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Kakhamela 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.

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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.

Kakhamela Family Camps take place in various locations throughout the province. We currently provide a family camp on Vancouver Island, and close to the Lower Mainland.

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

Each of our family camp locations is different but all are in beautiful, natural settings with waterfronts, forests and great outdoor spaces.

You and your family will most likely be staying in a rustic cabin with bunk beds. Washrooms and showers are often in a separate building close by. Bedding, however, is not provided – please be sure to bring enough!

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Camp Kakhamela
Island Family Camp (1291, W Rd, Heriot Bay, BC V0P 1H0) & Summer Family Camp (1760 YMCA Rd, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V6)

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