Paid Position-Summer Camp Counselor
Our 12 year old son was diagnosed with diabetes in May 2011 and has recently started wearing an insulin pump.
For the fourth consecutive summer, he will be attending a seven week sleep-away camp in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York (just north of Saratoga Springs and Lake George). The camp is a leading camp in the U.S.-- however, it is not a diabetes camp. We are currently looking for a male who can serve as a full-time general counselor in our son's cabin at camp while simultaneously serving as a "shadow" for him, helping him manage his diabetes. The position runs from mid-June through the third week of August (including pre-camp orientation).
Friends of ours whose children have diabetes and attend the same camp have successfully filled this position for several summers and have a lot of positive experience to share.
Our son is a fun-loving, active, sensitive boy who enjoys all aspects of summer camp. He tests his blood glucose levels frequently (10+ times per day) to maintain his activity level and keep good control. He determines his insulin bolus requirements via carb counting while always factoring in his activity levels.
The ideal candidate must be at least 19 years old, hardworking, patient and extremely responsible with good organization and communication skills. The person must enjoy working with kids and have a desire to work at a summer camp. The person must have knowledge of diabetes and how to manage it. A candidate that already wears an insulin pump would be ideal.
For additional background on the camp itself, you can visit: www.campecholake.com
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