Gales Creek Camp

We did it! Now let's do it again.

It was another year without "real" camp, but you know what? We still had a great time! We were so inspired by our campers that we made it work.

  • We did a pop-up drive-in movie in a parking lot.

  • We put on day camps in public parks.

  • We hosted a dozen parent support groups.

  • And we had one amazing overnight for seniors who would have otherwise missed their last year of camp.

We did it because our kiddos and families needed it.

But it was only possible because of all the incredible donors, like you, who provide the modest financial support for all these programs. In this giving season, please remember Gales Creek Camp.

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.