Maryland/Delaware Camps


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Camp Possibilities:

Camp Possibilities is a camp for children with diabetes between the ages of 7 and 15 who, due to the complexity of their disease, often do not get the chance to go to a summer camp.

At Camp Possibilities we offer Swimming, Arts and Crafts, Drama, Yoga, Games, Nature Walk, Low Ropes, Fishing, Talent Show, Dance and more.

Camp is held at Camp Ramblewood (www.ramblewood.com), located in Darlington, Maryland on 200 scenic acres of private property. Please view their website at www.ramblewood.com to read about their accommodations, see photos of their cabins, pool and other facilities. Camp Possibilities has been held at this location since 2004, and it is convenient to Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia. For driving directions please click our ‘getting to camp’ tab.

Our volunteers number over 50 and collectively give over 5,000 hours of their time to make camp happen. We simply would not exist without their generosity, caring and expertise. Our medical staff, consisting of pediatric endocrinologists and nurse practitioners, registered nurses, certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians and others collectively give well over $100,000 of their time, knowledge and service. Our counselors and recreation staff are comprised of high school and college students and professionals from the community.

Camp Possibilities is a camp for children with diabetes, not a diabetes boot camp. Each camper typically attends programs on nutrition and diabetes management during camp, but the most valuable educational opportunities come in the form of teachable moments which occur when the campers interact with our Medical Staff and their Counselors during insulin administration and throughout the day.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Camp Possibilities relies on charitable contributions to run our program. The true cost of running Camp Possibilities for one week is $2,000 per camper, $1,350 more than we charge. Those families who are able to pay the true cost, or any portion of it, are encouraged to do so. All payments above the balance due amount can be claimed as a tax deductible donation.

Sugar Free Weekend:

What is it? Sugar Free Weekend Retreat
Who’s invited? Children with diabetes and their families.
When’s the event? 9/11/2009
Where is it? Camp Arrowhead in Lewes, Delaware
How much does it cost? $175 for a family of 4

For more information, contact Dionne Rowsey at 302-656-0030 ext 4651 or email drowsey@diabetes.org

Kids with diabetes are in the minority .....except at the American Diabetes Association’s Sugar Free Weekend Retreat where children with diabetes are surrounded by other children just like them. Since 1994, the American Diabetes Association has provided children with diabetes and their families the opportunity to come together for a fun-filled educational weekend retreat where special memories are created to last a lifetime.

Through the expert guidance of Certified Diabetes Educators, kids develop skills for managing their diabetes as well as interacting with children on a social level through crafts and activities such as rock climbing, archery, the high ropes course and swimming. Each year, families return to share ideas that help us fight the battle of diabetes in our community. The number one benefit both retreaters and parents express is the ability to connect with a group where everyone has diabetes and the feelings of isolation are minimized.

Lions Camp Merrick:

Lions Camp Merrick is located on 320 acres in southern Maryland, on the shores of the Potomac River, about 40 miles south of our nations capital, Washington DC. Lions Camp Merrick provides week-long residential camping experiences for children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or visually impaired, and children with diabetes, ages 6 -16. Additionally the camp provides many shorter weekend retreats and day long sessions for related activities, including Scouting and 4-H. The camp is owned and operated by the Lions Clubs of District 22-C (Washington D. C. and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties in Maryland). Monetary support is provided by local Lions Clubs throughout Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia, area businesses and individual contributions.

DIABETES CAMP SESSIONS -- Camp Glyndon at Lions Camp Merrick**
FAMILY SESSION: THURSDAY July 16 to Sunday July 19
SESSION 1: SUNDAY July 19 to FRIDAY July 24
SESSION 2: SUNDAY July 26 to FRIDAY July 31
SESSION 3: SUNDAY August 2 to FRIDAY August 7
**Camp Glyndon at Lions Camp Merrick receives financial support from the American Diabetes Association.  A portion of this support is utilized to provide financial assistance to eligible campers.  The American Diabetes Association is not responsible for the actions of Lions Camp Merrick. 

Mailing Address:
3650 Rick Hamilton Place
PO Box 56
Nanjemoy, MD 20662
Melissa M. Lynch, Camp Administrator
Phone: (301) 870-5858
Fax: (301) 246-9108
e-mail: campmerrick@aol.com

Extreme Weekends:

To provide children with diabetes the opportunity to maximize their ability to perform at their highest level in all areas of sports, fitness and life activities while maintaining intensive glucose control.

For more info please contact Ron DeNunzio
715 Brentwood Dr.
Lititz, PA. 17543
717-471-4636
rwdenunzio@msn.com