Bearskin Meadow Camp
Bearskin Meadow Camp, BMC, is one of the oldest and largest wilderness resident camps for children, teens and families affected by diabetes. We're located in the Sequoia National Forest, 65 miles east of Fresno, California at an elevation of 5800 feet. Campers and families join us from all over California, the United States, and the world. Celebrating its 75th season of camp, BMC was founded with the philosophy that children and teens with diabetes can do anything other kids can do, including experience summer camp adventures. We also know that diabetes is a condition that affects the whole family, including siblings and parents. From June to August each summer, we offer a number of different specialty programs to choose from including: kids camps; teen camp; family camps; and leadership training programs. Bearskin Meadow gives campers and parents a uniquely supportive community of peers and adults who truly understand the day to day challenges of living with diabetes. Whether it is a great overnight camp out, a tough hike accomplished by the group, or a funny skit presented at camp fire, we do it together and with a cooperative spirit that encourages each individual to succeed this his or her fullest extent. The Diabetic Youth Foundation also offers a Day Camp program, a second resident camp program Camp de los Ninos and a wide variety of year-round programs! Most of our year-round programs are held in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are looking to expand to the Sacramento and San Jose areas in the coming year. Programs are available for Kids, Teens, Families and the community (school personnel conferences,etc). Keep your eye on our website www.dyf.org or our facebook page (search Bearskin Meadow Camp and look for the DYF logo) for more information about 2012 programs!