KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — You probably have heard of the YMCA Camp Crosley in North Webster. What you may not have heard is that for one week every summer, Camp Crosley becomes Camp John Warvel, a weeklong stay-over camp for kids with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes sponsored by the American Diabetes Association of Indiana.
For 63 years, Camp John Warvel has been working to change the lives of Hoosier children by empowering them to independently manage their disease, and giving them the opportunity to meet and interact with other kids who are like them. The camp shows kids that diabetes doesn’t have to stop them from being kids, and enjoying most, if not all, of the same activities as their friends.
For kids residing in Kosciusko County, a grant from K21 Health Foundation will give them the unbelievable opportunity to attend the 2017 Camp John Warvel at no cost. The directors of K21 approved a request to cover the entire $1,200 camp fee, which includes the $550 typically charged to campers, and the $650 which is covered by the ADAI through grants from organizations like K21.
The 2017 camp is scheduled for June 4-10. Camp activities include swimming, kayaking, archery, crafts, rope courses, horseback riding and more. For more information about Camp John Warvel and to learn how to register your child, please visit online.
K21 Health Foundation exists for the benefit of Kosciusko County citizens to ensure health care services are provided, and to advance prevention and healthy living. For more information about the K21 Health Foundation, call (574) 269-5188 or visit online.