survive and thrive bootcamp
(for adults with type 1 diabetes)
Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2, 2019

*For adults (21+) looking to register along with a non-diabetic spouse/significant other, please refer to Plus 1 Weekend.

REGISTRATION ANTICIPATED TO OPEN IN JANUARY 2019

 

Survive and Thrive Bootcamp weekends for adults (ages 21 and older) with type 1 diabetes area premier weekends offering a balance of relaxation and fun with intense interactive education designed to empower adults with type 1 diabetes. The weekend includes a line-up of speakers who are knowledgeable about living with diabetes as an adult.

CONNECT  -  RE-ENERGIZE  - GROW

  • EDUCATION - Interactive Educational Sessions facilitated by professionals in their individual fields.

  • INFORMATION - Vendor Fair with a variety of diabetes-related products and organizations.

  • CONNECTION - Meet and connect with other adults with type 1 diabetes; share and learn from others with type 1.

  • FUN! Activities including zipline, boating, archery, bonfire and more will be offered.

  • 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. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free alternatives will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring and store their own snacks as well, but please note that we are a nut-free facility.


Pricing

Participants may select from two accommodation types. Please find more information about the accommodations below. Pricing is all-inclusive and includes housing, meals, snacks, and the full program including all activities with the exception of massage therapy. A $30 discount can be applied for Camp Nejeda Alumni participants, including those who have previously participated in Bootcamp.

Options include:

  • Full Weekend, Health Center Accommodations: $250

  • Full Weekend, Cabin Accommodations: $220

  • Saturday Only: $150

Program costs will be fully refundable up until 1 month before the start of the program. After that time, refunds will be made only at the discretion of the Camp Nejeda Foundation.


ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodation options include group-style camper cabins with a half bath and access to our newly constructed bath house (a short walk from your cabin) or the option to upgrade to shared dorm-style rooms with 2 sets of bunk beds and shared bathrooms on the second floor of our Helmsley Heath Center facility. Rooms in the Helmsley Health Center have limited availability and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Two rooms on the first floor of the Health Center are handicap accessible. Please contact victoria.benyo@campnejeda.org or 973-383-2611 x224 to request a handicap accessible room.

  Helmsley Health Center dorm-style climate controlled housing with shared bathrooms and common space.

Helmsley Health Center dorm-style climate controlled housing with shared bathrooms and common space.

  Camper Cabins - Rustic but comfortable camper cabins with electricity and half bath. Newly constructed bath house is a short walk from cabins.

Camper Cabins - Rustic but comfortable camper cabins with electricity and half bath. Newly constructed bath house is a short walk from cabins.

If you do not wish to stay on-site, but would like to stay close by, here are some nearby hotels for your convenience:

  • Econo Lodge, Newton NJ (8 miles) 2 stars

  • Holiday Motel, Andover NJ (9 miles) 1 star

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Sparta NJ (9 miles) 2 stars

  • Holiday Inn, Budd Lake NJ (17 miles) 3 stars

  • Residence Inn, Mount Olive NJ (17 miles) 3 stars


weekend Outline

Friday may 31

  • 1:00 pm-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 or biking trail.

  • 4:00 pm-6:00 pm-Regular Check In

  • 6:00 pm-tour of Camp Nejeda

  • 6:30 pm Dinner

  • 7:30-10:00 pm-Interactive Social activity to kick off the weekend, followed by some free time to relax

Saturday June 1

  • 8:00 - 8:45 am-Registration for Saturday Only Participants

  • 3 Whole Group Sessions

  • 2 Breakout Sessions with several topics to choose from

  • Vendor Fair

  • Enjoy fun 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 2

  • 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

2019 Session topics include:

  • Diabetes research

  • Diabetes Technology

  • Advocacy

  • Culinary Nutrition Workshop

  • Women & Diabetes (Pregnancy, Menstruation, & Menopause)

  • Exercising with Diabetes

  • Diabetes Burnout

  • Mental Health/Well-being

  • Taboo Topics

  • Back to Basics

  • Navigating Insurance

  • “The C Word” (Complications)


Attire

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 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.


“What a great weekend! I learned a lot and felt so welcomed by everyone. And spent my first night ever at sleep away camp!”

Please email or call with questions: 
victoria.benyo@campnejeda.org or 973-383-2611 x 224