ADA sets up camp
The American Diabetes Association He Ola Ke Keiki Program is hosting a family retreat geared toward youths 6 to 17 who have diabetes.
The camp takes place at Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, on the Big Island Oct. 5-8.
The gathering provides families a wholesome experience with the opportunity to learn diabetes management skills. Doctors, dietitians, nurses and other volunteers will lead educational sessions.
Participants will meet others who have diabetes and learn from them, while enjoying activities such as hiking, bowling, campfires, movies, nature and culture studies, and more, in a safe environment.
Apply by Aug. 31. Costs are:
Plan A: $300 for two people (one child with diabetes and one parent or legal guardian), includes all meals, lodging and activities.
B: $450 for three, a child with diabetes and two family (one a parent/legal guardian).
C: $600 for four, a child with diabetes and three family (one a parent/legal guardian).
D: $750 for five, a child with diabetes and four family (one a parent/legal guardian).
Plan E: $900 for six, a child with diabetes and five family (one a parent/legal guardian).
To request a pre-registration form, call 947-5979 on Oahu or (888) 342-2383 from neighbor islands. Send the completed form, with a $50 nonrefundable processing fee, with check payable to American Diabetes Association, to ADA at 1500 S. Beretania St. Suite 111, Honolulu, HI 96826. Note the $50 processing fee does not count toward the retreat fee.
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