Montana's ONLY Type One Diabetes Camp
IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED WE WILL BE COMMUNICATING PRIMARILY TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU PROVIDED DURING REGISTRATION. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OPEN FOR ANY CAMP RELATED EMAILS.
August 15th to August 19th
Camp Theme Days
Every day of camp we will have a fun theme.
We encourage you to dress accordingly to each day. While it's not required it is a long standing tradition of most T1D camps.
Favorite shirt day
Only in Montana
Only on the beach
Only on the dance floor
Day of mindfulness & reflection of camp
Camp MYDA 2022 will be hosted at Flathead Lutheran Bible camp Located on Flathead lake located at...
550 Lutheran Camp Rd, Lakeside, MT 59922
The camp is located on the west side of Flathead Lake, along Highway 93, 15 miles south of Kalispell.
From 93, turn on Lutheran Camp Road which is between mile markers 94 and 95. After a half mile, turn left at the “Y.” The parking lot is another half mile down the road.
Apple Maps and Google Maps do a good job getting you there, make sure to start the driving instructions well before you get to camp. Mobile service is poor.
Drop off Aug 15th
will be done by age group & sex.
The age groups are as follows...
Younger Boys & Girls - Ages 8-10
Middle Boys & Girls - Ages 11-13
Older Boys & Girls - 14-17
Drop Off Times
Older Boys - Noon
Older Girls - 12:30pm
Middle Boys - 1:00pm
Middle Girls - 1:30pm
Younger Boys - 2:00pm
Younger Girls - 2:30pm
PLEASE HAVE ALL CAMPERS FED LUNCH BEFORE DROPPING THEM OFF AT CAMP!
Pick up Aug 19th, will be 12:30pm for all age groups.
As tradition holds we will be throwing a family
BBQ Cookout for all campers and families.
First time families, this time is commonly used to meet your child's new friends and to network with other families.
This time can also be very emotional for them as they leave their new friends.
Make sure to get phone numbers and pictures during this time.
Camp Drop off
Camp Pick up
Camp Drop Off Considerations
If you are un-able to get a Covid-19 test within 24 hours of coming to camp we will need to administer a Covid-19 test prior to you proceeding to the Check-In tables.
Our Covid-19 tests are 30 minute tests. We strongly suggest that if you require us to preform the test, please show up and get in the testing drive up lane 45 mins before your check-in time.
If you have a test in hand we will allow you to proceed to the Check-In tables without delay.
We also strongly suggest to start trying to find a place now that can do same day testing in your area, to help us stay on schedule.
Covid-19 Testing Policy
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY
While we will NOT be requiring campers, staff or volunteers to have a Covid-19 vaccination, Per MYDA Medical Committee decision, all campers, staff and volunteers will require a negative SARS-CoV-2 antigen test* within 24 hour prior to arrival at camp or the bus departure location. This can include a certified antigen test at a local clinic or pharmacy with the documented correct name, date of birth, date of negative test, and identified place of the test.
We will also be providing on site SARS-CoV-2 rapid testing for those unable to have this done prior to camp or bus departure.
Testing prior to arrival at camp or bus stop is highly recommended to help with timely processing, camp check-in and maintaining the bus schedule.
Our test is a 30 Minute test, please keep this in mind.
Leading up to camp, our medical committee will be closely monitoring Montana and CDC guidelines.
Depending on the state of COVID infections in the state, the medical committee has created...
Plan A (green light) will be an overnight residential camp for 150 campers with minimal restrictions.
Plan B (yellow light) will be an overnight residential camp for 150 campers but will require campers to remain exclusively with their cabin families, with at least masks required while indoors.
Plan C (red light) will be 3 separate day camps similar to 2021 day camps held at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp, Helena and Billings.
*Tests accepted are a Rapid NAAT test or Rapid Antigen test. Many Walgreens sites around the state offer same day results on both tests, if you use Walgreens you must schedule online at www.walgreens.com
HOME TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
If you have any questions regarding this policy please CLICK HERE
Keep in touch
Parents, want to see your kids at camp?
We will be posting 200+ Pictures, Videos & Drone footage each day at camp on our Facebook Page.
If you haven't Liked our Facebook page, please take the time to do so now.
A few things to keep in mind about Bus Drop off.
THE TIMES LISTED BELOW ARE DEPARTURE TIMES
PLEASE SHOW UP 45 MINS ISH EARLY
We need to Check all campers in to camp AND Covid-19 test anyone that does not have a Covid-19 test within 24 hours of being picked up by the bus at every stop. Our Covid-19 tests take 30 mins to give us a result. We ask that you are on time if not a little early for pick up to help us stay on schedule. We strongly suggest finding a Covid-19 testing site near you that are able to do same day results now and schedule if possible. We also ask for your patience as the amount of tests at each stop is unknown and may put us behind schedule. Please be on time or slightly early to Bus Drop off as well.
For those of you boarding in Billings and Bozeman we are asking that you provide a light breakfast or have breakfast already eaten before getting on the bus. We will be providing a sack lunch for all bus riders.
Bus Pick-Up Schedule - August 15th
7:00am - 7:50am
Walmart Parking Lot
9:50am - 10:10am
Walmart Parking Lot
Noon - 12:20pm
Flying J Truck Stop
Arrive at Camp MYDA!
Bus Drop-Off Schedule - August 19th
Bus leaves Camp MYDA
2:45pm - 3:05pm
Flying J Truck Stop
5:00pm - 5:20pm
Walmart Parking Lot
7:20pm - 7:40pm
Walmart Parking Lot
9:45pm - 10:00pm
Please make sure your camper packs everything on this list.
We can not express enough the importance of Sunscreen and bug spray!
• Sleeping bag or bedding for a twin bed
Undergarments/ socks (bring extra)
Sweatshirt(s)/Long-sleeved shirts/short-sleeved shirts/ t-shirts
Tennis shoes (maybe an extra pair in case)
Swim trunks or one-piece swimsuit (camp rule)
Toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, chap-stick, lotion
Shower shoes (crocs or flip flops)
Towels- 1 for shower and 1 for the lake
Flashlight or headlamp with batteries
Optional items: Sunglasses, Camera, journal
Diabetes Related Supplies
REMEMBER TO PACK ANY PUMP CHARGERS AND OR PHONE CHARGERS IF DEXCOM IS IN USE.
Insulin- current vial that’s being used- do not need additional vials
Pump supplies- bring extras (ensure your transmitter expiration date is not during camp)
Sensors, pump sites, skin tac
Any additional daily medication
Clothes or other items NOT to bring to camp
NO thin-strapped tank tops
NO two-piece swimsuits that reveal the naval
NO short shorts!
Knives, archery sets, firearms including pellet or air guns
Cigarettes or tobacco products
Marijuana of any sort or any other illegal products or substances
Still have questions?
We have a handy Handbook that will answer 99% of your questions. It includes everything you need to make sure your child is 100% ready for camp. There is VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION
in our Handbook.
Who will be there with your kids?
We are incredibly blessed to have a wide variety of diabetes specialists across Montana joining us for camp. Included in these volunteers are adult and pediatric endocrinologists, Physicians assistants, registered nurses, and registered dieticians/diabetes educators. The majority of these volunteers have been part of the camp Montana community for several years. Extensive volunteer training in regards to caring for type 1 diabetes and camp policy and procedures will take place prior to camp! There’s no need to worry about your camper they are in the best of hands!
How we keep your T1 Safe...
We are excited to announce we are 1 of 13 camps that utilize Camp Views! This program keeps all vital medical information available for medical staff to easily be able to see everything about your camper.* This includes a direct connection to your child's Dexcom readings day and night. We have installed a state of the art Mesh WiFi system that covers the whole camp to make sure your child is covered as much as possible.
*Not all information is shared with all staff. Dexcom readings will only be shared with medical staff.
"Camp brings you closer to your friends with diabetes who understand what you go through that your home friends can't relate to. I've been to camp for 8 years and cry every time it's time to go home."
"Camp is a place where I don't feel out of the ordinary and I can just be free."
"most everyone with diabetes has the same struggles you do, it's comforting knowing you are not alone and can share many issues with the friends that deal with the same things having diabetes."