The gift of camp

We are very fortunate that our camps are staffed entirely by volunteers and we are always in need of support from the community.

Camp STIX is our largest camp of approximately 200 campers age 9-16, but we now also offer Camp TWIGS our day-camp for kids age 6-8, and a weekend retreat for teens and young adults through Adventure Camp for ages 16-19. 

Camp STIX has as many volunteers as they do campers to make the awesome week possible! Approximately 75 MASH Team Members care for our campers diabetes management 24/7. This team includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and many professional students.  We also have roughly 40 kitchen volunteers, fondly referred to as DISH staff, who make and serve 3 meals and 2 snacks every day. This group includes nutrition experts, dietitians, and cheerful kitchen helpers who plan menus, prepare the food, measure carbs and keep campers well fed.  Over 100 volunteers make up our Program and Support staff which includes our Education, Arts and Crafts, Photography, and Creative/Media Teams. 

STIX Diabetes Programs is comprised of 15 Board Members, including an Executive Team, and two administrative personnel who meet monthly (at minimum) and work all year for camp, which includes planning our "Share the Experience" Dinner Auction. There are also numerous vendors that provide us with tens of thousands of dollars in glucose meters, test strips, insulin, medical supplies, backpacks, and fun take-home items for which we are profoundly thankful.

Yet many expenses remain.


No camper has ever been turned away for inability to pay; however, the average amount paid by each family is less than half of what it costs to attend camp. Events such as our "Share the Experience" dinner auction and monthly or annual donations from people like you help make up the difference.



Our volunteers make our camps possible. Whether you want to volunteer for a specific event, help with the auction, or serve as a camp counselor--we need you! Once you experience the STIX community you will be forever changed while making an impact on the lives of youth living with T1D.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship will go toward making it possible for a child to attend one of our camps. Sponsors are highlighted throughout the year on social media and in our quarterly newsletter. The T1D community is a close knit one with frequent communication and support for one another and those who support making a difference in the lives of those living with this chronic disease. You can make a difference in the life of a child living with Type 1 Diabetes in our community through sponsorship of the annual “Share the Experience” dinner auction or other events throughout the year. Please contact us at for more information on how to donate. 

Sponsor a Camper

Are you sponsoring a specific camper?

Whether it is a family member, friend, or a neighbor, your sponsorship can go to the camper of your choice. We offer the option for individual campers to create a 'fundraising page' as part of their camper application process and encourage you to ask your campers family if they are using this service.

Please feel free to reach out to your specific camper, or email us at for assistance.