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Lions prepare for children’s camp
Houston County Courier - January 2009
CROCKETT - Each year the Texas Lions Camp offers camping for children with physical disabilities and Type I diabetes, and this year is no exception.
The Texas Lions Camp is a non-profit organization supported by Lions Clubs throughout the state of Texas that offers children such fun as swimming, boating, music, sports, horseback riding, photography, nature studies, high/low ropes course, sleeping under the stars and archery.
The Texas Lions Camp has, since 1949, served over 50,000 children with special medical conditions enjoy a summer camping experience.
Children attend the camp at no cost to their families. Families however, must complete the application process in order for their child to attend one of the eight sessions.
A medical team joins the staff of the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville during the diabetes sessions to help children with Type 1 diabetes learn more about their condition.
The trained team teaches children about eating properly, monitoring their own blood sugar, and giving their own insulin injections. Parents are also offered a special day of instruction designed to update them on the latest information concerning diabetes management.
Children with physical disabilities eligible to participate in summer camping programs must be between the ages of seven and 16 and children with Type 1 diabetes must be between the ages of eight and 15.
Parents interested in their children attending either the children with disabilities camp or the Type 1 diabetes camp should contact Crockett Lions Club member Patty Meyer at 544-8131. Additional information can be found at www.lionscamp.com