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Lions camp for teen diabetics

Wesson Lions Club, along with other Lions Clubs across Mississippi, are sending teenagers (13-17 years old) with Diabetes (type 1 or 2) or pre-diabetes to a fun weekend camp this summer.

Camp Wilkes, a facility at Biloxi, Mississippi, will welcome the teens from Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5, with registration from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the first day.

Camp Wilkes is an 89-acre facility on the Biloxi Bay shoreline, with more than two miles of hiking trails (visit Planned activities include swimming, hiking, fishing, kayaking, crafts, and a Strides Walk.

Lions Clubs throughout the U.S. provide a variety of camping experiences for the more than 1.1 million children and young adults living with diabetes. The program, designed to enhance their quality of life, fosters relationships to help participants

expand their diabetes management skills and increase their knowledge of the disease.

The camps enable youth to gather and form a supportive network or peers and provide educational and physical activities at a site away from their homes and schools.

The program encompasses day camps, overnight camps and international exchange camps. Lions Clubs across the country support the camps through volunteers, fundraising, camp scholarships and planning and hosting camps.

Call Dr. Carl O. Nehlig at 228-239-8558 or Gene Trussell at 662-574-7552 for information.


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