Fostering empowerment and community for children living with type 1 diabetes.
Camp Gilbert is a safe community of connection and education for children living with type 1 diabetes. At camp children ages 8-18 have the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others who have diabetes. There are water activities, boating, fireside sing-a-longs, games, and more! This is a time for learning, with educational sessions covering nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle management.
The Camp Gilbert staff provides medical assistance for campers around the clock. Medical staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, diabetes educators, dietitians, adult volunteers, and experienced camp counselors.
Camp Gilbert is operated completely by volunteers and depends on community support for funding. Gifts of time and talent, along with financial gifts, are always needed and welcome. In 2007, the organizing committee of Camp Gilbert became Camp Gilbert, Inc., a not-for-profit organization.
Provide a safe camping experience for children living with and managing type 1 diabetes to learn about the disease, self-acceptance, and how to apply these learned skills in their personal lives.
Foster a community of empowerment and support with others living with type 1 diabetes.
Create lifelong connections to promote the mission of Camp Gilbert, provide financial support and ensure that all wishing to attend camp have the opportunity to do so.