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Jean Nelson Family Camps focus on providing support and a sense of community to families who have a child living with type 1 diabetes. At family camp, we welcome anyone in your child’s care-giving community, which may include grandparents, extended family or close friends. If there are people involved in the care of your child with type 1 diabetes, they are invited to attend.

Family camp brings people together in a way that just doesn’t happen in any other setting. Family camp is a fantastic introduction or connection to the D-Camps experience. You and your family will get the opportunity to take part in camp programming in a community of people who understand the day-to-day challenges of living with type 1 diabetes

Join the D-Camps family

Family camp is a great fit for you if:

  • You have a recently diagnosed child and are looking to connect with people who understand;
  • You have years of experience and could be a valuable support to others; or,
  • Someone in your family lives with type 1 diabetes and you want to have a fun D-Camps experience!

All of our family camps take place in a traditional camp setting, so you will have the opportunity to get a sense of the camp programming we provide during summer camps.

At Jean Nelson Family Camp, families sleep in dorm style lodges. There are two sets of bunk beds in each room with shared washroom facilities. Families will have their own bedroom spaces, but they will share washroom and shower facilities. The dorms are heated, however, bedding is not provided – be sure to bring enough warm clothing for a May long weekend in Alberta. You never know what the weather might have in store!

Location Details

Camp Jean Nelson
29479 Range Road 6.1 A
Water Valley, AB
T0M 2E0

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2019 Jean Nelson Family Camp Guide

2019 Jean Nelson Family Camp Information Guide

In the guide, you will find information on:

  • Packing lists
  • Directions and transportation for drop off and pick up
  • Contact information

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