survive and thrive bootcamp-Plus 1 Weekend
(for adults with type 1 diabetes + a Significant Other)
Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15, 2019

Survive and Thrive Bootcamp weekends for adults (ages 21 and older) with type 1 diabetes are premier weekends offering a balance of relaxation and fun with intense interactive education. Plus 1 Weekends include aspects designed to empower adults with type 1 diabetes, with additional sessions devoted to those supporting a loved one with diabetes. Go to speakers together, or let your interests take you to different sessions before meeting back up for some traditional camp fun! The weekend includes a line-up of speakers who are knowledgeable about living with diabetes as an adult, and/or supporting those who do.


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  • 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.


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.

Options include:

  • Health Center Accommodations: $400 per couple

  • Cabin Accommodations: $350 per couple

  • No Accommodations: $250 per couple

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.


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.

Please note that camper cabins are shared and that couples will have an opportunity to indicate their preference for a cabin shared with other couples, or in a gendered cabin with all females or all males. Rooms in the Helmsley Health Center allow for couples to stay in a private room but 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 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


FRIDAY september 13

  • 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 september 14

  • 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!

  • Meals and snacks throughout the day

  • Relax with a Professional Massage (Additional Fee applies)

  • Time in the evening to socialize or relax around a bonfire, weather permitting

SUNDAY september 15

  • Start your morning off with some Yoga before breakfast

  • 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






  • supporting a significant other with type 1 diabetes

  • juggling Pregnancy, kids, and diabetes

  • winning with diabetes


  • Diabetes 101


  • The struggle is real (for plus 1s too)


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.


  • I attended bootcamp in  June.  How is plus 1 different?  

    • Plus 1 Weekend is an opportunity to share camp with your significant other and connect with other couples living with T1D! A few of the speakers/presentations will repeat, but most will be new and will have different information than was at the June program.

  • The website says we can attend sessions together or apart.  Are there separate sessions for the plus 1?

    • At Plus 1 Weekend there will be sessions developed with the significant others in mind, however if you prefer to attend presentations with your T1D, there will be other general interest sessions to choose from as well. Plus 1 specific sessions will include Diabetes 101, The Struggle is Real (For Plus 1s Too), and Supporting a Significant Other with T1D.

  • My plus 1 and I have been together for a long time, and we are doing ok.  What would we get out of this program?

    • A fun weekend getaway, full of archery, zip lining, connecting with other couples, and information about the latest and greatest developments in T1D research!

Please email or call with questions: or 973-383-2611 x 224