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RE: [IP] Camp ?-Rodney & any others who know

Hi BurlyBunch!
I wanted to respond about your camp question.
Diabetes camp is one of the most wonderful things you can do for you young diabetic child!  And 14 is not too old!  At least not for the camp I grew up going to which you may be interested in!  I went to TCDC (Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children) in Soddy, TN--just outside of Chattanooga, TN for over 7 years.  2 of those were as a camper and the rest were as a counselor.  It became like a family to me and I still crave going back!  I'm now 27.
Anyway, the age range is 6 or 7 up through 15 years old.  Only Type I diabetic kids can go and it is for 2 weeks (I think they now have a 1 week and a 2 week option).
There is a website if you are interested in checking it out.  www.tcdc.net  It is a wonderful place with a wonderful staff!  Kids from all across the state and from surrounding states go to it!  If you don't mind however long the drive is you should really check it out!
I can't say enough about it!
Let me know if you have any specific questions!  The website should help out too!
Your daughter would love it!  I did and still want to go back!
--janet (Dx @ age 3, 8/78; pumping H-tron+ since 6/00)
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Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 8:36 PM
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Subject: [IP] Camp ?-Rodney & any others who know

Everyone keeps talking about how great camp is for their kids.  My daughter 
was diagnosed at age 11, so by the time we made it through the first stages 
and were able to focus on extras she was too old to go to a "kiddie" camp.  
She will be 14 in April, but I would love to have her go to camp and be with 
other kids who are pumping or "D".  There are  no other kids at her school 
with "D" this year-were 2 others last year, but a year ahead of her, so no 
contact.   Are there good camps for kids her age or would looking into 
something like being a volunteer camp counselor for younger kids be a viable 
solution, even though she hasn't been to camp before? She does babysit some 
and is very good with kids.  We live in VA.
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