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  • Gales Creek Camp for Children with Type 1 Diabetes Gales Creek Camp for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

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Mission Statement

The Gales Creek Camp Foundation is dedicated to providing medical education to children with insulin dependent diabetes through an outdoor summer cam experiance. We advocate for parents and children by helping children develop the skills needed for everyday diabetes management. We work diligently to keep costs low through the use of donated supplies and volunteer help. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the law. The Foundation is audited annually by an independent certified accounting firm and our audit is available upon request.

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Gales Creek Camp is many things. It's an exciting outdoor experiance with acres of quiet Oregon woods to explore. It's a lengthy bridge crossing a noisy, running creek. It's swimming in the pool, playing tennis, soccer, softball and volleyball. It's dancing and picnics. It's painting and drawing, beading and weaving. It's making friends. Gales Creek Camp is all of this and so much more. It's a place where children and teens gain confidence in managing thier diabetes. Educational classes help each child grow toward living an independent life. Campers learn to test themselved and give injections. They learn how food and exercise are linked with insulin, and how sports, illness, and stress interact with diabetes. Perhaps most important of all, Gales Creek Campers learn that diabetes doesn't have to prevent them from living active, satisfying lives. Staff members who have diabetes themselves model healthy habits and demonstrate that children with diabetes go on to college, enter the work force, and become successful adults.

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