Ski and Snowboard Camps for Kids With Diabetes

Winter is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about registering your child for one of the skiing and snowboarding camps being held this season by Sean Busby’s nonprofit group, “Riding on Insulin.”

Riding on Insulin, which “empowers, activates, and connects the diabetes community through shared experience and action sports,” was founded by Busby, a professional snowboarder, after he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while training for the 2010 Olympics. The group hosts sports camps around the world for children ages 7 to 17 who are living with diabetes, as well as their siblings and friends.

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The daylong camps run from December 2014 through April 2015 in various parts of the United States and Canada. Camp fees cover one-day lift tickets; all-day ski or snowboard instruction and supervision; lunch, dinner, and snacks; a Riding on Insulin t-shirt; and an optional parent networking session.

Costs are based on a voluntary three-tiered pricing structure that allows participants to select the fee that is appropriate for their family. (A limited number of scholarships are also available.)

For complete information on the camps, and to register, visit the Riding on Insulin website.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.