that they can conquer any task, big or small while safely managing this both acute and chronic disease."

Camp Adventure was attended by 18 youth and several staff and volunteers who offered individualized treatment assistance. The camp is held annually and plans are already underway for another fun filled week of adventures next year. Participants  interested in attending or sponsoring Camp Adventure can contact Cary & Pines Diabetes Care office at 498-1283.

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