Gales Creek Camp is a place where children and teens gain confidence in managing their diabetes. Our goal is to help each child grow toward living an active, independent life. Campers learn to test themselves and give injections. They learn how food and exercise are linked to insulin, and how sports, illness and stress interact with diabetes. Perhaps most important of all, Gales Creek Campers learn that diabetes does not prevent them from living active, satisfying lives. Staff members, many of whom have diabetes themselves, model healthy habits and demonstrate that children with diabetes go on to college, enter the work force, and become successful adults.