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International Diabetes Camping Conference

Terry Ackley, Executive Director

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM - Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

International Diabetes Camping Conference

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Individual Attendee Ended $500.00 $0.00
DECA Lifetime Member Registration   more info Ended $450.00 $0.00
Shuttle Service From Ontario International Airport (ONT) Ended $25.00 $0.00

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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

Featured Speakers


Dr. Bruce Buckingam

Stanford University

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.


General Sessions

Leaders in the areas of medicine, programs, and administrative protocols will offer valuable

information for providing outstanding diabetes camping programs.


Medical Sessions

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.

Administration Sessions

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



Programming Sessions

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.


Conference Schedule

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.


Visa Requirements

To obtain a letter of invitation to assist in obtaining a visa, please send a request to Terry Ackley,

Executive Director


Email terry.ackley@diabetescamps.org


Telephone (256) 757-8114     Fax (256) 230-3171


Conference Fee

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.


Western Adventure

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

from camp.


 Diabetes Education and

 Camping Association

 PO Box 385

 Huntsville, AL 35804


Follow DECA’s website for updated program information.



Have questions about International Diabetes Camping Conference? Contact Terry Ackley, Executive Director

When & Where

Camp Conrad-Chinnock
4700 Jenks Lake Road East
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM - Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

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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.

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