ETMC Growing Together Diabetes Day Camp now accepting registrations

TYLER, TX - Enrollment is now open for the ETMC Growing Together Day Camp, a free camp for youth ages 6 to 15 with Type 1, Type 2 diabetes or youth who are overweight and at risk for Type 2 diabetes. The camp accepts young people who are overweight since weight is one risk factor in diabetes.

Camp dates are Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25 and will be held at Camp Tyler. Campers are transported everyday from ETMC-Tyler at 8 a.m. and return by 5 p.m.

Campers will enjoy a week of activities at Lake Tyler including hiking, fishing, swimming, archery, ropes course, arts and crafts and educational classes. Anjani Upponi, diabetes educator, for ETMC Diabetes University and camp director says, "the camp gives the children a chance to meet other children with diabetes, learn how to understand and control their diabetes, and promote independence and self-discipline while having a fun and exciting week at camp."

For more information please contact Anjani Upponi at 903-596-3068 . The deadline to register is Thursday, June 4

Present and past sponsors of the camp include Rose City Kiwanis, National Healing Corporation/ETMC Wound Healing Center, Vaughn Foundation, T.B. Butler Foundation, Willingham Foundation, Tyler Morning Telegraph, FirstChoice Cooperative, ETMC Volunteer Resources, Junior League of Tyler  and Mobile Retiree STAR Program.