Real letters of Thanks, in their own Words.

Our mission is to help financially challenged diabetic children to summer camp. In doing this we ask these campers to write letters to their camp angel so each sponsor can see the many ways camp affects these children’s lives in a positive manner during and after camp.

One of our Angels’ who has continuously supported these children with diabetes from Camp Angels’ beginning said, “In supporting various organizations and different causes I often wonder if my donation will be well spent and will it help in any way. In reading the letters I receive every year from the diabetic campers we help sponsor, there is no doubt in my mind, I have helped create positive impact on the lives of these special children.”

Real Letters From Campers...


Dear Camp Angels: Thank you so much for sponsoring me to camp. I love going to camp because I get to see how many kids like me have diabetes, and there are plenty more out there. I can’t believe I...

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Dear Camp Angels: First off would like Thank You for being so kind in helping me go to camp this summer, I had a fantastic time. I got along with all the girls in my cabin great! At camp I...

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Dear Camp Angels: Thank you so much for helping me to camp this summer. I have attended camp once before and fell in love with it. I love the outdoors and though I tend to be on the shy side,...

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To my Camp Angel: My name is Kennadi and I am 12 years old. I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes March 6th, 2007. I have been hospitalized over 13 times with hypoglycemia and 3 times for hyperglycemia. The summer...

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Dear Camp Angels,I have been going to Diabetes Camp for more years than I can count. I think it will be 7 years now. I started out as a camper there as a young kid. It was a wonderful place...

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Dear Camp Angels Donors, First let me say thank you so very much for your scholarship you were able to provide to help me attend such an amazing diabetes camp. This was my first time ever attending camp and it...

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Dear Camp Angel Donors Camp was so much fun. It rained a couple days but we did fun stuff inside like an egg drop challenge. I got to do archery, which I love, and drama. One day we had giant...

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Dear Camp Angels, I’m writing this email on behalf of my Daughter Maddie. First and for most I’d like to thank the both of you for the financial assistance without that it may not have been possible for Madison to...

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Dear Camp Angels, Madi was diagnosed just a little over a year ago and this was her first chance to go to camp. However our family had some other major things happen and I didn’t think we were going to...

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Camp Angels, My 14 year old son, Jamison, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age of 10.  It was the day after Christmas, actually.  It was a shock to us all as there is no one else with diabetes...

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Dear Camp Angel donors, My name is Avery and I went to diabetes camp this summer. It was my 4th year attending diabetes camp . I love to go back at see all of the friends I’ve made over the...

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My grandson Daylynn was just been diagnosed with diabetes at age 10 and it was an extremely rough year for him.  Daylynn was nervous and had never been away from us that long, especially being ill.  We didn’t know how...

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Dear Camp Angels Thank you again for the scholarship to Diabetes camp. I just got back from camp two weeks ago, and this year was amazing. Camp is always the highlight of my summer.  I did a rope course, it...

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Real Letters From The Camper's Parents...

Dear Camp Angels:

My name is Kerri Turner, and I have three amazing children. All three have Type 1 Diabetes, and between them live with another 5 acute and chronic illnesses- including Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, Epilepsy, Asthma, Hypothyroidism, ADHD and psoriasis. Every new diagnosis from the last five years brings its own worries, lifestyle changes and experiences.

Thanks to your financial help, Ian age 12 was able to go to diabetes camp. He made great friends at camp, and he looks forward to the trip from the day he leaves, 356 days later until he goes again. Knowing that he is in such a safe environment, meeting life long friends, and learning new techniques and strategies designed to keep him healthy means the world to me.

Camp Angels, what a perfect name for your organization. You are truly Angels in our lives. Thank you so much for helping us.

Sincerely, Keri

Dear Camp Angels:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sponsoring our daughter Shelby for the pee wee camp this summer. It truly means so much to us to know that there our people like you that want to help diabetic kids who do not have the means to go camp like everyone else. This camp is so important to our family since Shellby is the only one in our family that is affected by this disease. It is very important to us that Shelby has the opportunity to spend time with other diabetic children her age. There was a time that she felt that she was completely alone with this condition; but after she attended camp for the first time last year she didn’t feel so alone anymore.

We want you to know that we will definitely pay it forward and sponsor a child for camp once we recover from this economy. Shellby is very excited to attend camp this year and we are thrilled that with your help she will be able to go. Thank you so much! Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, Gary & Carrie
Shelby’s Parents

To Annabelle’s Camp Angel:

Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for your financial support. Our daughter, Annabelle, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on March 29, 2007 at the age of 4, had not many opportunities too meet other children with the same unforgiving disease. So you can imagine the comfort and connection she felt at this awesome camp.

It was an unforgettable moment to see all the children checking their blood glucose level under the tent upon arriving that first, chilly, dewy morning. As a parent, it brought feelings of sorrow, joy and disbelief to see all the families that are afflicted with this terrible disease. This quiet, sneaky disease had infiltrated their lives too! We were all connected and not alone! Annabelle immediately took notice of all the insulin pumps and meters around her. She was not alone! What a relief this must have felt to her.

She made everlasting memories…riding horses, singing fun songs, making crafts, exploring nature, swimming, jumping on the trampoline in freezing water, fishing, playing games, wearing a snake around her shoulders and making friendships. When I picked Annabelle up from camp the first day, I asked, “How was your day?” Annabelle replied, “Mom, am I going to camp next year, too?” I replied,” ‘We will try to send you every year!” You see, my husband and I believe taking care of her mind is as important as taking care of her body. Also, when I asked her if she had a “Low” today, she responded. “Yes, and Mom, there were LOTS of lows today!” How wonderful that she, for once, was not alone in this world of diabetes.

So, again, we’d like to express our thanks for your financial support!
It means more that you will ever know!

Sincerely Annabelle’s Parents

Dear Camp Angels:

My husband and I would like to thank you for sponsoring our daughter, Gabrielle, again this year for diabetes camp. All year long, Gabrielle anxiously looks forward to this wonderful experience. As a family we plan our summer around camp so that Gabrielle has the opportunity of being with other children her age that go through what she does on a daily basis.

I think camp gives her some sort of freedom away from us that she needs emotionally. Selfishly, it gives us, her parents, a much needed break as well. Throughout her years of attending camp, she has become self managing with her disease, mainly because of the great role models at this camp. She has told us that she would like to come back and be a camp counselor to help other children with diabetes.

Again, thank you for the much needed assistance you provide many diabetic children and Gabrielle. She truly loves this experience;

Diane & Kevin

A Campers Experience

If you are a diabetic and are considering going to camp or are going and nervous about it, I encourage you to GO! You will learn a lot and have a great time! Who knows, you might even want to go back next year.

Spending time with other kids who also have diabetes made me feel normal. It was amazing how many others shared my insecurities about being diabetic and who were also having the same control problems. I learned so much about how to manage my diabetes with diet, exercise and insulin. The tricks I learned at camp continue to help me to this day (almost 14 years later).

I had never heard of such a place, and the last thing on my summer wish list was to go to a camp in the middle of nowhere, full of kids I didn’t know, who all had this weird disease. But, no matter how much I begged, my parents were intent on making me go. Turns out that this was the beginning of the best time of my life.

It was the summer after 5th grade. My parents suggested that I go to a camp for kids with diabetes (that means they told me I was going) to learn more about my disease, how to control it and meet new friends. Yeah, right!

I remember turning 10, being diagnosed with something called diabetes and then being shipped off to some weird summer camp, I thought things couldn’t get worse!

All of our campers come from financially challenged families and receive partial scholarships.

We invite you to become a Camp Angel by sponsoring a child to attend camp.

Camp Angels is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-exempt in accordance with IRS regulations.

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