Established 1995

Camp 2022

 

Metabolic Camp Experience

Out of abundance of caution due to COVID-19, we will have a virtual camp for 2022, called Metabolic eCamp via Zoom.

Similar to our in-person camp, the virtual camp offers research, education, and social support. Metabolic eCamp will take place June 22-24, 2022, with approximately 30 campers and 20 staff.

Camp Components

The camp program is comprised of:

  • Nutrition Counseling Groups – Daily nutrition management counseling sessions conducted by medical faculty (registered dietitian) and an assistant (nutrition student).
  • Large Group Classes – Topics may include nutrition management, genetics, maternal PKU, reproductive health, exercise, and others. Classes are taught in large group setting and in breakout groups.
  • Small Activity Groups – Themes may include cooking, medical food taste testing, personal wellness, art, and others. Activities are conducted in small group settings.
  • Social Support – Activities may include icebreakers, games, formal & informal discussions with presenters, staff, and fellow campers.

Typical Day

11:00am-11:25am EST Welcome
11:30am-12:15pm EST Activity Groups
12:20pm-12:45pm EST Virtual Exhibit
12:50pm-1:40pm EST Group Class
1:45pm-2:25pm EST Nutrition Counseling Session
2:30pm-2:55pm EST Virtual Exhibit
3:00pm-3:25pm EST Group Class
3:30pm-4:00pm EST Patient Story |
Daily Recap | Closing

Sample Cooking Class Recipes

Faculty

There is a minimum of one medical faculty member and one assistant for every 5-7 campers. The faculty is involved in helping campers with daily classes, activities, and nutrition counseling sessions.

Clinical Care

For clinical purposes, all campers are required:

  • To provide a filter paper for plasma amino acids on both the first and third days of the virtual camp.

In order to monitor diet compliance and to identify areas for improvement, each camper also is asked to:

  • Complete 3-day diet records prior to Camp.
  • Complete 3-day diet records during Camp.

These are standard patient management procedures and are not considered a part of the research process. To learn more about the option to participate in Camp research, please visit the About Metabolic Camp page.

Camper Registration

Registration deadline: May 31, 2022.

For the virtual camp, the total cost is $375 per person to pay for program planning and technology platform. Partial and full scholarships are available based on financial need, and payment plans are available.

$375 Total fee
Due May 31, 2022

Contact Us (select Subject: Registration and Payment) to request the camper registration packet.

Please note: Cancellations on or before June 12 will result in a refund of up to $275 ($100 is non-refundable); cancellations on June 13 or later will result in a forfeiture of full camp registration fee.

Camper Packet

Once you have registered (preferably online), you will receive a registration confirmation and a Camper Packet containing information and forms to complete in preparation for camp week. You will receive access to your camper packet online, unless requested otherwise.