Our youngest son was recently diagnosed. It was, in a way, harder than the first time for me emotionally because I knew exactly what I was getting into even though the "learning curve" was much easier; to say the least. Because our daughter has been pumping for many years our endo suggested starting our son on the pump from the start and he was interested so we agreed. He seems to be coping well as of now. My daughter attends diabetes camp in Massachusetts at Clara Barton every summer and has since we lived on the East Coast. I think it's important for my son (he wants to go) to Camp Joslin and meet other kids his age, as diabetes is no longer "just Katie's issue" as he said the other night. However, I am not sure where this came from but my husband is very uncomfortable sending him to a camp with primarily/all male staff. I know there are female nurses and some other members of the staff, but we have had an experience where a family friend's child was inappropriately touched by a much older (50's) camp staff personnel at an 8 week summer long sleepover camp. In what I know from Katie going to, and loving Barton (although quite resistent at first!) besides the administration, most staff are college aged with type 1 themselves. I am trying to respect his concerns but really can't justify them as a reason not to send our child to camp. I think the experience of our friends has a big impact, but unfortunately bad things happen anywhere and we can't keep our kids locked in the house because of them, we can just keep them as safe as possible. Does anyone have any advice? Any children around this age who attend Joslin? Especially from the NY area (since I am doubting from California?!) All and any feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope I am not raising a controversial topic, I nor my husband are placing judgement on what we feel has been the greatest experience for Katie and he does agree it would be for our son too. I think he just can't get someone else's terrible and unfortunate experience at a totally different place out of the back of his head, which has led him to believe that boys camps are different. The new diagnosis has been hard on us, and any feedback would be great.