When talking about Camp Hendon I tell people that our motto “The best place on Earth” is not an exaggeration. Through my 7 years of Camp Hendon I have met countless campers and adult counselors who have went from acquaintances to family in just a matter of a week. With so many individuals that are going through the same hardships as you, depletes those small yet large impact differences that children with T1D experience on a day to day basis. Someone to talk to and comfort you when you have a high blood sugar or are up countless times in the night to recheck. You do not feel singled out, or as if you are an attraction in a circus, but finally part of the norm. So yes, when I meet a diabetic I cant resist telling the amazing stories I’ve gained, and continue to collect, from my experiences with Camp Hendon and I will always try to convince them to take their first step in the best place on earth.