DASH Camps are designed for youth ages 8-18 living with type 1, type 2 or pre-diabetes, friends and family members. DASH Campers will play a variety of sports depending on the field space, including but not limited to soccer, baseball, football, basketball, dodge ball, DASH Olympic games, capture the flag and others. In addition to the rotation of sports, we include basic diabetes education in forms of carbohydrate counting, type awareness, stress management and empowerment through music, art, theatrical activities and community health advocacy. The goal of camp is to have fun and thrive because of diabetes
Parents and loved ones (known as Type 3’s) are strongly encouraged to attend DASH Camp as well. There will be specific activities such as panel discussions with local medical professionals, athletes living with diabetes, and siblings. The goal of the panel is to give Type 3’s a space where they can vent the buried emotions associated with diabetes, in safe and judgment free environment while learning from others.