Lilly Camp Care Package
Diabetes summer camps teach tailored diabetes education in a fun and safe environment. Camp counselors and medical professionals provide support to children and help them build confidence in managing their diabetes on their own. For children with type 1 diabetes, it can sometimes be difficult to find peers who understand what it’s like to live with diabetes every day. Camps are designed to help children realize that they are not alone while taking part in a wide variety of fun summertime activities.
Since 2001, Lilly Diabetes has donated more than $22 million in insulin, supplies, and camper backpacks to these camps and has provided scholarships, motivational speakers and educational resources for kids and parents as well.
To learn more about the Lilly Camp Care Package, please read our annual newsletter.
Lilly Diabetes understands the many benefits of camp. Therefore, we proudly offer the following resources to help meet the needs of campers and their caregivers:
Diabetes Educational Kit
Lilly Diabetes provides a user-friendly diabetes educational kit — in a heavy duty reusable book pack specially made for us by L.L. Bean® — to each camper attending a camp that participates in the Lilly Camp Care Package program. Items in the kit are thoughtfully created to help kids learn how to manage diabetes in a fun-filled, friendly way.
The kit is designed for parents/caregivers to provide useful information about diabetes and inform them of other resources offered through the Lilly Camp Care Package program.
Lilly Hands and Hearts
The Lilly Hands and Hearts employee volunteer program helps foster healthy communities by connecting Lilly employees to opportunities where they can volunteer their time, talent, and passion to make a difference in the lives of others, such as diabetes summer camps.
Camps In Color
Camps in Color is an art therapy-based program that encourages campers to share their diabetes story through art while having fun at camp. The goal of this program is to tap into the strength of common diabetes experiences and to provide the tools in order for campers to express these experiences in an artistic way through teamwork and cooperation.
Since 2008, Lilly Diabetes has supported 531 children attending American Diabetes Association® camps throughout the U.S. – a scholarship donation totaling over half a million dollars. Camp scholarships are awarded by the American Diabetes Association based on financial need. For more information on American Diabetes Association camps and how to apply for a scholarship, visit www.diabetes.org/camp.
Finding a Diabetes Summer Camp in Your Area
Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA)
The American Diabetes Association®
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