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    Hey everybody! So I'm going to be a camp counselor soon and I was wondering if any of you all have been a camp counselor while incontinent. I'm a bit nervous because I'm going to have to manage changes during the camp, there will be swimming and at the end of each session the camp goes out of town for for 4 days. So beside asking if any of you all have worn while being a camp counselor and how you dealt with it I'd also like suggestions for diapers to wear to camp and when traveling and how to go about changes. Any help would be much appreciated!

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    It would be tough to make any sort of recommendation without knowing anything about the type of incontinence you suffer from. In other words, what are your needs? Liquid protection, solids, both? How often do you void, how much? Fast, slow, day, night? Also, what kind of camp will this be? How mobile do you have to be? Will you be more of a chaperone around the facility or a guide on long overland hikes? Biking, sports? What's your activity level going to be like?

    My guess is that since you are incontinent, you have a fairly good grasp on your daily/nightly protection requirements. I'm also going to guess that if you are going to be a camp counselor, it is because it is something that interests you along with the activities. Given, then, that the activities are of interest to you, you probably partake in them every so often and know what your protection needs are going to be while doing said activities.

    So, are you then just asking about the generalities of dealing with incontinence in a setting that very well might lead to some form of exposure to either the management, fellow counselors, campers, or any combination of these? I'd like to provide some sort of insight, experience or idea to help you out. I just need some parameters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llayden View Post
    It would be tough to make any sort of recommendation without knowing anything about the type of incontinence you suffer from. In other words, what are your needs? Liquid protection, solids, both? How often do you void, how much? Fast, slow, day, night? Also, what kind of camp will this be? How mobile do you have to be? Will you be more of a chaperone around the facility or a guide on long overland hikes? Biking, sports? What's your activity level going to be like?

    My guess is that since you are incontinent, you have a fairly good grasp on your daily/nightly protection requirements. I'm also going to guess that if you are going to be a camp counselor, it is because it is something that interests you along with the activities. Given, then, that the activities are of interest to you, you probably partake in them every so often and know what your protection needs are going to be while doing said activities.

    So, are you then just asking about the generalities of dealing with incontinence in a setting that very well might lead to some form of exposure to either the management, fellow counselors, campers, or any combination of these? I'd like to provide some sort of insight, experience or idea to help you out. I just need some parameters.
    I only suffer from urinary incontinence, and I was originally going to be a camp counselor for the music part of the camp, but my boss just let me know that I'm now going to be a general counselor which means I'll have to help out with sports like soccer, basketball, and swimming as well as the overnight part that happens at the end of each session that lasts several days. I guess my main question is should I go with the easy to move in pull-ups or fitted briefs which hold more and allow me to change while standing up?

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    You are definitely going to want tabbed diapers so you can change in any position your in fast ,since your "only" bladder IC you can skip the swim diaper .
    And if this is part of your employment does your boss know your IC ?
    It could be an asset for the camp in assisting any campers that are IC or bedweters feel better about themselves ,having a counselor that more reflects themselves and their special need . As a kid I never went to camp, as a Teen I went on several AYH trips , and they were some off the best times in my life .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetra View Post
    You are definitely going to want tabbed diapers so you can change in any position your in fast ,since your "only" bladder IC you can skip the swim diaper .
    And if this is part of your employment does your boss know your IC ?
    It could be an asset for the camp in assisting any campers that are IC or bedweters feel better about themselves ,having a counselor that more reflects themselves and their special need . As a kid I never went to camp, as a Teen I went on several AYH trips , and they were some off the best times in my life .

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    My boss doesn't know because I try to keep it on a need to know basis :/ I might talk about it with them because of what you said about possible IC/bed wetting campers (You're right about it possibly having a positive impact
    Do you have any suggestions on tabbed diapers that are easy to move/run in? I usually wear Tranquility all thru the night but they're not good for running around in (at least for me.) Also do you have any advice on how I should talk to my boss about it? Should I ask if there are any special needs campers, or should I just bring up my condition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by izzywop View Post
    My boss doesn't know because I try to keep it on a need to know basis :/
    This kind of job isn't one you can avoid bringing it up unfortunately. Also have you been a camp counselor prior to suffering from the problem, if so it gives you some ideas of where you can look for places to work in changes. Swimmings going to be an added difculty too especially depending on the output level, also changing. You're going to need a product that can last you at least 5-6 hours without being in danger of leaking.
    Last edited by rennecfox; 28-May-2017 at 18:56.

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    A onesesie under your shirt keeps your brief pulled up babykins makes them

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    Tabbed diapers for start. Will you be swimming yourself, and/or need to leave the group in order to change your diaper? Of if anything else you can think of that might mean your needing diapers could somewhat affect your ability to do your job? If so, then your boss will need to know of this in advance.

    I would also recommend you use good premium diapers that will last you a minimum 6-8 hours. Unless swimming or exercising, then go with a pullup that will last you an hour or so until you're done & can change again. Also note, if you do skip a swim diaper and spend even a minute out of the water, then be mentally prepared for leaking all over the place.

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    Well,

    Ive been a camp counselor for a large scout camp way back!

    I think you need to tell your boss about it aasap! These days they'd be hard pressed to then change or not hav you do this as that could be construed as an illegal act on several counts...they cant hold a disability (which is the classification I don't use but it is) against you unless is compromises your ability to do your job.

    Now on to what you wear for protection.
    If your limited to changes you'll need a good quality and thick diaper...say 24/7's
    They will most likely show a bit, if someone knows what to look for, but wear a onesie over it, and it will not show much and most people will just think you wear an undershirt...

    But, based on the camps I've been at, there are plenty of facilities that you can use...

    As a camp counselor i always carried a backpack with lots of things in it, from first I'd kit, to medications...back then all the counselor handeled meds for the kids...

    So, you may have a pack with you too, there are emergencies that you need to be prepared for, I'm sure you'll need a first aid kit, epi pens, topical creams for poison ivy/etc and keys plus books and guides for activities.

    So, you should have enevrthing you need with, including your diapers too.

    Talk to your boss...he can filll you in on what you'll need with, but even if they done require anything, I'd still bring a pack with first aid, Epi, sunblock, aloe, etc...better to have it and not no it, as to needing it and not having it...

    Boy Scout motto, be prepared!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rennecfox View Post
    This kind of job isn't one you can avoid bringing it up unfortunately. Also have you been a camp counselor prior to suffering from the problem, if so it gives you some ideas of where you can look for places to work in changes. Swimmings going to be an added difculty too especially depending on the output level, also changing. You're going to need a product that can last you at least 5-6 hours without being in danger of leaking.
    I was but it wasn't a full time summer position and it wasn't a camp where I needed to run around a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slomo View Post
    Tabbed diapers for start. Will you be swimming yourself, and/or need to leave the group in order to change your diaper? Of if anything else you can think of that might mean your needing diapers could somewhat affect your ability to do your job? If so, then your boss will need to know of this in advance.

    I would also recommend you use good premium diapers that will last you a minimum 6-8 hours. Unless swimming or exercising, then go with a pullup that will last you an hour or so until you're done & can change again. Also note, if you do skip a swim diaper and spend even a minute out of the water, then be mentally prepared for leaking all over the place.
    I don't think it will affect my ability to work, I'm just going to have to have a diaper prepared for every occasion (Sports/long road trips/sleep/etc)

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