Campers Jump off Swimming island in Flathead Lake at Montana Youth Diabetes Camp MYDA 2021
Camp MYDA

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.

Camp Dates

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.

Monday

Favorite shirt day

Tuesday

Only in Montana

Wednesday

Only on the beach

Thursday

Only on the dance floor

Friday

Day of mindfulness & reflection of camp

Camp Location

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
aug 15th

Camp Pick up
aug 19th

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.

Bus Schedule

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

Billings

5:30am

Amend Park

 

Bozeman

7:00am - 7:50am

Walmart Parking Lot

 

Helena

9:50am - 10:10am

Walmart Parking Lot

 

Missoula

Noon - 12:20pm

Flying J Truck Stop

 

Arrive at Camp MYDA!

2:00pm

Bus Drop-Off Schedule - August 19th

 

Bus leaves Camp MYDA

12:30pm

 

Missoula

2:45pm - 3:05pm

Flying J Truck Stop

 

Helena

5:00pm - 5:20pm

Walmart Parking Lot

 

Bozeman

7:20pm - 7:40pm

Walmart Parking Lot

 

Billings

9:45pm - 10:00pm

Amend Park

Packing List

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  

  • Pillow  

  • Raincoat/poncho/hat/cap  

  • Undergarments/ socks (bring extra)  

  • Sweatshirt(s)/Long-sleeved shirts/short-sleeved shirts/ t-shirts  

     Jeans/shorts/pants  

  • Tennis shoes (maybe an extra pair in case)  

  • Pajamas  

  • Swim trunks or one-piece swimsuit (camp rule)  

  • Shower toiletries:  

  • 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  

  • Bug spray/sunscreen  

  • Flashlight or headlamp with batteries  

  •  Water bottle  

  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  

  • Alcohol

  • Fireworks 

handbook

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.

Camper Testimonials

Jenna 17

"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."

Silas 17

"Camp is a place where I don't feel out of the ordinary and I can just be free."

Hunter 17

"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."

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