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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Camp
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Volleyball
Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: RNs, CDEs, RDs, ARNPs, and MDs in addition to Pharmacy Students, RN and LPN Students

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 6 to 18

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


There's a new adventure waiting for you at Camp Fun in the Sun! What better way to spend part of your summer than at a cool camp with kids just like you? Camp Fun in the Sun is camp where diabetic kids can get outside, make friends and have fun. A typical day could start with a refreshing jump in the lake. Then it�s off to arts and crafts, basketball or a hike in the woods. The afternoon might bring swimming, slip-n-slide or maybe even a little game of �dunk the camp counselor.� A round of Capture the Flag often follows dinner, and our day winds down with songs and stories around a giant campfire. Don�t forget the ghost stories!

Financial help is available for families in need, so if money is an issue, please apply for a scholarship.

Camp Fun in the Sun is located at Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center, an exciting outdoor location situated on Twinlakes in northern Idaho, about 5 miles north of Rathdrum. The camp features cabins that sleep campers and counselors. With many on-site activities, Camp is only an hour drive from Spokane, Washington.

Camp Fun in the Sun was founded more than 20 years ago as a safe, enjoyable, summer camp for children and teens with diabetes. Today, it�s still a place to find adventure and make memories for life. At Camp Fun in the Sun, campers have a chance to spend time with other kids living with diabetes, learn to balance their daily activities and have summer fun the way it was meant it to be. Located at Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center in Rathdrum, Idaho, Camp Fun in the Sun is recognized by the American Camp Association, and has maintained accreditation through the ACA since 2000.

Member Hospitals
Camp Fun in the Sun is a service of Community Health Education & Resources (CHER). CHER is a service of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), a non-profit corporation in Spokane, Washington providing collaboration in health care services on behalf of its member hospitals Deaconess Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, Sacred Heart Medical Center and Valley Hospital & Medical Center and the community.