We are so sorry to have had to postpone the Western Cape Camp Diabetable in April. We know how disappointed you must have been, especially those who had already booked.
Unfortunately, the Camp Director took ill and had to have a major operation and was put on six weeks sick leave. Obviously, this couldn’t have been foreseen. The good news is that we have booked a new date (16-18th September) at Soetwater in Kommetjie and are looking forward to seeing all our pro-campers and welcoming lots of new campers as well.
The new details are on the poster and we hope you are as excited as we are to see you all at camp in September.
Benefits of diabetes camps
Diabetes South Africa has been holding camps for children with diabetes for well over 40 years. These camps are designed to facilitate a camp experience in a medically safe environment, while fostering opportunities for children to develop basic diabetes self-management skills.
These type of camps also provides opportunities for children with diabetes to forge sustainable relationships, overcome feelings of isolation, and gain self-confidence and a positive attitude to living with a lifelong chronic disease which has to be managed hour by hour.
According to three years of pre and post surveys, diabetes camps positively impact a wide-range of camper outcomes, including knowledge of diabetes management, management behaviours, and emotional well-being.
Doctors have reported to us that the positive benefits of our camps for children with diabetes are seen in their young patients for many months post camp. Newly diagnosed campers appear to benefit the most from their camp experience. The encouragement and support the children receive often leads to them giving themselves their first insulin injection on their own. Campers usually ask on leaving the camp when the next one will be.
Some our past campers have joined our DSA Camp Management Team as young adults to pay forward the positive experience they had when attending our camps as children.
The theme for this camp is The elements: earth, wind, fire, water.
To join the camp email firstname.lastname@example.org