The JDRF Desert Southwest Chapter was thrilled to partner with Camp Soaring Eagle offering 20 teens a life changing experience! An all inclusive camp weekend, Friday thru Sunday located at Jackpot Ranch in Camp Verde, Arizona.
5 teens are placed into one of four units where they receive round the clock care provided by medical staff, diabetic counselors and unit leaders. Three hearty meals plus snacks were provided each day. Campers participated in various indoor and outdoor activities including arts and crafts, basketball, archery, fishing, horseback riding, paddle boats, nightly unit discussions, and a diabetes education hour!
Camp Soaring Eagle’s attention to detail makes each camp weekend unique and special! Our western theme carried through the weekend from horseback riding and line dancing at the camp dance to live entertainment from country music newcomers Firefly!! The Firefly trio not only performed but was gracious enough to sign autographs; raffle off cd’s and even took photos!
During the closing ceremonies on Sunday, teens were recognized for participating in activities they did for the first time, giving injections on their own for the first time and playing a vital role to their peers outside of and within their individual units.
Inspiration. Empower. Friendship.
We hope you enjoy all the fun photos from our 2012 Teen Camp Weekend!!
With our deepest appreciation we want to thank everyone who had a hand in coordinating, executing, attending and contributing to our teen camp weekend!
Desert Southwest Chapter Staff