No day at camp is “typical” however there is a structure and flow to each day. Our program directors keep us on schedule and facilitate all the fun, while our medical staff keeps everyone’s blood sugar in check. Snacks and meals, prepared by the Alton Jones staff, are overseen by our team of camp dietitians. High and low-impact activities vary throughout the day.
In June 2016, Camp Surefire hosted 110 campers, LITs and counselors. Our schedule for the week was full with traditional camp activities, diabetes education, and special guests!
Our long time friends from Rocky Silva Karate returned to camp to help us break boards and “Kick Diabetes.” Campers and counselors had fun dancing to the music of “Dr. Slick” and trying out the Rock Spot climbing wall.
The campers enjoyed swimming and canoeing, having water balloon tosses, and soaking the counselors (and Dr. Fox!) in the dunk tank. Other favorite activities during the week were the annual cookie bake- off, the counselor dress-up competition, the camp talent show, and capture the flag.Evening campfires were a great way to end our busy days.
The 2016 LITs participated in special diabetes education seminars, team building activities, and leadership exercises during the week. They also assisted with the younger campers.