American Diabetes Summer Camp
The American Diabetes Association is proud to be the largest provider of camps for children with diabetes in the world. Each year, more than 10,000 children benefit from camping programs provided through ADA funding.
Kids with diabetes are in the minority … except at diabetes camp. At camp, kids with diabetes are surrounded by people just like them — both kids and adults who share their day to day challenges and triumphs managing diabetes. Diabetes camp gives kids the opportunity to meet and learn from adult counselors with diabetes who have gone through many of the things the campers are experiencing, and can share the ways they coped with the problems and pitfalls of having diabetes. The number one benefit both kids and their parents express is the ability to feel part of a group where everyone has diabetes and the feelings of isolation are eliminated.
The American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Youth Camp is held at Camp Aldersgate in partnership with MED Camps of Arkansas. The resident camp program is located in Little Rock, Arkansas and includes activities such as a ropes course, horseback riding, scuba, swimming, canoeing, human powered boats, archery and a dance, along with educational programs to improve diabetes management.