|Food Service, Allergies & Special Diets||Health Care & Medication|
|Supporting Special Needs||The Camp Staff|
|ACA Accreditation||Cabins & Facilities|
During one week each summer, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is at camp to support campers with diabetes. Campers attending the ADA session experience all the fun and adventure of traditional summer camp, with the additional support, guidance and education provided by a 24-hour medical support team of diabetic experts (physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse educators and dietitians). The ADA medical team is there to provide a safe environment by seeing campers before every meal, at bedtime, and as necessary for blood sugar monitoring, medication dosing and snacks. The goal is that every camper gains self-confidence, learns new skills and improves diabetes self-management to go home feeling more independent and empowered to take control of their care.
Campers with diabetes choosing to attend an ADA sponsored camp must register directly with the ADA (online or by mail). Spaces fill quickly, so register early. The ADA provides need-based scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details, contact the ADA at 206 282 4616 or 888 342 2383, or visit www.diabetes.org.
Campers with gluten intolerance or celiac disease are professionally supported during one week of camp by the volunteers and staff of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). Dietitians handle food preparation to ensure nutritious gluten-free meals and snacks. Campers may enroll in any program during these sessions.
To register, you must register both with Camp Sealth and with the GIG. Download the GIG application form here.
An optimal diet is provided during one week of camp for kids with PKU so they can enjoy camp worry-free. Nutritional support is restricted to youth who are participating in the PKU program at the University of Washington. For details, contact the PKU Clinic at 206 598 1800 or toll free at 877 685 3015. Some financial assistance is available.