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Briardale Family Camp

Get to Know Our Program!

Briardale Family Camps focus on providing connections and support while developing community among families living with type 1 diabetes. At Family Camp we provide these opportunities for anyone in your child’s care-giving community. That could be grand-parents, extended family or close friends. If there are people involved in the care of your child with type 1 diabetes, they are welcome to attend.
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-Camp 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.
  • Someone in your family lives with type 1 diabetes and you want to have a fun D-Camp experience! 
Family Camps take place in a traditional camp setting. You and your family will have the opportunity to get a sense of the camp programming we provide for your child with type 1 diabetes during summer camps.

You and your family will be staying in a rustic cabin with bunk beds. Washrooms and showers are often in a separate building close by. Bedding, however, is not provided – please be sure to bring enough!




Where are we?

Briardale Family Camp takes place at Camp Manitou, just outside of Winnipeg, MB.

Camp Manitou
850 Green Oaks Ln,
 Headingley, MB R4H 1C5


Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children while at Family Camp. However, supervision will be provided during scheduled program activities. Parents are also responsible for their children’s medical and dietary care, including their child’s diabetes management, the dispensing of medication(s) and monitoring of personal supplies. Medical staff/personnel are on site to facilitate programming and to act as source of support for any consultation.

Our Activities

Youth Activities

Program staff will plan and facilitate age appropriate games and activities for the children at camp. Some of these activities might include; climbing wall, various sports, zipline, arts and crafts and many more creative camp programs.
These program staff will be made up of the facility staff and D-Camps staff. Some of our staff team live with type 1 diabetes which creates endless opportunities for your child to learn and relate to a young adult role-model living with the illness. They will also be available to assist campers with testing and treating lows.

Adult Activities

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.

Family Activities

There will be a number of all- camp programs planned throughout the weekend that the whole family is able to participate in together. As a family, you will be able to participate in a wide variety of camp activities. These fun events are a great opportunity for the whole family to spend time together and feel like they are on a holiday. It might be the whole family on the climbing wall course or a mother-daughter show down at Capture the Flag but no matter what, it will be a great time! 
2019 Family Camp Information Guides
Briardale Family Camp 2019 Dates and Rates
Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
Adult: $100.00
Youth (4 -18): $75.00
Child (3 and Under): FREE