Setebaid Summer Camp News
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3 March 2017Raise the Region 2017
Support our camping programs by participating in Raise the Region, an online fundraising event. Starting on Wednesday, March 8th at 6 PM for eighteen hours, you can make a difference in the lives of children & teens with Type 1 Diabetes.
YOU can make a difference by supporting Camp Setebaid.
Wish to learn more? Click here to visit Camp Setebaid's Raise the Region page
Thank you for your support of our amazing campers!
Did you miss out on Raise the Region? Click here to give a gift to Camp Setebaid
19 February 2017Camp Registration
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19 December 2016Dear Setebaid...
I want to thank each and every one who made Camp Setebaid possible and for giving Frankie a truly life-altering experience! Discovering he had diabetes just as his grandmother’s cancer had returned and his home was severely damaged in Hurricane Sandy had turned Frankie’s world upside down. Frankie went from a relaxed, carefree and happy-go-lucky kid to a quiet and withdrawn young man. His friends didn’t understand diabetes and Frankie’s diabetes served as the catalyst for friends going in other directions. Frankie felt very alone and isolated. It was a very difficult two years for him.
Thus I looked to surround Frankie with people who would love him, support him, encourage him, and understand him. He served as a Youth Ambassador for diabetes, which was a positive experience for him! I learned about Camp Setebaid at Swatara and knew it would be a great way for him to just get away and be a kid again and get his smile back.
Words cannot express the joy and relief I felt looking at the gallery of pictures while Frankie was at camp. I saw his smile and my little man was relaxed and happy. I saw the sparkle he used to have return to his eyes! I witnessed Frankie enjoying life; he was carefree again; for that I will be forever grateful. I saw the child I knew before life became so hard for him—before diabetes. It was such a deeply moving feeling.
I knew for a fact Frankie felt the same when he came home from camp. I asked him what was his favorite part of camp. One might have expected to hear the ropes course, swimming, hiking or the general high-jinks teenagers play. Frankie’s response: “My favorite part of camp was feeling normal and like I belonged again. It’s been a really long time since I felt like that!” Those were such powerful words to me and it was so evident to both of us in that moment that his camp experience was a life-changing, transformational experience. That one sentence summed it all up!
So…thank you to everyone, the staff, the volunteers, and the donors, who make Setebaid camps possible. I am eternally grateful for the gift you have given my son! Please continue to work the transformational magic of Camp Setebaid.
15 November 2016Create Camp Smiles With AmazonSmile
Visit https://smile.amazon.com/, login with your amazon account information, and select "Setebaid Services Inc" to have Amazon donate to T1D Camp. Shop normally throughout the holiday with AmazonSmile to support children & teens with diabetes. Thank you!
25 April 2016The Future Diabetes Camp Showed Me
Once a camp & now an amazing counselor, Liz writes about the impact T1D Camp has had on her life. Click here to read her fantastic article!
6 August 2016Counselors Wanted!
Setebaid is always looking for amazing people to make a positive impact in campers' lives. Fill out our Staff Interest Form under our volunteers page to make a difference in the life of a child.