FAQs


General Questions

What age Campers does STIX Diabetes Programs serve?

We currently are supporting children 8 - 19 through the following camps:

  • Camp TWIGS: Ages 6 - 8
  • Camp STIX: Ages 8 - 16
  • Sports Camp (Basketball): Ages 8 - 18 (still in H.S.)
  • Adventure Camp: Ages: 16 - 19

For specific camp information, please visit the camp specific page under the camps tab in the orange banner above.

Who is camp for?

Diabetic children, youth and young adults in the Greater Inland Northwest.

When and where is camp?

For camp dates, please visit the camp specific page under the camps tab in the orange banner above.

Are campers required to attend the entire camp session?

This is camp specific and handled on an individual basis. Please contact the camp director to discuss your needs.   

Can my friend or sibling come with me to camp?

Space permitting, non-diabetic friends and siblings are welcome to register for our camps, although priority will be given to campers with diabetes. 

How do I apply for tuition assistance?

As part of the registration process for each camp there will be a separate step where you can apply for a tuition assistance.  Campership recipients will be notified via email after registration closes for each individual camp.

Please contact stix@stixdiabetes.org with any questions regarding the need for financial assistance.

Can I attend more than one camp?

YES! You are welcome to register for any camp your age qualifies you for. Please keep in mind, you will only receive financial assistance from STIX Diabetes Programs for tuition for one camp.  Please email stix@stixdiabetes.org with any questions regarding this policy. 

What if my child has allergies, specific dietary requirements or other needs?

Our medical staff for all camps are trained in the use of epi-pens and necessary treatments for allergic reactions. You will complete a health questionnaire about your child's specific allergies as part of the camper application process so we can best care for your child in the event of a reaction.

All STIX Diabetes Programs are peanut-free. We offer specialty diet options for anyone with specific food allergies including but not limited to gluten, dairy, certain nuts, specific fruits, etc. Our DISH staff is highly dedicated to avoid cross contamination and we are able to accommodate most (if not all) food allergies. Information regarding this will be collected during the registration process.

If a child needs accommodation to attend camp, an interactive meeting with the family and camp leadership is required. Our programs are designed to meet the needs of our campers based on a 6:1 camper to counselor ratio. We are not equipped to provide 1:1 assistance/supervision.

How do I volunteer for camp?

If you are interested in volunteering for any of our camps, please visit our Volunteer Registration page to begin the volunteer application process. http://stixdiabetes.org/volunteer-signup

What are other ways I can volunteer with STIX Diabetes Programs?

We have volunteer needs throughout the year. Please visit the Our Team tab above for current volunteer opportunities.

Is my donation tax deductible?

STIX Diabetes Programs is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization (EIN 91-2077207). All donations are tax-deductible as provided by law. However, a payment on a camper's behalf is NOT considered a tax deductible donation and rather is a private donation to that specific camper.

Can I donate unused insulin, testing supplies, and/or pump supplies to any of the camps?

Federal law prohibits the transfer of prescription medication to any person other than the patient for whom it is prescribed. We are very fortunate to have donations from insulin, pump and 3rd party companies who help us procure the supplies we need for camp.

As an alternative, please consider Insulin for Life at https://ifl-usa.org. They are specially licensed to accept donations of diabetes supplies.