Entering Grades 3-5 in Fall 2017
July 30-August 2, 2017
Camp Leo Elementary School Camp is designed with that specific age group in mind. With fun hands-on activities designed to ignite a a passion for the outdoors, adventure, and exploration, elementary camp helps campers meet friends and build foundational diabetes management skills.
Elementary School Camp is for children entering grades 3-5. Exact ages for this program are based on camper readiness; we do make some exceptions for younger campers who are emotionally prepared for spending a week away from home.
Campers get to participate in a variety of fun activities, while gaining useful skills and making lifelong friends. Elementary camp activities are specifically designed with the developmental and physical needs of that age group in mind.
Campers interact with other kids and adults with type 1 diabetes who can teach them critical self-care skills in a safe and welcoming environment. For some campers, this is the first time they have a chance to meet peers with diabetes, giving them the opportunity to learn from each other and showing them that they are not alone with their disease.
Elementary Camp Fee
2017 Fee: $50 Registration/$410 Full Tuition (before scholarships) Camp Leo has never turned a family away from camp for financial reasons. We strongly encourage you to apply for a scholarship if you feel your family could benefit from financial assistance. Partial and full scholarships are awarded based on financial need, which is calculated by family size and adjusted gross family income compared to federal poverty guidelines.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAMP ACTIVITIES
Splish-splash! A daily dip in the pool is one of the most popular activities at camp and a great cool-down from the hot summer sun. All water activities are supervised by registered life guards and medical staff.
Campers challenge themselves to reach new heights and improve their stamina, endurance, and problem-solving skills on our indoor rock wall. Trained staff teach the necessary safety techniques and offer encouragement.
Nestled in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, camp is surrounded by some of the most spectacular hiking trails in the nation. Campers of all skill levels develop a deep appreciation for the breathtaking beauty of Washington's streams, rivers, and woods.
Take aim and develop concentration and focus at our archery range. Campers are trained by ACA-certified archery instructors on proper technique, and get to have fun learning a new skill!
Campers get active together playing traditional field games like Fire in the Forest, Capture the Flag, and Night at the Museum and specially developed Camp Leo games like giant checkers, jenga, and battleship!
The old growth woods around camp create the best course around for hiding, stalking, running, taking aim and achieving victory for your cabin in an epic game of laser tag!
Camp Leo's arts and crafts room contains all the supplies needed for our budding artists. Campers enjoy painting, drawing, beading, wood crafts, and more!
Our nightly campfire is a time where the whole camp comes together to sing, perform, laugh, and celebrate the accomplishments of another busy day at camp.
Campers love having down time in the game room to shoot pool, play a round of air hockey or fuse ball, and challenge their friends to board games.
Camp Leo is fortunate to have hosted many inspiring guest speakers. From Super Bowl winners, to Iron Man athletes, to the creator of the first closed-loop artificial pancreas, our guest speakers are living proof that people with diabetes don't let anything stand in the way of their success.
Diabetes education happens both formally and informally at camp. We believe the greatest education comes from "teachable moments" throughout the day and the learning that happens when sharing ones experiences of living with diabetes. In addition, the daily schedule includes a structured “DiabEducation Activity” that is designed for the learning needs of each age group. Activities range from experiential education, to diabetes BINGO, to fun art projects to help campers learn and practice good diabetes management skills.