I love working with kids. That is why I love this job.
Pros: some of the deepest bonds are made here
Cons: the week isn't long enough!
The camp is only for one week. It runs like any other camp would run. Three meals a day, sports, rock climbing, swimming, dances, talent shows, fishing, camping. The difference in this camp is that it is specifically for children with diabetes. As the counselor I have to make sure that the campers are taking care of their blood sugar and eating the right foods. In the middle of the night I would have to check their numbers while they are sleeping to monitor them. Along with the regular activities that happen at a summer camp, we also hold diabetes classes with specialists to teach the campers about the latest technologies that help them to manage their diabetes as well as dietitian classes to teach about healthy diets. I absolutely love working with kids and being a person with diabetes myself, I have a better connection with them. I was a camper myself when I was younger and have grown up with my fellow co-workers. Even the directors that put the camp together have been like family to me for years. The hardest thing to with at this camp is dealing with the kids who get home sick. There are not many of them but each one is different when the case occurs. Knowing how to handle it in the best way is very important.