The Diabetes Education and Camping Association’s
International Diabetes Camping Conference
Angelus Oaks, CA, United States
September 26-29, 2013
The Meeting Will Present Renowned Speakers, Offer Specialized Training, and
Provide Valuable Networking Opportunities
Dr. Bruce Buckingam
The conference will feature internationally recognized diabetes authority Bruce Buckingham, MD.
Dr. Buckingham’s major interest is in type 1 diabetes mellitus, continuous glucose sensor, and the
development of an artificial pancreas. Additionally, Dr. Bruce is the Medical Director of Camp de
los Ninos, and does extensive research at multiple diabetes camps. He is looking forward to
sharing what he has learned about diabetes management with the camp community.
Joanna Warren Smith
Camp Consulting Services
Joanna has evaluated hundreds of not for profit and private camps. As a result, she has acquired a
unique industry perspective of best business practices. Joanna appreciates the commitment of those
involved with mission driven organizations and is eager to assist in their efforts to enhance product
quality and bring camps to capacity enrollments. She understands the business of camp and is
passionate about the positive impact that a quality camp experience can have on a child.
Leaders in the areas of medicine, programs, and administrative protocols will offer valuable
information for providing outstanding diabetes camping programs.
Training sessions will discuss issues such using CGMS, insulin pumps and electronic data
management; discussion of best practice techniques for managing diabetes; the use of electronic
health records; special dietary needs; and other informative healthcare topics.
Topics in the administration field will address issues such as administrative processes for sound
business management; fund development strategies; recruitment, screening and training of
professional staff/volunteers; and the use of technology for data management of diabetes camping
This track will address topics such as Goals, Objectives and Outcomes; staff training and leadership;
Age Development/Age Appropriate Programming; quality programming activities; and serving
children with challenges other than diabetes.
Industry Partners Advisory Council Reception (IPAC)
This reception will be provided for IPAC, with demonstrations and samples of the latest products
for diabetes and camp administrative management
Who Should Attend
All individuals involved in diabetes camping programs and youth services will find the conference
informative and revitalizing to their professional lives. This includes camp directors, program directors,
educators, physicians, nurses, dietitians, exercise specialists, mental health professionals, board
members, staff, administrators and others involved in the operation of diabetes camping programs.
Networking and Support
The single most important reason to come to the DECA Camping Conference may be the quality
and number of connections you will make among likeminded participants. DECA is the leader and
the largest organization in the diabetes camping movement.
The conference will begin with dinner (6:00pm Pacific Standard Time) on Thursday,
September 26, 2013, and will end after breakfast (8:00am) on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
To obtain a letter of invitation to assist in obtaining a visa, please send a request to Terry Ackley,
Telephone (256) 757-8114 Fax (256) 230-3171
The Conference Fee includes conference sessions, lodging at Camp Conrad Chinnock, meals and
Individual Attendee $475 US Early Registration - available thru August 25th
$500 US Regular Registration - effective August 26th
DECA Lifetime Member $425 US Early Registration - available thru August 25th (Request Promotion Code) $450 US Regular Registration effective August 26th
Conference Fee Registration Refunds
All refund requests must be submitted in writing and received or postmarked by September 1, 2013.
Refund requests prior to that date will receive a refund, minus a 25% processing fee. We are sorry,
but refund requests after September 18, 2013, cannot be honored. All refunds will be processed 30
days after the conference concludes.
Arrival Information and Transportation
Participants are encouraged to arrive via Ontario International Airport (ONT) on September 26 at
or before 3:00pm. Ontario is one hour closer to Camp Conrad Chinnock than LAX. Arrival
arrangements include free shuttle service from Ontario only to a local hotel, where you will be
escorted to a “Welcome Room” exclusively for participants of the conference. From there, shuttle
service to Camp Conrad Chinnock is available for $25 one-way or round trip. Departing flights for
those using the shuttle service on Sunday, September 29, 2013, must be scheduled after 8:00 am.
There are no exceptions to this rule. Guests may also arrive at the Los Angeles International Airport;
however, DECA will not provide transportation from or to LAX.
International Conference Host
DECA has selected Camp Conrad Chinnock as the host site for its 2013 International Diabetes
Camping Conference. Camp Conrad Chinnock is located in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountain
Range in Southern California, approximately 7,000 feet above Los Angeles. The site is about a one
hour drive from the Ontario International Airport and two hours from Los Angeles International
Camp Conrad Chinnock is located in the Barton Flats area, just past the small mountain town of
Angelus Oaks on California State Highway 38. Highway 38 is off the University exit in Redlands,
just a few blocks north of the San Bernardino (10) Freeway. To arrive at camp by car, take
Highway 38 up the mountain road, past Angelus Oaks, taking a right turn on Jenks Lake Road East.
Camp Conrad Chinnock is the second camp on the right. Camp Conrad Chinnock is located at
4700 Jenks Lake Road East, Angelus Oaks 92305.
Lodging is provided at Camp Conrad-Chinnock in modern cabins having a restroom, two separate
sleeping areas, lights at each bunk, and central heat.
About Camp Conrad Chinnock
In 1947, Conrad Joungewaard, Director of the Centinela Valley YMCA, founded Camp Conrad
for youth to escape the crowded cities of Los Angeles. A few years later, a young physician and the
Director of Pediatrics for the University of Lorna Linda Hospital approached Jim Risner, the Camp
Director, about starting a summer camp for children with diabetes mellitus. In 1957, Dr. Robert
Chinnock opened Camp DASC (Diabetes Association of Southern California) with 17 campers who
had diabetes. With the aide of other medical technicians, Dr. Chinnock tested urine by boiling
chemicals in glass test tubes and sterilized enough glass syringes to administer the necessary daily
shots of insulin. In 1995, a grassroots group of camp staff and parents purchased Camp Conrad
from the financially ailing YMCA. Together, they helped to create Camp Conrad Chinnock, which
currently provides summer and offseason activates to over 500 children with diabetes and their
families. CCC offers programs from residential camping, river rafting, surfing camp on the beach
and much more.
Camp Conrad Chinnock is located approximately two hours from Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Sea World, Hollywood Studios, the Pacific Ocean, Palm Springs and many other attractions. Participants are
invited to take in the diverse and colorful attractions that are within a relatively short driving distance
Diabetes Education and
PO Box 385
Huntsville, AL 35804
Follow DECA’s website for updated program information.
When & Where
Terry Ackley, Executive Director
The Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) unites the worldwide diabetes camping community through leadership and education, as well as shares resources to advance programs that dramatically impact people’s lives.