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Huronda Family Camp

Get to Know Our Program!

Camp Huronda’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!

Camp Huronda’s summer and alumni family camps are located on the shores of Lake Waseosa in Ontario’s beautiful Muskoka area. Camp Huronda occupies 100 acres of land and includes gorgeous waterfront areas, cool forest, and rugged hiking and mountain bike trails. While at Camp Huronda, you’ll enjoy a variety of activities for children and adults from rock climbing, canoeing, to archery and campfires. There will be opportunities throughout the weekend for parents and guardians to spend time connecting with one another through structured workshops and unstructured social time, while the kids are playing and connecting with each other through supervised games and program activities.

Families will be assigned accommodations varying from a rustic cabins with shared washrooms to dormitory style living. Accommodations will be by family. Special requests can be made at the time of registration.

Camp Huronda’s fall and winter family camps are operated at YMCA Camp Pine Crest, located about 30 minutes northeast of Gravenhurst, Ont. Camp Pine Crest boasts 650 acres of land located on beautiful Gullwing Lake. During the fall months, Camp Pine Crest operates out of their fully winterized facilities. With an extensive property which includes ice rinks, backcountry snowshoeing, high ropes and a broom ball rink, Camp Pine Crest certainly has something to offer every family camper.

Families will sleep in lodge-style winterized cabins. Each family will occupy one or two rooms in a lodge of eight rooms. Fall lodges are completed with two large bathroom and shower facilities that will be shared, in addition a common room and porch space. The lodges are heated with flush toilets and hot showers. Please be sure to bring bedding as well as indoor shoes!

Where are we?

Camp Huronda’s summer and alumni family camps are located on the shores of Lake Waseosa in Ontario’s beautiful Muskoka area. 

Camp Huronda is located at:
1252 South Waseosa Lake Rd. 
Huntsville, ON
P1H 2N4.
 

 

Camp Huronda’s fall and winter family camps are operated at YMCA Camp Pine Crest, located about 30 minutes northeast of Gravenhurst, Ont.

Camp Pine Crest is located at:
1090 Gullwing Lake Rd.
Torrance, ON
P0C 1M0

Supervision

Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children while at 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. Medical staff on site include a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitian.

Our Activities

Youth Activities

All of the camp activities will be open to families during family camp! Facilitated by 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.

Winter-only activities include:
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Broom ball
  • Tubing
  • Ice skating

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 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.

Huronda Family Camp 2017 Dates and Rates

Winter Family Camp (Torrence, ON)

Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5, 2017

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Alumni Family Camp (Huntsville, ON)

Friday, June 16 - Sunday, June 18, 217



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Summer Family Camp (Huntsville, ON)

Monday, August 28 - Thursday, August 31, 2017


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Fall Family Camp (Torrence, ON)

Friday, October 13 - Sunday, October 15, 2017
 

Adult: $200
Youth (4-18): $125
Child (3 and under): FREE
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Adult: $75
Youth (4-18): $25
Child (3 and under): FREE
(No financial assistance will be
available for Alumni Family Camp)
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Adult: $275
Youth (4-18): $175
Child (3 and under): FREE
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Adult: $200
Youth (4-18): $125
Child (3 and under): FREE