Summer Camp

DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS, DYFI has made the decision to cancel all in-person Camp Until a Cure programs this summer.

While we are unable to be together in person, we will be focusing our efforts on planning a FREE virtual camp during the month of June, which will include mailed care packages, live campfires and activities, opportunities for campers to connect with other kids with diabetes, and more! While we understand that nothing can replace our in person camp at Camp Until a Cure, we are hopeful this will be a fun experience and provide a community for kids with diabetes during this difficult time.

What will camp look like this year? We will be hosting 3 weeks of camp in the same timeframe as normal camp. We will still break the groups up by age and gender to create ?cabins.? Every day, the cabins will have a designated Zoom time. We will also utilize Facebook Live to provide fun, live demos including tie dying a 2020 camp t-shirt! Additionally, we will host a special campfire each night! Camp kits will be mailed out ahead of time including crafts, supplies, and other fun items. We will be creating a camp community online, and all content will be in a secure space designated for that sessions? campers and families. Other fun opportunities during this camp are a mentorship program, Pen Pals with other diabetes camps around the USA, and more.?

 

 

 

 

Each year, hundreds of children and teens with diabetes from all over Indiana call Camp Until A Cure home for the month of June. While at camp, they swim, hike, do arts & crafts, take creek walks, play paintball, climb the ropes course, have campfires with songs and skits, do activities centered around diabetes management and skills, and much more!

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Important Camp Dates

2020 Summer Camp Until A Cure

Overnight, Ages 7-15 Years Old
Cost: $500

Financial aid, camperships, and fundraising opportunities available.

  • Session 1 Overnight: June 7-13
  • Session 2 Overnight: June 14-20
  • Session 3 Overnight: June 21-27

Registration Coming Soon

Day Camp, Ages: 5-8 Years Old
Cost: $175

Day Camp is a 5-day program held Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m on the dates listed below.

  • Session 1 Day Camp: June 15-19
  • Session 2 Day Camp: June 22-26

Registration Coming Soon

Questions about Camp

Get your questions answered about camp! We have answers about Summer Camp Registration, Camp Prep, While at Camp, Post Camp, Family Camp, and Teen Camp.

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Join Our Summer Staff

The Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana is looking for fun, energetic, and motivated individuals to join our summer staff! Camp is a great opportunity to build life skills, have fun, create lasting friendships, and be a role model for the younger generation.

Positions include:

Junior Counselors (Ages 16-17): Are responsible for assisting counselors, various camp duties, and oversight of campers.

Counselors (Ages 18+): Are responsible for oversight of campers, provide leadership for cabin, work alongside medical staff, participate in all camp activities, and create a positive camp environment.

Instructors (Ages 21+): Include Diabetes Education, Nature Center, Arts & Crafts, Ropes; For more information, please contact Emily Butera at dyfiemily@gmail.com.

Lifeguards (Ages 18+, 21+): Responsible for camper and staff safety during pool time, various pool duties, and assist with daily logs. Must be certified.

Cooks (Ages 21+): For more information, please contact Emily Butera at dyfiemily@gmail.com.

To be considered for a position with the DYFI, you must submit your application and 3 references. All staff must be available during the entire month of June; any exceptions must be approved by the director.

2019 Staff Application

Staff Reference Form

Direct any questions to Emily Butera, dyfiemily@gmail.com

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Volunteer Info

During camp, our volunteers are mostly made up of medical students in pharmacy, dietetics, nursing, pediatric residents, and other medical fields. Additionally, we have physicians, nurse practitioners, dieticians, and pump nurses on site 24/7.

If you are interested in more information, please fill out our contact form on our Volunteer Page.

In the spring, we are in need of groups to help get the campground ready. This includes basic cleaning, small projects, and other miscellaneous tasks.