Only young Kenyans with type 1 diabetes were invited. The weeklong event was designed especially for Caren and others like her, teaching them skills for managing the condition, and showing them they are not alone.
Caren's father went to camp as well, and learned how to support both Caren's health and her independence.
Type 1 diabetes is complex no matter where you live, but in Kenya, poverty, stigmatisation, ignorance, myths and poor access to quality care can make it even harder.
"I've been given more courage," Caren says.
Camps for youth with type 1 are arranged through the Kenya National Diabetes/NCD Response Programme, WDF09-436