Send a child with Type 1 diabetes to camp!
A program of Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Camp Blue Hawk provides residential camps for children and teens, ages 9-18, with Type 1 diabetes. Our camps focus on increasing campers’ confidence and diabetes self-management skills, facilitating the development of meaningful friendships between campers, and providing respite for families of youth with Type 1 diabetes. Camp Blue Hawk programs include the Teen Retreat in the winter, Summer Camp, and a Camp Reunion & Preview Day in the Fall.
We are excited to offer a medically-safe camping environment, supervised by OU Harold Hamm Diabetes Center - Children’s board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators, nurses, registered dietitians, clinical psychologists, pharmacists, and medical counselors. These staff work together to create a camp experience that allows children with type 1 diabetes to connect with each other and learn valuable life skills, while also having the kind of fun associated with a summer camp, such as archery, hiking, arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, ropes course and more.
The true cost for one camper to attend Summer Camp is approximately $1250 per camper; However, the generosity of families, individual donors (like you!) and business partners allows us to subsidize the majority of that cost. We only ask parents and guardians to pay $400 to register their child for camp. In addition, we offer partial and full scholarships to those who may not be able to pay the $400 registration fee. No child is ever turned away because of a lack of financial resources, and this summer, over 70% of our campers received some type of financial assistance to attend summer camp. Please consider making a gift – any amount helps us send another camper to camp! Other ways you can help include sharing this campaign through your social media or email relationships, or volunteering your time! Every dollar, share, or volunteer hour go a long, long way towards helping children with this chronic illness. Thank you!!