General Camp Information
Camp Possibilities is a camp for children with diabetes between the ages of 8 and 15 who, due to the complexity of diabetes management often do not get the chance to go to a summer camp.
At Camp Possibilities we offer swimming, fishing, arts and crafts projects, basketball, field games, a nature walk, talent show, dance and other activities.
We hold dedicated diabetes education sessions at camp; however these are intended only in the spirit of providing support, information and encouragement to our campers. Camp Possibilities is a camp for children with diabetes, not a diabetes boot camp, and some of the most valuable educational opportunities come in the form of teachable moments which occur when the campers interact with our medical staff and their counselors during insulin administration and throughout the day.
Camp is held at Camp Ramblewood (www.ramblewood.com), located in Darlington, Maryland on 200 scenic acres of private property. Please view their website at www.ramblewood.com to read about their accommodations, see photos of their cabins, pool and other facilities. Camp Possibilities has been held at this location since 2004, and it is convenient to Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia. For driving directions please click here.
Our volunteers number over 70 and collectively give over 5,000 hours of their time to make camp happen. We simply would not exist without their generosity, caring and expertise. Our medical staff, consisting of pediatric endocrinologists and nurse practitioners, registered nurses, certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians and others collectively give well over $100,000 of their time, knowledge and service. Our counselors and recreation staff are comprised of high school and college students and professionals from the community.
As a non-profit organization, Camp Possibilities relies on charitable contributions to run our program. We award financial assistance to those who qualify, and about 35-40% of our families typically receive either full or partial camperships. The actual cost to Camp Possibilities is $1,925 per camper for the week of camp, $725 more than we charge. Those families who are able to pay the actual cost, or any portion of it, are encouraged to do so. Payments above the amount of the program fee are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The camper fee is $1,200 for 2016.
Camp Possibilities is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization established in 2002.