Over the years, our partners, sponsors, donors, and volunteers have helped us grow. We are grateful beyond words for all that they make possible.
ABC Diabetics supports T1D Buddy Camp's need-based scholarship program. The Mission of ABCD is to provide life changing diabetic supplies and enriched life experiences to families lacking adequate financial resources. Through the generosity of our donors we can "Bridge the Financial Gap" to provide a fun and improved quality of life for children and young adults living with diabetes.
T1D Buddy Camp's fabulous venue, Camp Tamarack generously welcomed our T1D campers to their very first session of summer camp in 2014. Over the years we have benefitted tremendously from their generosity and expertise, and the warm feeling of community they nurture every day.
Camp Tamarack staff works closely with T1D Buddy Camp to ensure that every camper is receiving personalized diabetes care while also being included in every activity. Multi-day camps offer a traditional summer camp experience and campers choose how to spend their days. In the morning we offer a wide variety of classes and activities, ranging from outdoor skills to baking, from snorkeling to theater! Campers spend their afternoons swimming or boating on our beautiful lake, rock climbing, crafting in our craft studio, playing team sports, or simply hanging out with their new friends. After dinner the whole camp comes together for our camp-wide evening programming and campfire. The days are full, and the days are fun!
T1D Buddy Camp encourages campers to bring their CGMs and pumps to camp. We also obtained loaners from Dexcom in 2014 to give campers who had never used a continuous glucose monitor before to see the benefits.
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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF DESCHUTES COUNTY
The members of the LWV of Deschutes County donated generously to T1D Buddy Camp’s need-based scholarship program in memory of Pat Gibson, whose granddaughter attended T1D Buddy Camp and went on to become a student leader and cabin leader at Camp Tamarack.
The Lilly Camp Care Package provides scholarships, diabetes educational kits, inspirational speakers, insulin, and other supplies to camps for children with diabetes.
St. Charles Foundation
The St. Charles Foundation has provided grants to develop delicious menus with the guidance of hospital nutritionists and purchase the food and snacks for our campers.
The St. Charles Foundation works with the community to develop and steward philanthropic resources to fund programs and capital projects that improve health, prevent disease, enhance quality of life and provide the highest quality care possible for all St. Charles patients now and in the future.