Get to Know Our Program!
Camp Discovery’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 dorm-style room or pods. Each of the pods/dorms are attached to a bathroom/shower. The camp overlooks the Thames River and is situated on 107 acres of beautifully landscaped ground that includes a collection of trees and plants from around the world and beautiful Japanese-influenced architecture.
Each cabin is equipped with bunk beds, electric heat for year-round use and can sleep up to twelve individuals.
Fully accessible cabins are available.
Where are we?
Camp Discovery Family Camp is located at Easter Seals Camp Woodeden. The camp overlooks the Thames River and is situated on 107 acres of beautifully landscaped ground that includes a collection of trees and plants from around the world and beautiful Japanese-influenced architecture.
2311 Oxford St. West
All of the Camp Discovery 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 caregivers 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.