Each year since 1958, Camp Carowanis has been changing the lives of young insulin dependent diabetics.
Camp Carowanis offers to children and teenagers a complete sports and recreations program adapted to their reality. Activities are conducted under close monitoring by a high counsellors/campers ratio and a team of chiefs for each age group, led by Camp Director.
The health of children and teenagers is the utmost priority for all workers at Camp Carowanis. Day and night, medical and nursing staff onsite at the Belmonte Infirmary provide medical care adapted to the diabetes of campers. Campers measure their blood-sugar levels at least four times a day under supervision and learn how to administer their insulin injections on rotating sites. Doctors and nurses also teach them how to recognize and treat hypoglycaemia, and to adjust their dosages accordingly.
Working hand in hand with doctors, a team of students in dietetics adjusts individual diet plans and teaches campers how to evaluate the nutritional value of various foods depending on their diet.
Medical Supervision at Camp Carowanis
- Medical team formed by near 20 healthcare professionals
- 24 hours a day medical supervision
- Individualized treatment plan for each child
- Each day, the medical team supervises:
- Usage of dozens of insulin pumps;
- 400 insulin injections;
- Measurement of 700 blood glucose levels; and
- Management of 3 meals and 3 snacks.
Wellness and individual development of children are our raison d’être.
Each activity is a learning opportunity and:
- Focuses on gradual development of autonomy facing diabetes;
- Helps to break the feeling of isolation due to difference;
- Promotes friendships between people who share the same questions and challenges, and speak the same language;
- Encourages children to push their limits.
During their stay, children have the choice between a variety of sports and activities, such as:
- Nature study
- Canoe trips
There are hundreds of families like yours across Quebec. Come meet them, share your story while replenishing your energy.
- Weekend packed with support and training activities for the whole family
- Intended for families with a diabetic child under 8 years old
- Allows children (and parents!) to get acquainted with the Camp
- Enables meetings with other families
This highly popular weekend will take place on (available on next january). Registrations will begin soon.
Family Week-End 2016 Register form (coming on next january)
The entire family of a diabetic child under 8 years old will be hosted on this enchanting camp site, conductive to sharing and learning experiences. A multidisciplinary team of healthcare specialists will provide information and advice to families during informal workshops and information sessions. In the meantime, children can enjoy the recreational facilities and wonderful site that Camp Carowanis has to offer, under supervision by a team of qualified staff.
Families will be staying overnight in a large tent and will have unrestricted to the site.
Camp Carowanis invites you to its Open House on Saturday, June 10th, 2017, between 10 AM and 3 PM. All the family is welcomed. Bring your lunch and your sunscreen.
Come and discover the wonderful site in the Laurentians, on the shores of lake Didi, and meet the camp staff — Camp Director, Marie Binette, Head Nurse, Andréane Vanasse, and Administration Director, Janie Lépine‑Bédard — as well as camp staff. Ask your questions, meet the staff… and fall in love with Camp Carowanis.