About Camp Possibilities
Camp Possibilities is a camp for children with diabetes between the ages of 8 and 17 who, due to the complexity of diabetes management, often do not get the chance to go to a summer camp. Ages 8 - 15 are considered campers and 16 and 17 year old’s participate in the Leadership-in-Training program.
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, located in Darlington, Maryland on 200 scenic acres of private property. Please view their website 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.
Our volunteers number over 900 and collectively give over 7,500 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 $125,000 of their time, knowledge and service. Our counselors and recreation staff are comprised of high school and college students and professionals from the community.
Camp Possibilities is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt (ID#51-0412903) organization established in 2002.