At Camp Ho Mita Koda, we believe in not only providing incredible experiences at camp, but in providing incredible teaching moments to help build a foundation for proper diabetes management that will last a lifetime.
Camp provides a wonderful opportunity, in a closely monitored and safe environment, for campers to take risks, fail, question, learn, and grow as their personal T1D journey becomes more defined, with a personal plan that best suits each individual.
However, we cannot emphasize enough that camp is not the place to experiment with self-management breaks. We fully understand that sometimes kids get burnt out from devices, and that is totally fine, but it is not recommended to just take the pump off during camp to try something new. In our past experience, when campers have tried to take pump breaks at camp, it has resulted in lots of BG fluctuations and trying to figure out doses that work at camp on a completely different regimen.