Camp Trios is a summer day camp program for children ages 6-14 with Type 1 diabetes. The goal of the three-day camp is to teach participants about their diagnoses and provide them with tools for managing it in a way that doesn’t limit their daily life.
This education — provided in a positive, engaging environment — is intended to help decrease instances of acute health issues and long-term diabetes complications. At camp, participants build relationships with peers with similar health situations, learn how to manage their diabetes, and interact closely with mentors and volunteers who can relate to their experiences and offer advice — all while having fun.
As an extension of the program, certified diabetes educators at Trios Health also provide training year-round to school nurses and school staff on insulin pumps and management of Type 1 diabetes. This improves affected children’s health care support while in school and helps cut unnecessary absences. (Mary Kay Clunies-Ross)