It doesn't get better than camp.
Sometimes camp is the best medicine.
And it's the perfect place to make those much-needed connections a reality. Summer camp can be a lifeline for children living with diabetes and those at risk of developing type 2, as well as for their families. It's a place where kids can learn independence and develop a new level of self-confidence—all within a safe and fun environment unlike any other.
The magic of camp
Every year, more than 6,600 campers and their families come together to share a week of summer fun, making memories that last a lifetime.
Diabetes is constant—children must manage it all day and all night and it never goes away. We know children with diabetes and their families walk a tightrope, keeping blood glucose (blood sugar) levels not too low and not too high.
Camp can be an equalizer. Surrounded by peers who understand what it's like to live with diabetes, campers can share their fears and frustrations at the same time they celebrate milestones or "firsts." Maybe it's the first time they inject insulin or change a pump site without any help. Those moments don't go unnoticed; campers will often hear their name at morning announcements showcasing these firsts, followed by clapping and cheers.
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Give the Gift of Camp
"Camp is a wonderful place to grow and learn with your diabetes, and be surrounded by the greatest kids out there. I wish we had the ability to attend diabetes camp all year long. I love the friends that I have made, the adventures that I have taken, and the enthusiastic staff.“ – Olivia, 2019 Camper
Olivia’s joining us this summer at ADA Imagine Camp... are you?
We’ve also got a Leadership-in-Training program for 15–17 year-olds!
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Sometimes camp is the best medicine. And it’s the perfect place to make those much-needed connections a reality. Summer camp can be a lifeline for children living with diabetes, as well as for their families. It’s a place where kids can learn independence and develop a new level of self-confidence—all within a safe and fun environment unlike any other
Get ready for fun! This Activity Journal is your ticket to a whole summer’s worth of songs, games, challenges and more.
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This handy guide includes everything parents need to know about ADA Imagine Camp.
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Get ready to SHRED diabetes with the Imagine Camp Adventure Series, featuring our friends from Riding on Insulin.
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Summer break is for parents, too! Check out these Screenside Chats, hosted by our friends at Children with Diabetes.