The American Diabetes Association office has put this
information together to help you find funding for your Camper’s tuition.
There are many ways that you can do this:
FIRST CONTACT YOUR
INSURANCE COMPANY TO SEE IF THEY WILL PAY A PART OF THE FEE. Let them
know this is an educational program. Include information from the
brochure, which may describe for them the program in more detail.
As another resource,
please check out the web-site
They have one particular link to Therasense, who have, in the past,
offered scholarships for kids to attend diabetes camp! Check it out!
They have LOTS of money to share! Also check the ADA website
www.diabetes.org. They too may have
information for you on places to get sponsorships for camp.
Fund Raising Activities:
Your entire family can
be involved in a fund-raiser! There are many possibilities we did not
list below. Be creative and positive about results; use your imagination
and energy; be clear in what the funds will be used for.
|Family Tag Sale –
Clean-out your cellar,
attic and storage closets. Place signs on a well-traveled street.
Publicize the sale in the newspaper and put posters around town.
Don’t forget to check the town ordinances for license requirements.
|Flea Markets –
Get your friends and
neighbors to join your tag sale.
Choose 2 or 3 items, cookies, biscuits, muffins, that you like to
bake then let your friends and neighbors know you will be selling
them on what day to raise money for your camp fee. Set up a time
they will be ready and a pick-up point or plan to deliver if in
|Gift Wrapping –
Check with your local mall or larger stores, they might let you set
up a table for gift wrapping on special occasions such as before;
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas. Be sure to practice so you
will do a neat job. Sometimes ‘Donations’ will bring in more money
than if you set a price.
Car Wash –
Ask a local service
station, VFW or American Legion Post if they would help by letting
you use their facility. Have a “TOPLESS” car wash to attract
attention -- don’t wash the tops of the cars!!
|Talent Show –
your child may want to
ask her/his friends to help put together a neighborhood talent show
and sell refreshments.
|Can/Bottle Drive –
Ask your family,
neighbors and friends to save the recyclable cans and bottles. Tell
them in advance that you are trying to earn money for your camp
fee. Collect the cans/bottles every week---the nickels add up very
quickly! You could also do it as a school project. Call you
child’s school principal and set up 2 or 3 days for bottle drives
during the school year.
The winterthon is a do-it-yourself
fundraiser. Each participant solicits pledges for miles completed
while performing an activity (running, skiing, walking to school,
etc) of their choosing. It is a great family activity as well.
Fund Raising Recognition
Please note that with
creative uses of these ideas or your camper’s own original ideas, your
camper can earn money towards camp! One of the awards we give during camp
which is given to the camper who demonstrates the initiative and ability
to raise funds for their camp fee in a creative way. Click the link
and can read how
some previous recipients of this award raised money for their camp fee!
Requesting Support from
||Selecting an organization. You may want to contact some of the
Your place of employment may be
willing to offer scholarships for camp
Kiwanis Clubs and Rotary Clubs,
Masonic or Eastern Star Groups,
Knights of Columbus,
Women’s Clubs/Business and
Trade and Labor Unions,
and you probably know of many
others in your town area.
||Contacting the Organizations. Ask your family and friends if they
know anyone in the organizations you wish to contact. Ask
that person to present your request to the group. Most
organizations are more responsive to their own members.
It truly works!
haven’t heard from the organization within 2-3 weeks, call or
write to ask the status of your request.
organization will sponsor your daughter/son, give them a copy of
the sponsorships form. Ask them to fill it out and mail
directly to our Camp Coordinator. Send them a thank you and we will also
thank them after we receive the campership for your
Answers to Questions That May be
Asked About ADA Camp Carefree:
The camp fee for 2016 is $1250.00,
plus $50 non-refundable application fee.
The camp is a
non-profit, tax exempt organization, federal tax ID # 13-1623888
About 120 Children
attend each year.