PNWDW: Founded by Chris Dudley Foundation and Novo Nordisk.
The morning greeted campers and staff with low clouds and cool temperatures once again. This did not last long, and a hot, breezy day has ensued. There are some sore muscles and a few turned ankles, but this camp seems to be filled smiles, laughs, and mutual respect between each camper. Team are now into their short season, and the atmosphere has begun to get very competitive. Campers have had a blast working in stations, playing games, and working on individual fundamentals of the game. Free time today consisted of tie dying T-shirts and an all-inclusive volleyball tournament. Today's volleyball games consisted of pool play, and the bracket for tomorrow's single loss elimination tournament has been created. Blood sugars and camper health still remain a priority for all staff here at the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp. We are having a blast, and will keep you updated with new events as they unfold.
We are working on attaching pictures to this blog for you to view!
This morning started out very cool, foggy, and the feeling of a late September morning. After wiping the sleep out of their eyes, each camper was eager to start the day. Some fun games of BUMP and TIPS occurred before breakfast test and shots. Breakfast consisted of cereal, oatmeal, and some great tasting muffins. After breakfast was finished the campers participated in stations where the fundamentals of basketball were specifically reviewed and then practiced with instructional assessment and assistance.
Teams were then created and "game time" had officially started. At 11:10AM, the sun broke out of the clouds, making staff and campers pleasantly surprised. Free time from 2:30-4:30PM gave each camper the option to swim, shoot hoops, ride the slip and slide, and catch up on their text messaging. Mr. Chris Dudley himself has been present today, he even found time to make a few trips down the slip and slide. All is well at camp, and we look forward to creating some more great memories.
Chris Dudley Camp Staff
As parents came to drop off their loved ones, staff eagerly awaited their arrivals. With a large number of new campers, the excitement of camp was in the air. It didn’t take long for old friends to become quickly acquainted. After each camper was processed and checked-in, some structured games and basketball related activities were offered. Dinner for night one consisted of hamburgers, French fries, potato salad, and a low sugar (of course) ice-cream bar, which the campers quickly devoured.
With the change of schedule and high level of activity, there have been many low sugar readings this afternoon and evening. Something that the wonderful staff here at camp are prepared to quickly handle. Have a great night and expect more to come tomorrow.
When T1000 (David Schafer) was asked about his first day he replied, “Today started out rough with a painful finger jam, but I am looking forward to the rest of camp”.
Goodnight from Cedar Ridge,
Dudley Camp Staff
Celebrating our 15th Year of Camp!
COME TO CAMP DAY
August 5th, 2010
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Our first-ever Come to Camp Day will be a fun-filled and meaningful opportunity for friends, families, alumni, partners, sponsors and supporters to experience the "magic" that we call camp.
Check out this great example of how you and your friends can directly help kids who have diabetes:
On March 17, 2010, Micaela, an 8-year camper of the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp, held a car wash as part of her Senior Project. Her goal was to raise money to send a child to the Camp so they could have the same awesome experience she had each year while at camp. She organized a group of volunteers, made signs, and got all the supplies needed for the car wash. Although the weather was not ideal for a car wash, it turned out to be a huge success ... Micaela raised $500! Thank you, Micaela and friends for all your hard work in organizing this event; you did a great job!
Tyler Byrne & Ben Rue
Check out their website for a positive look at life with diabetes: http://www.diabeteshappens.com/DH/news.html
We hear all the time from campers who tell us how camp was a life-changing experience for them. This year is very special as we celebrate 15-years of camp. We have lots of exciting events in store for our campers and their families ... check back often for updates!
Here at the Chris Dudley Foundation, we get lots of stories from kids who have diabetes - they inspire us because they are choosing their attitude - the things they choose to do make their life enjoyable, fulfilling and very meaningful! They live full, active lives and when they hit an obstacle, they figure out a way around it. We want to share these stories with you and hope they help inspire you to live active as well!
Girls' Dudley Camp Reunion
Piper loves pink
Having friends to share your life with is important ... when you're dealing with one of life's challenges, like diabetes, having a friend to stand by your side is a great source of strength. So, how does your diabetes affect your friendships? Can you share your experiences with a good friend? Check out one 17-year-old's story about her diabetes and the impact in has on her circle of friends:
How does diabetes fit into friendship, love and dating? This month, we'll take a look at what it means to love someone with diabetes. Check out what we found:
"Dating and Diabetes: He Said, She Said" - An insightful article by our own Chris Dudley and Chris Love-Dudley, addresses the question, "When is the right time to tell a date or boyfriend or girlfriend about your diabetes?"
"Love me, Love my Diabetes" - by Kerri Sparling, is an honest look at one woman's decision to openly share her diabetes with a new boyfriend.