International Diabetes Camping Conference - 2021

Welcome to Monday, March 1

This is your 'home base' for the administrative track sessions.  You will find a variety of topics aimed at camp administrators and general camp staff.  To join a session, simply click on the "Click to Join" button.  **Note: All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.**

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Watch a welcome from Dennis Pillion PhD, Administrative Track Chair


Schedule for Monday, March 1st

Please scroll below for the session title and descriptions for day two of the DECA International Conference. 

Administrative Track

8:00 - 10:00AM EST

Meet Up for Networking

Join your peers for networking and casual conversation.

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10:00- 10:30AM (EST)

Welcome, In Memoriam and Ice Breakers

Terry Ackley, DECA Executive Director

Lisa Gier, Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs

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10:30 - 11:45AM (EST)

Keynote: Lessons Learned from In-Person Diabetes Camps in 2020

Faculty: Ian Roberts, Camp Ho Mita Koda

Summer 2020 was extremely tough and summer 2021 is shaping up to be just as challenging. While thousands of camps across the country have been significantly impacted, a few programs whose local laws, regulations, and specific situations had the opportunity to run — while adapting and evolving their programs through new, and unexpected innovation. Join Camp Ho Mita Koda as they share lessons from summer 2020, in an honest conversation about what worked and what didn’t work.

12:15 - 12:45PM (EST)

Sponsor Spotlight: Omnipod

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12:30 - 1:00PM (EST)


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1:00 - 1:45PM (EST)

Special Guest: A Conversation with The Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Trust

Speakers:David Panzirer, Trustee, The Helmsley Charitable Trust and Ben Stang, MPA Associate Program Officer

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2:00 - 3:30PM (EST)

Camping in COVID Times: Effective Health and Wellness Measures

Faculty:Tracy Gaslin, PhD CRNI CPNP FNP-BC, Association of Camp Nurses

The difficult summer of 2020 has required a great deal of work, innovation, intentionality, and grit. For those camps who provided services during summer 2020, we can learn from them. This session will outline research information gathered from camps who operated this past summer. This session will discuss decision-making criteria and non-pharmacologic interventions (NPIs) that helped camps provide a summer experience to youth across the US.

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Handout: Camping in times of Covid

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4:00 - 5:00PM (EST)

Sustainability for the Next 18 Months - How to Keep the Gates Open

Faculty: Rob Shaw, Camp Kudzu, Bill Vierbuchen, Camp Nejeda and Kim Boaz-Wilson, Diabetes Solutions of Oklahoma

Operational Insights while managing camp organization during a global pandemic

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5:00 - 6:00PM (EST)

Fundraising for a Virtual Camp Session & Virtual Fundraising Events

Faculty: Reggie Rivers, Melanie Coyne, Camp Conrad Chinook, Ryan Martz, Camp Conrad Chinnock and Sandra Cushner-Weistein, Brainy Camps

This collaborative webinar is with Reggie Rivers, Founder and President of The Gala Team. Attendees will learn how to expand their positive impact on their community with modern and effective virtual fundraising strategies.

6:00 - 6:30PM (EST)


6:30 - 7:00PM (EST)

Sponsor Spotlight: Ultra Camp

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7:00 - 8:00PM(EST

Campfire Chat: Insurance Changes 2021

Facilitator: Mark Moyer, MBA, MHA, Camp Setabaid, Kat Shreve, Camp Kudzu and Kaylor Glassman, Diabetes Youth Families

Camp insurance has faced many challenges in recent years and is changing rapidly in late 2020 and early 2021. We also saw eight carriers reduce to seven as one large carrier completely pulled from the camp insurance industry. The remaining carriers are all significantly changing coverages and some are not picking up new clients. This campfire chat will provide tips for diabetes camps which: -define the roles and the importance of individuals and companies in the camp insurance industry -help your camp receive proposals for coverage -review types of insurance to consider to safeguard the camp’s assets and reputation This campfire chat will include a panel of camp professionals from various backgrounds (e.g. large camps operating on their own property to small camps operating on leased property) to share their experience when selecting insurance for their camp.

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Handout: Insurance Changes 2021

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7:00 - 8:00PM(EST

Campfire Chat: How to Make Camp Work in a Covid Environment

Facilitator: Ernie Fernandez, MD

Camp protocols for operating In-person residential camp program. Dealing with financial Implications of added safety protocols.

8:00 - 10:00PM

Meet Up for Networking 1

Join your peers for networking and casual conversations