Without a doubt, Camp Hendon has changed my life for the better. My first year as a camper was back in 2012 when I was 12 years old. I hated the idea of being away from home, without my cell phone for the whole week. Little did I know, I was about to have the best experience of my entire life! The first thing I said to my parents whenever they picked me up was "I can't wait to go back again next year". I have returned to camp every summer since then, and this year I completed my 3rd year as a counselor. Camp Hendon provides a place for children who have Type 1 Diabetes to feel "normal", because they are in the majority for once and not the minority. Camp Hendon is a second family for many children and adults, including myself, because we simply understand each other and what each of us are going through. I love being able to rely on my friends that I have met throughout the years at Camp Hendon and would highly recommend to any parent who has a diabetic child and wants them to have this experience as well!