Camp Sweet Life
Camp Sweet LifeSM, sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Georgia, is an overnight summer camp for children between the ages of 7 to 16 who have been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes or insulin dependent Diabetes. The goal of camp is to provide children and adolescents with diabetes the opportunity to participate in normal childhood activities in a summer camp setting. It also provides parents a break from caring for a child with chronic illness. They can be assured their child is cared for and having fun in a safe environment.
At Camp Sweet Life, the main focus is taken off the child’s medical needs, and placed instead on their psychosocial and developmental needs. Campers are offered the excitement and fun of traditional summer camp activities. They are also offered the unique advantage of being in an environment cared for by experienced staff that are responsive to their unique medical needs. Campers will enjoy a weekend packed full of adventure alongside other children with diabetes.
Children from all over the states of Georgia and South Carolina will be attending Camp Sweet Life, which will be held at Camp Twin Lakes new facility, Camp Will-A-Way in Winder, GA. Camp Twin Lakes gives children a deeper understanding of nature and allows them to share the joys of an outdoor setting that is comfortable and secure. Campers are encouraged to explore a variety of interests and activities including: swimming, arts and crafts, archery, boating, biking and a multitude of sports activities.
Camp Sweet Life is an opportunity for children to create memories that will last a lifetime. Most importantly, it is a time for kids to just be kids!