2020 Virtual Camps

What Happened?  Why are Setebaid diabetes camps virtual?  COVID-19 has had enough influence on our world to shut down the economy AND has even FORCED SETEBAID to transition all 2020 programs to become “virtual camps”.  What does this mean?

Our amazing volunteers have soared into action and transitioned our diabetes camps to virtual programs hosted on the Zoom platform during the weeks of camp.  Campers will participate from their home or where ever they are located via computer technology.  To participate campers will need access to a computer, tablet, or phone with a microphone, speakers, and camera (all should have the latest updates for software).  Each camp will be live with our camp volunteer Counselors, Program Directors, and Camp Directors leading each session.

Each registered camper will be shipped a camper kit with supplies and directions for the week of camp.

Registration is now OPEN:

You will need to click here to register your camper for the virtual camp.  Even if you were registered for the camp originally scheduled on-site, you will need to register for the virtual camp.  Once registered for the virtual camp, your camper will have access to the entire week’s sessions and should attend as many as possible during the week.  Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.  Registration will close approximately 10 days prior to the camp so we have enough time to send the camper packet to your camper.

July 20-24, 2020 Schedule

Camp Setebaid® at Swatara and HDYC Virtual Camp Schedule
TIME

JULY 21, 2020

MONDAY

JULY 21, 2020

TUESDAY

JULY 22, 2020

WEDNESDAY

JULY 23, 2020

THURSDAY

JULY 24, 2020

FRIDAY

11 AM - 12 NOON

All Camp

Introductory Games

Science Demonstrations

and Trivia with

Patrick Rasmussen

Color Wars

Virtual Games

Science Demonstrations

and Trivia with

Patrick Rasmussen

Make a Wish Directions

Craft Directions

Virtual Camp Game

5:15 - 6:15 PM

Cabin

Introductory Games

HDYC: Doc Talks

Camp Setebaid: Craft

All Camp Talent Show

HDYC: Craft

Camp Setebaid: Doc Talks

Science Demonstration & Trivia

Wishing Well Closing

Camp Video

Please Click Here for a Downloadable Copy of the Schedule.

August 3-7, 2020 Schedule

Camp Setebaid® at Mount Luther Virtual Camp Schedule
TIME

AUG. 3, 2020

MONDAY

AUG. 4, 2020

TUESDAY

AUG. 5, 2020

WEDNESDAY

AUG. 6, 2020

THURSDAY

AUG. 7, 2020

FRIDAY

11 AM - NOON All Camp Intro Games Science Demonstration & Trivia Color Wars Games Science Demonstration & Trivia

Make a Wish Directions

Craft Directions

Virtual Games

5:15 - 6:15 PM Games (continued) Doc Talks Talent Show Craft & Games

Science Demo

Wishing Well Closing

Camp Video

Please Click Here for a Downloadable Copy of the Schedule.

Is There a Fee for Virtual Camp?

There is a small fee for the virtual camp program to cover the cost of the camper packet and shipping the materials to the camper.  The fee is based upon the tier you select and we are asking families to please select the most appropriate tier.  The lowest tier is for those who would qualify for financial assistance.

How Do We Log On for the Virtual Camp?

Once registered, you will need to follow the directions in the email you receive to set up your camper’s VC Zoom account.  The information sent to you will only be for your camper, so please do not share it with anyone else.  Thank you for helping us to keep the VC secure for all campers.

Are The VCs Only For Those Living with Diabetes?

The Virtual Camp is specifically for children and teens living with diabetes.  Parents and siblings are welcome to view what is happening and be present in the room, however we ask the camper with diabetes be given privacy if they request it to share personal feelings during our discussions.

Parents, please read carefully to help your camper have the best virtual camp experience possible:

Parents we ask for your assistance to prepare your camper for the Virtual Camp.  Here are some tips to prepare for this Zoom platform Virtual Camp.

  • Lighting:  Have the light facing the camper’s face.  Avoid having a window behind the camper, as it will prevent everyone from seeing the camper’s face.
  • Camera:  the camera is not selective, it will see everything behind the camper.  Please be sure everything in the camera’s view is appropriate for everyone on the VC to see.
  • Place to Participate:  Please participate from your home and provide a room with minimal distractions.  Remember, the microphone is not selective, so any background noise like music, siblings discussions, television shows, or other noises will come through during the VC.
  • Please practice speaking with your camper prior to the start of the VC.  Have the camper speak clearly and deliberately toward the microphone (usually located near the screen of a laptop).  If the camper turns away from the microphone, others will likely not be able to hear what is being said.

Some other notes and reminders to help you and your camper with the VC:

  • Campers may be active and will need space around them.  For example, some games may require them to run around your house, some camp songs have motions and they will need space to dance and do song movements, etc.
  • Parents are responsible for all behavior; there is no possible way the VC staff can monitor behavior virtually.  The VC staff may mute, disconnect the video feed, or remove the camper from the VC, but we will not be physically present with your camper.  Supervision will be necessary with the supplies sent for use during the camp.
  • Parents may be present in the room in the background, but please give your camper the space and privacy he or she may desire to completely participate in the virtual diabetes camp.  Campers may want to share personal feelings about living with diabetes during the VC discussions.
  • Please do not interrupt your camper while they are participating in camp.  This will be live, not a recorded program, and others will be able to see and hear what your camper is doing.