SAVE THE DATE!!!  CAMP 2021 – – – AUGUST 1-AUGUST 5

Typically, Camp Sweet Life would already have camp registration open or soon to be open.  However, as we all know this year has been anything but “typical”.  After discussions with our Medical Director and Board of Directors we have decided to delay opening up 2021 camp registration.  Of course, we are still hopeful that we will be able to host camp in 2021, but it is too soon to say if that will be possible due to the current state of COVID-19.

Camp Sweet Life’s number one priority has, and will always be, the safety of our campers and staff.  Therefore, we will continue to work with our medical experts to help us determine how to best serve our campers in the coming year.  We will continue to communicate with you as we gather information and get closer to a final determination about 2021 camp.

We are wishing you and your families a wonderful new year, and are very much looking forward to the day when we can sit alongside our campers at camp!  Until then, be well and stay healthy!

Camp Sweet Life Adventures was created with the child and family in mind. The goal of the camp is to provide a fun, outdoor camp for kids with diabetes, complete with campfires, s’mores, and camp songs. At Camp Sweet Life Adventures, your child with diabetes will enjoy a wonderful summer camp experience, just like any other kid.

CAMP ACTIVITIES

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Water Activities
  • Group Games
  • STEM Activities
  • Shooting sports: Archery & Sling Shots
  • Nature Exploration
  • Dancing

SAFETY AT CAMP

  • Medical supervision around the clock
  • Meals planned and supervised by Registered Nutritionist
  • Counselors trained in diabetes care
  • Age appropriate activities planned and supervised

MEET OUR MEDICAL DIRECTOR –
Dr. Jenny Kyllo, MD
Medical Director
Endocrine Clinic and McNeely Diabetes Center
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

I’m a native of Rochester, MN, did my undergraduate studies at St Olaf College. I went to medical school at the University of Minnesota and did my Pediatric and Pediatric Endocrinology training at the University of Iowa. Our family moved back to Minnesota in 1996, and I have been at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota since then. At Children’s, we’re proud to be the biggest clinic in the area providing diabetes care and the best of new technology to kids. Outside of work, I like outdoor activities, camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, and pretty much anything that gets me out in the woods. I have a lot of good stories to tell about YMCA camping experiences as a kid and teen.  If the weather is bad, I will get my sewing machine out and work on a quilt or two.  My husband, Dan, and I have 4 wonderful children and four grandchildren that keep us busy, as well.

Camp Committee Members:

Jeff Haala – more info to come!

Ken Buckley – more info to come!