Junior High School (entering grades 8-9 in fall 2019): July 16 - 21, 2019
Our Junior High School Camp is designed for maximum adventure and fun, adding even more advanced activities like zip line and overnight hikes. Campers spend 6 days at camp with their friends and peers, participating in daily fun diabetes education activities structured to their age group.
Camp Leo's Junior High School Camp Session is for campers entering grades 8 or 9 in fall 2019.
This camp session gives campers the opportunity to make friends and take steps toward managing their diabetes independently. Campers practice skills like learning to give and rotate their own insulin injections and pump sites, regular blood sugar testing, increased skills with carb counting, and balancing meals with insulin and activity.
Junior High School Camp Fee
Junior High School Camp 2018 Fee: $50 Registration/$650 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.
Junior 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.
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.
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.