Diabetes Camps

Here is a listing of children’s diabetes camps by region of the US plus Canada. It’s a work in progress and new listings are continually being added.

Please note that age ranges and locations of camps may change.

If you know of a diabetes camp listed here or have attended a camp, please let me know using the contact form.

Regions

  • New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
  • Mid-Atlantic (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)
  • South (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia)
  • Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
  • Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)
  • West (Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming)
  • Canada
  • Sports Camps
  • Resources

Organizations

American Diabetes Association Camps

JDRF Camps

Canadian Diabetes Association Camps

New England

(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Connecticut

Maine

Massachusetts

Clara Barton Camp – North Oxford, Massachusetts (ages 6 to 16)

Joslin Diabetes Camp – Charlton, Massachusetts (ages 7 to 16)

New Hampshire

ADA Camp Carefree – New Durham, New Hampshire (ages 8 to 15)

Rhode Island

Vermont

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Mid-Atlantic

(Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)

Delaware

Maryland

Lions Camp Merrick, Camp Glyndon – La Plata, Maryland (ages 6 to 16)

New Jersey

New York

ADA Camp Aspire – Rochester, New York (ages 8 to 16)

ADA Camp Aspire – Rush, New York (ages 8 to 14, ages 13-17)

ADA Camp Rainbow – Rochester, New York (ages 3 to 10)

Pennsylvania

ADA Camp Crestfield – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (ages 8 to 14 years)

ADA Camp Courage – Rockwood, Pennsylvania (ages 8 to 16)

ADA Camp Donovan McNabb for Kids – Montgomery, Pennsylvania (ages 8 to 16)

ADA Camp Freedom – Schwenksville, Pennsylvania (ages 7 to 16)

Camp Harrisburg – Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (ages 8 to 15)

Camp Setebaid – Berwick, Pennsylvania (ages 8 to 17)

Harrisburg Diabetic Youth Camp (HDYC) – Millville, Pennsylvania (ages 8 to 15 years, First-Time-Away-From-Home Program: ages 8 to 10)

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South

(Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia)

Alabama

Camp Seale Harris – Hoover, Alabama (ages 6 to 17)

Camp Sugar Falls – Hoover, Alabama (ages 6 to 16)

Arkansas

ADA Camp Aldersgate – Little Rock, Arkansas (ages 8 to 13)

Florida

ADA Camp JADA – Jacksonville, Florida (ages 6 to 12)

ADA Camp Gene – Boca Raton, Florida (ages 6 to 12)

Florida Diabetes Camp – Multiple Locations, Florida (ages 6 to 18)

Georgia

Kentucky

ADA Camp Hendon – Carrollton, Kentucky (ages 8 to 17)

Louisiana

ADA Camp PowerUp – New Orleans, Louisiana (ages 9 to 14)

ADA Camp Victory – Anacoco, Louisiana (ages6 to 11, ages 11 to 14)
Read about the camp experience: Penny of A Sweet Grace: A D-Meet Up 8yo Style!

Mississippi

North Carolina

ADA Camp Carolina Trails – Clemmons, NC (ages 10 to 17)

ADA Camp Carolina Trails – King, NC (ages 7 to 17)

Camp KUDOS – Charlotte, NC (ages 4 and up)

South Carolina

ADA Camp Independence – Greenville, SC (ages 6 to 16)

Camp Adam Fisher – Summerton, SC (ages 6 to 17, Counselor In Training Program: ages 16 to 17)

Tennessee

ADA Camp Sugar Falls – Antioch, TN (ages 6 to 17)

Virginia

West Virginia

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Midwest

(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)

Illinois

ADA Camp Can-Do- Palos Park, IL (ages 4 to 9)

ADA Camp Confidence – Des Plaines, IL (ages 4 to 9)

ADA Camp Crossroads – Chicago, Illinois (ages 4 to 9)

ADA Camp Discovery – Glen Ellyn, IL (ages 4 to 9)

ADA Camp Granada – Monticello, IL (ages 8 to 16)

ADA Camp PowerUp – Chicago, Illinois (ages 9 to 16)

ADA Camp Teen Adventure – Ingleside, IL (ages 14 to 18)

ADA Camp Triangle D – Ingleside, IL (ages 9 to 13)

Indiana

ADA Camp John Warvel – North Webster, Indiana (ages 7 to 17)

DYFI Camp Until a Cure – Noblesville, Indiana (family weekends, day camp, overnight camp, teen weekends)

Iowa

Kansas

ADA Camp Discovery – Junction City, Kansas (ages 8 to 16)

ADA Camp KaDiDaCa – Wichita, Kansas (grades K to 2)

ADA Camp Planet D – Linwood, Kansas (mini session: ages 7 to 11, full session: ages 7 to 15)

ADA Camp Sweet Betes – Wichita, Kansas (ages 5 to 8 years)

Michigan

ADA Camp Midicha  – Fenton, Michigan (resident camp: ages 8 to 17, day camp: ages 5 to 8)

Minnesota

Missouri

ADA Camp Earthworks – Rogersville, Missouri (ages 5 to 14)

ADA Camp EDI – Fredericktown, Missouri (ages 9 to 15, mini session: ages 7 to 8)

ADA Camp EDI – Potosi, Missouri (mini session: ages 7 to 8, mini session: ages 9 to 10, full session ages 9 to 17)

Nebraska

North Dakota

ADA Camp Sioux – Park River, North Dakota (ages 8 to 15)

Ohio

ADA Camp Korelitz – Cincinnati, Ohio (ages 8 to 15)

Akron Children’s Hospital Diabetes Camp – E-mail: LBroerman@chmca.org (ages 7 to 11, 12 to 15)

Camp Hamwi
– Lockbourne, Ohio
Central Ohio Diabetes Association
Age Range: Day Camps 3 to 7)
(ages 7 to 12, 13 to 17, 17 to 18-counselors in training)

Diabetes Youth Program – Toledo, Ohio
Big Shots Resident Camp
(ages 10-15)
Little Shots Day Camp
(ages 6 to 9)

South Dakota

Wisconsin

ADA Camp Daypoint – Hudson, Wisconsin (ages 5 to 9)

ADA Camp Lakota – Rosholt, Wisconsin (ages 9 to 16)

ADA Camp Needlepoint – Hudson, Wisconsin (ages 8 to 16)

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Southwest

(Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)

Arizona

Camp AZDA – Prescott, Arizona (ages 8 to 16)

New Mexico

ADA Camp 180° – Torreon, New Mexico (ages 8 to 13)

ADA Camp for Kids – Monzano, New Mexico (ages 8 to 13)

Oklahoma

Texas

ADA Camp Aurora – Fort Worth, Texas (ages 6 to 12)

ADA Camp New Horizons North – Parker, Texas (ages 4 to 12)

ADA Camp New Horizons South – Lancaster, Texas (ages 4 to 12)

ADA Camp NoHiLo – Lubbock, Texas (ages 5 to 12)

ADA Camp PowerUp – San Antonio, Texas (ages 10 to 14)

ADA Camp Rainbow – Pinehurst, Texas (ages 4 to 17)

ADA Camp Sandcastle – Rockport, Texas (ages 5 to 17)

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West

(Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming)

Alaska

ADA Camp K – Cooper Landing, Alaska (ages 7 to 17)

ADA Camp Kushtaka – Snug Harbor, Alaska (ages 6 to 17)

California

ADA Camp Wana Kura – Santee, California (ages 5 to 12)

DYF Bearskin Meadow Camp – Sequoia National Forest (kids, teen, family)

Camp Conrad Chinook – Angelus Oaks, California (ages 7 to 16)

Camp De Los Niños – San Jose, California (ages 6 to 13)

Colorado

ADA Camp Colorado – Colorado Springs, Colorado (ages 8 to 17)

ADA Camp Colorado – Woodland Park, Colorado (ages 9 to 17)

ADA Camp DX – Denver, Colorado (ages 5 to 17)

ADA Camp Kick Start – Colorado Springs, Colorado (ages 5 to 11)

ADA Camp Sweet Pea – Loveland, Colorado (ages 5 to 17)

Hawaii

Idaho

Camp Hodia – Boise, Idaho (grades 3 to 12)

Sweet Kids Day Camp Humphreys Diabetes Center – Boise, Idaho (ages 3-7)
Read about it: Megann of My Life with Diabetes: Diabetes Camp 2010

Montana

ADA Montana Youth Retreat – Fishtail, Montana (ages 8 to 17)

Nevada

Oregon

Utah

ADA Camp Diabetes Clubhouse – Sandy, Utah (ages 4 to 7)

ADA Camp ICANDO – Sandy, Utah (ages 4 to 7)

Washington

ADA Camp Sealth – Vashon Island, Washington (grades 1 to 12)

Wyoming

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Canada

Diabetic Children’s Foundation

Camp Carowanis – Montreal, QC (summer camp, family weekend)

Canadian Diabetes Association D-Camps

D-Camps Website

Day Camps

Day Camps Website

Summer Camps

Camp Banting – Maberly, ON (ages 7-15)

Camp Briardale – Lake of the Woods, ON (ages 7-15)

Camp Dia-Best – Green Hill Lake, NB (ages 7-14)

Camp Discovery – London, ON (ages 7-15)

Camp Douwanna – Salmonier Line, NL (ages 7-14)

Camp Huronda – Huntsville, ON (ages 7-10, ages 7-15)

Camp Jean Nelson – Water Valley, AB (ages 7-15)

Camp Kakhamela – Gibsons, BC (ages 7-12, ages 13-15)

Camp Lion Maxwell – Lunenburg Country, NS

Camp Morton – Kejimkujik National Park, NS (ages 13-14)

Camp Red Fox – Canoe Cove, PE (ages 7-14)

Saskatchewan Children’s Camp – Christopher Lake, SK (ages 7-15)

Family Camps

Banting Springs Family Camp – Kawartha Lakes, ON

Briardale Family Camp – Headingley, MB

Discovery Spring Family Camp – London, ON

Jean Nelson Family Camp – Water Valley, AB

Kakhamela Family Camp – Gibsons or Quadra Island, BC

Huronda Family Camp – Torrance and Hunsville, ON

Lion Maxwell Family Camp – Aylesford Lake, NS

Saskatchewan Family Camp – Christoper Lake, SK

Leadership Development Programs (LDPs)

Camp Banting – Maberly, ON (ages 15 to 16)

Camp Briardale – Lake of the Woods, ON (ages 16 to 17)

Camp Dia-Best – Green Hill Lake, NB

Camp Discovery – London, ON (ages 16 to 17)

Camp Douwanna – Salmonier Line, NL (ages 15 to 16)

Camp Huronda – Huntsville, ON (ages 15 to 17)

Camp Jean Nelson – Water Valley, AB (ages 16 to 17)

Camp Kakhamela – Gibsons, BC (ages 16 to 17)

Camp Lion Maxwell – Lunenburg Country, NS (ages 15 to 16)

Camp Morton – Kejimkujik National Park, NS

Camp Red Fox – Canoe Cove, PE (ages 15 to 16)

Saskatchewan Children’s Camp – Christopher Lake, SK

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Sports Camps

Multi-Sport

Sam Fuld’s T1D Sports Camp – Tampa, FL (ages 8-17)

  • baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, soccer, football, dance, cheerleading, golf, volleyball

Basketball

Moses E. Cheeks Foundation Slam Dunk For Diabetes Basketball Day Camps
– Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin (ages 5 to 18)

Ski/Snowboard

Riding on Insulin – Ski/Snowboard – New Zealand, British Columbia, Ontario, Colorado, Wisconsin, Virginia, Indiana/Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Oregon, Montana, Lake Tahoe (ages 7-17)

Mountain Biking

Riding on Insulin – Mountain Biking – Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Montana (ages 7-17)

Extreme Sports

Adventure for the Cure

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More Resources

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(Diabetes camp information was updated in September, 2017.)

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