Camps in Tasmania

Type One Youth Support (TOYS) Brochure

Diabetes Tasmania has been hosting camps for over 20 years and during this period
hundreds of children have participated and benefited from these experiences.
Diabetes Tasmania  currently run five camps per year, all targeted to support children at different transition times.

Camp Age Family Involvement Duration
Family 0-6 years Includes parents and siblings Weekend
Spring 7-9 years Parent and child Weekend
Junior 10-13 years Four days
Senior 14-17 years Four days
Young Adult Retreat 18-25 years Weekend

Camp attendance:
Number of attending is based on the availability of health professionals being available to
attend and the Camping Standards 2015, Health Professional to Camper ratios

Camp Average numbers attending
Family 6-8 families
Spring 15 families
Junior 20
Senior 20
Young Adult Retreat 8-10

Funding of Camps
The Camp Program is funded through a combination of some grant funding and fundraising

through philanthropic sources, major gift campaigns and Tax and Christmas Appeals.
To attend camp participants pay a co-payment as detailed below:

Camp Co-payment
Family $160/family
Spring $160/family
Junior $190
Senior $190
Young Adult Retreat $50

For those in the community that are unable to fund this amount we try to secure funding
and if successful this can only be accessed once per child.

Diabetes Tasmania feels that there are families who would benefit from their child attending camp but are not able to due to financial barriers but feel uncomfortable asking for support. If additional funds were available, we could certainly promote to potential families that assistance is available.


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