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Camp Sweet Life opportunities

Camp Sweet Life Adventures, a summer camp for children with Type 1 diabetes, has a couple opportunities coming up that may be of interest to Southern Minnesota Nurses members:

  • On April 27, Dr. Rachel Singh (Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System) and Traverse Counseling and Consulting will be presenting information for families of children with Type 1 diabetes at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. The session runs from 2-4 PM. Student nurses from Minnesota State University, Mankato will also be on site for activities with the kids. See the flyer below for more information.
  • Camp Sweet Life Adventures is looking for staff for the summer camp, which runs from August 4-8. Training will be August 2-3. In addition to camp counselors, they also need medical staff, including nurses. See the flyer below for more information.

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Bowl-A-Thon 2017 Update

This year our annual Bowl-A-Thon benefited three local organizations that provide services to area youth:

Our expenses for the event (bowling, meals and door prizes) totaled $900.78, and between registrations and undesignated donations we received $2,038, which was divided evenly between the three groups ($680 each). In addition, other donations were designated for a specific organization and in total SMN collected $980 for The REACH, $1,022 for Royal Family Kids, and $730 for Camp Oz.

Southern Minnesota Nurses extends a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this event, including special thanks to Horizon Homes for sending six teams to bowl! Of course, we also are grateful to the many teams who came to bowl for Camp Oz, The REACH, and Royal Family Kids camp. It was a fun day for all.

Photos from the Bowl-A-Thon have been posted to our Facebook page.

Volunteer Nurse needed for Royal Family KIDS Camp

Royal Family KIDS Mankato is in need of a nurse for their summer camp. Campers are either already involved directly or are at risk of being involved with the foster care system. About 40-50% of their campers are on very intense medications that need to be administered carefully. This is one way that they treat their campers “royally,” by making sure that their medical needs are a high priority.

The nurse is part of the camp’s onsite staff, meaning that they actually come to camp and stay overnight throughout the whole week. The cost of staying ($350 per staff member) is covered by fundraising, but they have asked the staff to donate something toward their room and board.

Everyone at camp wears a couple of hats, and it’s the same with the nurse. Throughout the week, there are many activities that require an extra set of eyes, or there may be a special event that requires extra hands. The nurse is someone who is very patient and kind, willing to help where needed and able to get somewhere quickly when a call comes out on the radio.

Camp is the week of July 12-17 and there is a required training on June 26 (4-9 pm) and June 27 (8-4). For more information, please feel email Angie Fogal, the director of Royal Family KIDS Mankato, at rfk.mankato@gmail.com.

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Collecting supplies for Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota


Supplies for the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota are being collected by nurses at the hospital (December 1-15) and at MSU, Mankato School of Nursing, Rasmussen College School of Nursing and South Central College Nursing Program (November 24 – December 10). The museum suffered substantial losses during the floods in 2014.

Needs include:

  • Children’s scissors
  • Glue sticks and bottles
  • Paint cups with lids and paintbrushes
  • Beads
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom poms
  • Rulers and yardsticks
  • Yarn

Donated items may be placed in designated boxes at the above locations.

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