Get to Know Our Program!
Camp Banting’s family camps are for children living with type 1 diabetes, along with their parents, siblings and caregivers. These camps provide families with opportunities to learn more about type 1 diabetes in a positive and supportive environment, where they can also share knowledge and experiences, network and build relationships with other families going through similar challenges.
Family camp brings people together in a way that just doesn’t happen in any other setting. Family camp is a fantastic introduction or connection to the D-Camps experience. You and your family will get the opportunity to take part in camp programming in a community of people who understand the day-to-day challenges of living with type 1 diabetes.
Join the D-Camps Family!
Family camp is a great fit for you if:
- You have a recently diagnosed child and are looking to connect with people who understand;
- You have years of experience and could be a valuable support to others; or,
- Someone in your family lives with type 1 diabetes and you want to have a fun D-Camps experience!
Each family will stay in their own fully winterized cabins. Nestled in the beautiful woods, each cabin is located close to the central dining hall and washroom building.
Each cabin is equipped with bunk beds, electric heat for year-round use and can sleep up to seven individuals.
Fully accessible cabins are available.
Where are we?
Camp Kawartha in Peterborough, Ont., is an award-winning, year-round facility dedicated to promoting the highest standards of programming, with a particular focus on outdoor environmental awareness, education and stewardship. Situated on a magnificent 186-acre waterfront property featuring forests, fields, wetlands and 800-feet of shoreline on Clear Lake, Camp Kawartha is the ideal setting for our spring family camp.
All of the Camp Banting activities will be open to families during family camp! Facilitated by our skill-specific staff, the program team will engage families in age-appropriate activities.
A full schedule of activities including theme days will be available prior to the start of family camp.
Adults, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to meet and connect with each other in various sessions throughout the weekend. These sessions, which include discussion groups and team-building activities, are often led by adults living with type 1 diabetes, the medical team and leaders from the type 1 diabetes community. These sessions are often seen as the highlight of the weekend. They provide opportunities for caregivers to discuss life with type 1 diabetes in a caring and supportive environment with an understanding group of peers.
There will be a number of all-camp programs planned throughout the weekend that the whole family can participate in together. These fun events are a great opportunity for the whole family to spend time together and feel like they are on a holiday.