Entering Grades 10-12 in fall 2019
July 7-13, 2019
High School Camp is built for teens with diabetes, offering campers more options and choices in activities and autonomy in their diabetes management. Along with fun activities like Color Team Battle, mountain biking, and the end-of-camp party, teens have the opportunity to discuss and learn about topics like driving with diabetes and making a healthy transition to high school and college.
High School Camp offers teens much-needed independence and a week of fun with their friends, gaining new experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Campers spend time in their cabin groups as well as in co-ed "Color Teams" composed of campers from all grades.
As our high school campers prepare to face new challenges and the increased independence of high school or moving away from home, Camp Leo strives to create an open atmosphere of communication and support. Campers can talk about being a teen with diabetes and get honest answers from others with experience. Diabetes education topics vary by grade level and include driving safely with diabetes, sick day management, advanced pump and MDI skills, and transitioning from a pediatric to an adult endocrinologist. Campers learn what it takes to be safe, healthy, happy, and successful young adults with diabetes.
High School Camp Fee
2018 Fee: $50 Registration/$700 Full Tuition 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.
HIGH 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.
Speed down the zip line at camp to reach new levels of excitement and challenge. Our 300-foot zip line starts with a climb up into the tree canopy and ends with an exhilarating ride over camp.
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 is surrounded by world-class mountain biking trails. This optional activity takes participants on a tour around the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Forest trails and teaches foundational mountain biking techniques.
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.
Our teamwork challenges require a combination of creativity, physical involvement, teamwork skills, communication, awareness, conflict resolution and individual commitment to succeed. The course offers a atmosphere of trust and cooperation, resulting in more effective teams and increased leadership abilities.
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.