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T1D Buddy Camp

T1D Buddy Camp @ Tamarack invites children and teens with type 1 diabetes to bring their buddies (siblings and friends) to enjoy the adventures and challenges on the lake, trails, and climbing routes with them. We teach kids to use the on belay concept – "I've got your back" – in both outdoor adventures and diabetes care, and to have an awful lot of fun in the process.


Our Mission

The mission of Type 1 Oregon is to provide an active, inspiring, supportive, and creative community for children and young adults with T1D [and their buddies] so they will in turn become leaders and mentors for their peers. 


Our Impact



thousand Dollars Raised

Generous donors, sponsors, partners, and gifts in kind have made T1D Buddy Camp possible.



Years Serving t1d kids




scholarships granted

Type 1 Oregon is committed to providing need-based scholarships  to all qualifying families. All families are asked to contribute a minimum $25 registration fee per camper.

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july 2016

Ava had the most fun a girl can have and let's take note....I don't let her out of my sight, so this freedom was much needed :) she loved the food, got a little home sick but made friends and had fun....I have one happy baby girl tonight!

Rachel Olufson / Facebook



Get Involved

Check back, dates for 2019 session will be announced in November 2018.

Buddies aren't required, but they sure make the transition to camp a little easier and more fun, especially for T1D kids who may not have ventured far from their parents' care since diagnosis.

Whether you'd like to get involved with program planning, fundraising, or could take some time to be a medical staff volunteer at this summer's session, we want to hear from you!

And last but not least, since T1D Buddy Camp strives to offer need-based scholarships to every family that qualifies, your donation makes a difference to a child.



Tid Buddy CAMP
2019 dates to be announced soon!

Volunteer opportunities

It truly does take a village. We'd love to add you to the team.

Make a Donation

Your gift matters to a child or young adult with T1D.