With the start of a New Year the wonderful people who share their lives in service to children attending diabetes camps get very busy! There is much to do in order to prepare for their upcoming camps and support programs. There are games and programs to schedule, songs to learn, education activities to plan, recruitment of volunteer staff and their training, funds to raise and the list goes on.
Campers and parents are busy too. The phones in the camp office start ringing off the wall and campers cross their fingers hoping to be assigned to their favorite cabin and spend time with treasured friends.
The Diabetes Education and Camping Association also starts the year with a flurry of activity. We will soon present our annual Diabetes Camping Conference, begin our webinar and Campfire Chat series, host conversations among camp leaders as they discuss timely topics relevant to the operation of camps, organize the contribution of donated medical supplies and our list goes on too.
I wish to thank in advance the many people who will give countless hours of service in the coming year to children with diabetes and others who will share their treasures. You put smiles on the faces of beloved children with diabetes, twinkles in their eyes, knowledge in their minds and joy in their hearts. From the bottom of their pancreases, they too thank you!