Camp morris details
MISSION: The mission of The Diabetes Family Connection is to positively transform life with diabetes through the power of community.
CAMP DATES: Sunday, June 14 - Saturday, June 20, 2020
LOCATION: YMCA Camp Hanes, King, NC
AGES: 7-17 years-old; Leaders In Training (LIT) Program available for rising Seniors in High School
REGISTRATION: OPENS JANUARY 2020
DESCRIPTION: Camp Morris is a one-week, action packed summer camp serving youth living with diabetes. Kids and teens looking to experience an independent camp program will find this week chock-full of excitement, friendship, and learning opportunities. Campers are assigned cabins by age and supervised by experienced counselors (many of whom are living with diabetes themselves) and a dedicated team of healthcare professionals including: pediatric endocrinologists; registered nurses; registered dietitians; pharmacists; and certified diabetes educators. Camp Morris is a “challenge-by-choice” environment where campers have the opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities that include: archery; canoeing; camp fires; swimming; zip-lines; arts and crafts; multiple challenge courses; and so much more! Our staff and volunteers are experts at “meeting campers where they’re at,” using teachable moments throughout the week to promote healthy, age-appropriate independence in diabetes management.
MEET THE Camp Morris Leadership Team
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message from our camp director
Dear Camp Morris Parents,
The staff of Camp Morris and I are so excited to share the week of camp with your child. We believe in the power of camp and a positive mental attitude. My goal is for your child to have a safe, fun, and impactful week. Personally, diabetes camp remains one of the most influential experiences of my life, and has taught me that I'm in control of my life, not diabetes. Thank you for the opportunity to share this awesome week with your child!
We can’t wait to see you this summer!
Camp Morris history
Dr. Mary Ann Morris (1946-2014)
Camp Morris is named in honor of Dr. Mary Ann Morris, beloved pediatric endocrinologist, researcher, professor, and camp medical director. As an untiring advocate for children living with type 1, Dr. Morris played an integral role in bringing diabetes camp to the Carolinas. She was known for her gift of treating a child as a whole person, not just focusing on their diabetes management. Through her work, she enabled patients and their families to have the confidence and ability to live a full, active life with diabetes. She treasured her colleagues, patients, friends, campers, and students, who will always remember her for her radiant smile and tremendous ability to exude positivity, compassion, and a love for life.