T1D Buddy Camp
T1D Buddy Camp is a program of Type 1 Oregon, a non-profit founded in 2018, whose mission is to offer an active, inspiring, supportive, and creative community for kids and teens with T1D [and their buddies] so they will in turn become leaders and mentors for their peers. Originally founded in 2014 as On Belay TYpe 1 Diabetes Camp, with Camp Tamarack's On Belay TY Foundation as our fiscal sponsor, we are excited by the opportunity to expand and offer new programs and support to the kids, young adults, and families of our T1D community.
This summer, we invite T1D campers to bring more than one sibling or friend to Buddy Camp. In this way we hope to grow awareness and support for the T1D community.
2019 dates will be announced soon!
For kids and teens with type 1 diabetes entering grades 3 through 12 and their buddies [friends and siblings]. T1D Buddy Camp offers a unique opportunity to challenge your outdoor skills while improving your diabetes self care, and make lasting friendships, all by the shores of Dark Lake in beautiful Central Oregon. Scholarships and shuttles from downtown Bend are available.
program staff & teen leaders
Camp Tamarack provides the program staff and counselors who run both the Outdoor School and summer camp programs at the facility and train the high-school-aged student leaders who serve as cabin leaders in the summer. T1D teens make awesome mentors for the younger kids both at Outdoor School and in the summer camps. If you are a teen who would like to attend T1D Buddy Camp as a cabin leader, click here:
medical staff volunteers
The medical staff implements the diabetes care for all campers. "Dr. Hip Hop" (Eden Miller, DO) and "Tie Dye" (Rita Shearer, RN, CDE), train and oversee a wide-ranging team of volunteers including school nurses, local RNs, doctors, medical students, etc. For more information on this rewarding opportunity, click here: