The mission of the Diabetes Camp of West Virginia, Inc. is to serve as a non-profit organization with the goal of providing Camp Kno-Koma, a summer camping experience for children with diabetes in and around the state of WV. Camp Kno-Koma believes that there are 3 basic principles to a great camp experience: Adventure, Education and Friendship. Camp Kno-Koma has remained steadfast in these principles for over 50 years.
The physicians, nurses, dieticians, and other medical support staff and counselors will let mom and dad rest easier and have peace of mind during their child�s camping adventure. These health professionals realize the need for close medical supervision and they make it their #1 priority, so the camper can make having fun their #1 priority.
Camp Kno-Koma will be held at Camp Virgil Tate (a nice, quiet rural setting only 15 miles from Charleston, WV) for diabetic children ages 7 through 15. From dawn's first light, and while the dew still glistens on the rhododendron, the campers will find themselves actively involved and delighted by the numerous activities that await.
The camp setting is an ideal place for teaching diabetes self-management skills. Examples of educational topics taught at camp include:
Camp costs approximately $550 per camper; we are able to offer subsidized rates for camp due to the many donors that support our program.
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