Gales Creek Camp

for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Gales Creek Camp is a place where children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes from all over the Pacific Northwest have a blast while connecting with other kids living with the same challenges.

This is the place where a type 1 isn't the only 1.

Our goal is to help each child grow toward living an active, independent life. In addition to having a traditional summer camp experience filled with friendships and antics—running, swimming, hiking, field games, arts, drama, campfires, and all around summer fun—Gales Creek Campers start to learn some of the self-care habits that will help them grow into healthy adults. They may learn to test themselves and give injections, and how food and exercise are linked to insulin. They may learn how sports, illness and stress interact with diabetes. Ultimately, we want them to gain confidence to begin to manage their own bodies.

Staff members, many who have diabetes themselves, model healthy habits and demonstrate that children with diabetes are not limited by their diagnosis. Perhaps most important of all, Gales Creek Campers learn that diabetes does not prevent them from living active, satisfying lives.

Get to know Gales Creek Camp and get engaged by exploring our website.

Epic matching donation challenge!

To celebrate our triumphant return to real camp, Lynn and Evelyn Hart, whose two daughters went to camp in the 1980s and 90s, have challenged our community to an epic match.

They are offering to match 100% of your donations up to $20,000!

Gales Creek Camp has always been there for families living with T1D, no matter what their financial situation. Already in 2022, we have more than 90 campers registered who need camperships, totaling over $43,000.

The Harts are making a big difference, and they are hoping you will pitch in.

Click here to make a gift to the kids of GCC today!

Adult Camp Retreat

is August 27-28!

Diabetes camp helps kids. It's a simple formula: peers who get it, the great outdoors, and some time away from the world. But camp doesn't just work for kids. The same formula applies to adults.

So welcome, adult Gales Creek Campers. This one's for you. Partners, families and besties included.