Volunteers are a necessity to making camp possible! Check out our volunteer opportunities here.
Our junior counselors are 16-17 years old; our counselors are 18 and older. This is the best way to get involved. Additionally, age depending, we do have volunteer opportunities throughout the year with our fundraisers.
Fill out our contact form on our Volunteer Page, and we will contact you to set a date and determine projects.
Absolutely! We have plenty of opportunities for projects throughout the camp. Fill out our contact form on our Volunteer Page, and we will contact you.
Rental rates are determined by amount of days the group will be at camp, usage of camp, other additions such as pool and ropes, as well as how many people you have in your group. Please note that pool rates vary depending on dates. Check out our Rental Page for more info.
We try to accommodate and have reasonable rates. However, we are a 501c3 non-profit also and cannot use DYFI funds to help pay for outside groups. All rates are carefully calculated on usage, costs associated, along with supplies provided.
Money raised from our fundraisers go toward camperships for youth, supplement the difference between the cost of camp and the price we charge families, supplies and food at camp, and for projects to make camp better (repairs and additions for the campers.)
We are strategically adding to our Board of Directors. We are looking for passionate individuals looking to make a difference for youth with Type 1 diabetes. We have an active fundraising board. If you are interested in learning more about joining the Board of Directors, contact our Board Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While majority of our campers come from Indiana, we do have some campers who will come from other states, including bordering states. We do not discriminate and are an equal opportunity employer.
The Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana is the owner of the campground. It is the only camp in Indiana that is specifically owned and operated for youth with Type 1 diabetes.
Youth with T2D can attend camp if they are insulin dependent.
We have a lead dietician who plans all of the menus for our camp. We focus on fresh fruits and veggies as well as healthy food choices. While we may have some sugar free items such as syrup, the majority of our items are not sugar free.
We do have fundraisers, weekend camps, and outreach programs throughout the year. All of these events are communicated through our bi-monthly newsletter and our facebook page. Also, check out our Events Page for more information.
No. The Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana is a local non-profit with 2 full time staff. We are not affiliated with JDRF or ADA. We work together with other organizations within the community to benefit all families with youth with T1D. While we are a write-in for United Way contributions, we are not a United Way organization.
Yes. We meet or exceed all of the standards set forth by the ACA. Every three years, we are visited to maintain our accreditation.
Absolutely! We have a new Connect option that is a safe environment to connect the parents of youth with T1D. Each parent must be approved by our directors, and the directory will be monitored by our staff. Click here to Connect!
The best way to contact us is through our contact form, by emailing us, or by phone call. Check out our Contact Us page for more information.
Yes. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease that requires insulin injections. Type 2 has various risk factors and treatment can vary from pills, insulin, and sometimes diet and exercise. For more information, check out this link.