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Survive and Thrive Bootcamp 2017 weekend for adults with type 1 diabetes

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Camp Nejeda

910 Saddleback Road

Stillwater, NJ 07875

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Survive and Thrive Bootcamp weekend for adults (ages 21 and over) with type 1 diabetes is a premier weekend offering a balance of relaxation and fun with intense interactive education designed to empower adults with type 1 diabetes.

Survive and Thrive Bootcamp will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Camp Nejeda in Stillwater, New Jersey.



  • EDUCATION - Interactive Educational Sessions facilitated by professionals in their given fields
  • INFORMATION - Vendor Fair with a variety of diabetes-related products and organizations represented
  • CONNECTION - Connect and meet adults with type 1 diabetes; share and learn from others with T1D
  • FUN! - Activities including zipline, boating, archery, bonfire and more
  • RELAXATION - Relax and unwind with a private or chair massage offered by licensed Massage Therapists throughout the weekend (additional fee required).

Meals and snacks are included. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free alternatives will be provided. Please let us know of all dietary restrictions and food allergies when prompted during Registration, so that we are able to accommodate these into our menu for the weekend.


Participants may select from Full Weekend or Saturday-Only passes.
Discounts are provided for Camp Nejeda Alumni participants, including those who have previously participated in Bootcamp. **New Pricing Option available this year for those who wish to participate in the full weekend but would prefer to stay off-site**

  • Full Weekend, Health Center Accommodations: $240 SOLD OUT*
  • Alumni- Full Weekend, Health Center Accommodations: $210 SOLD OUT*
  • Full Weekend, Cabin Accommodations: $215
  • Alumni- Full Weekend, Cabin Accommodations: $185
  • Full Weekend, No Accommodations: $185
  • Alumni- Full Weekend, No Accommodations: $155
  • Saturday Only: $150
  • Alumni- Saturday Only: $139

*If you wish to be put on a Wait List for any Sold Out Accommodations, please email victoria.benyo@campnejeda.org. You will be notified should a spot become available.


Accommodation options include group-style *Camper Cabins with a half bath and access to our newly constructed shower building (a short walk from your cabin) or the option to upgrade to temperature controlled, shared dorm style rooms with shared bathrooms in our newly constructed Helmsley Health Center (limited availability). If you plan to attend with a friend, there is an option to request a specific roommate upon registration.

If you do not wish to sleep on-site, some nearby hotels are listed on our website for your convenience.


You are attending Survive and Thrive Bootcamp at Camp Nejeda – a summer camp for children with type 1 diabetes. Accommodations are that of a summer camp facility and while you will have access to modern conveniences, you should pack for the experience. Participants are encouraged to pack comfortable and casual attire and include warm clothes for evenings and outdoor activities. Layers work best! A full packing list will be provided to you in the weeks preceding the program.

*Cabins are not heated. Please pack sleeping bags and/or sheets and extra blankets. In the event that the weather is unseasonably cold, Camp Nejeda will provide additional heat sources in the cabins.

2017 Program (for speaker bios, please see our website www.surviveandthrivebootcamp.org)

Friday June 2

  • 1pm-Early Check In begins. For anyone who would like to stretch their legs after the drive, you are welcome to take a walk along Todd's Trail, or venture a little farther off-site for a longer hiking trail.
  • 4pm-6pm-Regular Check In
  • 6pm-tour of Camp Nejeda
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:30-10:00pm-Interactive Social activity to kick off the weekend, followed by some free time to relax

Saturday June 3

  • 8:00 - 8:45am Registration for Saturday Only Participants
  • 3 Whole Group Sessions
  • 2 Breakout Sessions with several topics to choose from
  • Vendor Fair
  • Enjoy some camp activities such as zip lining and boating!
  • Relax with a Professional Massage! ***Additional Fee applies***
  • Time in the evening to socialize or relax around a bonfire, weather permitting

Sunday June 4

  • Start your morning off with some Yoga
  • 2 Breakout Sessions with several topics to choose from
  • Enjoy some camp activities such as zip lining and archery!
  • Relax with a Professional Massage! ***Additional Fee applies***
  • The weekend will conclude after Lunch

Four Whole Group Sessions:

  • Living Beyond: We kick the weekend off with an exciting and interactive activity sponsored by Beyond Type 1.
  • Current and Upcoming Technology-Presented by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Learn about the newest and upcoming research and technology in diabetes from the JDRF.
  • Mindfulness and Nutrition-Presented by Laura Cipullo RD, CDE CEDRD, CDN and Holly Warfel MS, RD, CDE, CDN. Join Laura and Holly to learn about different forms of mindful eating and how you can apply it while living with type 1 diabetes.
  • Mindful Fitness and Diabetes: The Interconnected Mind and Body-Presented by Daniele Hargenrader BSNS, CPT, CHT, PWD. In this informative and interactive session, we will learn all about why the practices of mindfulness and fitness go hand in hand, and exactly HOW to put these healthy habits into practice while living with diabetes. We will cover actionable techniques that can immediately and easily be applied to your everyday life in order to improve your relationship with yourself and your diabetes.

Four Break Out Sessions, with a total of 7-8 topics to choose from including:

  • Diabetes (De)Stress-Presented by Dr. D'Arcy King. No matter how diligent you are about your diabetes management, one thing is certain - you will have to live with the ups and downs of living with this disease. In this workshop we will help to identify specifically what is causing your diabetes distress and learn techniques to help you to (de)stress.
  • Minimed 670G Closed Loop System. Curious about the first closed loop system to be approved by the FDA? Come learn everything you want to know about Minimed's revolutionary 670G system.
  • Everyday Diabetes-Presented by Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus. Join Registered Dietitians and Authors Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus to learn how to eat easily and live well with diabetes. This session will be a live cooking class/demo featuring recipes from their cookbook, Everyday Diabetes Meals - Cooking for One or Two.
  • Regaining Your Resilience-Presented by Dr. D'Arcy King. When complications come, it can feel like nothing will ever be the same again. In this workshop, share your experience with others and discuss steps you can take to find a way forward.
  • Easy Ways to Engage on Policy-Presented by Bennett Dunlap. As a passionate and experienced advocate for better diabetes care, Bennett joins us to speak about easy ways to engage with policymakers.
  • The Mindset of Choosing Motivation-Presented by Daniele Hargenrader. All too often we hear about motivation, but we rarely learn HOW to understand it and make it a habitual part of our day to day lives. In this presentation, we will learn about why motivation is a personal choice, much like our diabetes management practices, and how to consciously and intentionally welcome the mindset of motivation into our daily lives.

Please email victoria@campnejeda.org or call 973-383-2611 x 224 with questions about this program.

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