Send A Kid To T1D Camp
Type One Cares – a campaign dedicated to building a community to assist those affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) with support, education and endowment, so they can live a powerful life beyond the diagnosis. Type One has partnered with the Barton Center for Diabetes Education, one of the largest, independent camping and educational programs in the country dedicated to children who live with diabetes and the people who care for them. Type One will be providing scholarships for local children living with T1D to attend a week of residential camp this summer.
“I want to thank you for your assistance in allowing my grandson Camden Burrows to attend Camp Joslin on a Send a Kid to T1D Camp Scholarship. He enjoyed it very much and couldn’t say enough about the program and the staff. He hopes to attend again next year and even spoke about the possibility of becoming a counselor some day. The work done by the Faustman Lab is truly remarkable. Hopefully, it will lead to a cure someday for Cam, his sister Sophie and everyone else who has to deal with this dreadful disease 24/7.” – William Hurley
Sports, games, arts and crafts, and the powerful experience of connecting with other kids just like themselves – type 1diabetes camp can be a life-changing experience for kids with type 1 diabetes. While type 1 is what brings these campers together, diabetes camp is like any other camp — a place where kids play, have fun, try new things, and make memories and friends that can last a lifetime.
The focus of the program is fun and support – the goal is to educate children and their families on how to manage the daily rigors of diabetes, so they can live fuller and healthier lives.
The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. is one of the largest, independent camping and educational programs in the country dedicated to children who live with diabetes and the people who care for them. The Camp maintains a staff to camper ration which meets or exceeds typical camp requirements. Barton’s diabetes team consists of experienced endocrinologists, nurse educators, dietitians, mental health professionals, and well-trained counselors – many of whom have diabetes themselves and serve as role models.
The Barton Center’s commitment to excellence is underscored by its consistent high marks from accreditation and licensing organizations and, more importantly, from the children and families served. The Barton Center’s girl’s campus in North Oxford, Massachusetts, is located on the scenic grounds of the historic Clara Barton Birthplace and consists of modern facilities with access to over 200 acres of woodlands and fields. Camp Joslin for boys, a program owned and operated by The Barton Center, is located just three miles away in nearby Charlton on 145 acres of forest and sports fields surrounding a scenic 20 acre pond. The Barton Center complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is licensed by local boards of health, and is accredited by the American Camp Association.
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Providing Financial Help for Diabetes Management and Treatment
Diabetes management and treatment is expensive. New onset patients spend about $1,400 on education and appointment fees. Pump Therapy can create better control, but can cost up to $1,200 each month. Insulin for children can cost about $300 a month. Testing six to eight times a day is normal and all those test strips add up to about $300 a month. The cost can be debilitating for many families, and going without insulin is not an option, but Type One is here to help.
For qualifying recipients, Type One will provide assistance for families in need of purchasing diabetes supplies such as insulin, syringes, and test strips. Assist in paying for emergency care and assist with travel and accommodation expenses for appointments when applicable. Proper supplies, education, and care allow a patient to properly manage diabetes, and by bettering care early on, risk for long term complications is much lower.
Type One Cares Scholarship | Financial Assistance Application
We are accepting applications for our Type One Cares Scholarship | Financial Assistance program for recipients living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our Send a Kid to T1D Camp scholarship program provides financial assistance to the families of our community with children between the ages of 6 and 16 living with the disease, whom cannot afford the full cost of camp and meet Massachusetts State Median Guidelines. Selected candidates would choose a week based on camp availability.
Type One has partnered with the Barton Center for Diabetes Education, one of the largest, independent camping and educational programs in the country dedicated to children who live with diabetes and the people who care for them. Scholarships are limited and are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
Type One will also provide assistance for families in need of purchasing diabetes supplies such as insulin, syringes, and test strips. Assist in paying for emergency care and assist with travel and accommodation expenses for appointments when applicable.
Through donations and fundraising as part of the Type One Cares campaign, we are honored to provide these scholarships and financial assistance. The number of scholarships offered will be determined based on the success of our fundraising efforts and events.
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Financial assistance will be granted based on the need demonstrated by household income, expenses and/or extenuating circumstances. Upon receipt of all required documentation, financial assistance applications will be reviewed to determine the level of support Type One will provide. This information is kept confidential. If you have questions regarding this process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested applicants should complete the application below.
Type One Cares Scholarship | Financial Assistance Application
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