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CAMP BETA at Touch of Nature in Makanda


Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018    
All Day


Touch of Nature Environmental Center
1206 Touch of Nature Rd, Makanda, IL, 62958

Event Type

Overnight camp for children ages 9-15 with type 1 diabetes.

Camp is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, at Southern Illinois University Touch of Nature.  Camp BETA is free to all campers who meet the criteria. Opportunities are available for counselors-in-training for ages 16-17.  Camp Check in is Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Believe in Yourself – Diabetes can be better managed with a positive attitude.

Empower Yourself – You are the one in control, not diabetes.

Talk – Be willing to ask for help and communicate with the right people about your needs.

Act – Take action to help you body by being proactive, eating healthy and taking your medications.

Weekend Activities Include:

  • Ziplining
  • Hayride
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Hiking
  • Arts and Crafts

Registration is available online at or by calling (618) 453-1121. You may also register in person at Touch of Nature Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, email Vicki Lang at  Visit the website at: