Camp Aspire - Session 2

American Diabetes Association Camp

About the Camp

Camp Aspire is an acronym for "Always Sharing Priceless, Inspirational, Rewarding Experiences."

Camp Aspire is held at the Rotary Sunshine Campus in Rush, New York, only 15 miles from Rochester, NY. The camp is located on 133 acres of land in a rural setting, including modern year-round cabins, an Olympic size swimming pool, nature trails, athletic fields, and a fishing pond. Some of the activities include, rock wall with zip line, arts and crafts, drama and music, photoshop and a splash pad! Come join the fun!

The main goal of the program at Camp Aspire is to allow the campers the ability to feel at ease and "accepted" in a community where having diabetes is the rule, not the exception. The campers learn to understand diabetes and the process of self-management, under skilled and continuous medical supervision. It is the hope of the staff, that these children go home feeling more self-confident, self-reliant and having gained the knowledge they need to live successful, full lives with diabetes. We want them to be able to say, "I went to camp and had fun!" Many of these children come to camp not knowing any other people with diabetes, especially other kids like themselves. There are friendships made which last a lifetime!

Camp Fees

Non-Refundable Deposit: $25
Camp Fee: $600
Total Fee (including non-refundable deposit): $625

Registration is Full

Camp is now full, however, we are still accepting applications for our waitlist. To be added to the waitlist for possible openings, please complete the online application. You must select a payment option in order for the application to be submitted. Select "Pay Entire Balance by Check" but do not mail a check. If space becomes available, you will be contacted and payment can be made at that time.

Thank you for inquiring about American Diabetes Association Camp Aspire - Session 2 and supporting the American Diabetes Association.

CIT Information

CIT Ages: 17

Role models are important at Camp Aspire. We believe in training promising leaders with our CIT program. This year, 17-year-old campers are invited to attend session 1 as a camper and apply for the CIT program for session 2 by contacting Allison Pitkin at apitkin@diabetes.org or 585-458-3040 ext. 3472.

After March, interested CIT should fill out the online application provided by visiting
careers.diabetes.org/joblist.asp.

More Information About the Camp

Join us this year and make a difference in the life of a child living with diabetes. Camp ASPIRE would not be possible without the help and support of our Staff and Medical Volunteers.

Medical Positions

Who can participate as medical staff?

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical, Physician Assistant, Nursing of Pharmacy Students
  • Certified Diabetes Educators

Our team of medical staff assist campers with diabetes management skills such as blood glucose testing, insulin injections, insulin pump basal rate adjustment, deciding on insulin dosing and carbohydrate counting. To learn more information and apply for a position, contact Allison Pitkin at apitkin@diabetes.org.

Working at Camp ASPIRE in the role of Counselor, Cabin Heads, Nurse, Dietician or Director

Interested in working at camp as a counselor, cabin head, director, dssistant director, dietician or nurse? We will be accepting application via our online application site www.diabetes.org/careers starting March 1, 2014. Contact Allison Pitkin at apitkin@diabetes.org for more information.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Special Thanks to:

  • Animas
  • Eli Lilly
  • FreeStyle
  • Medtronic
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Roche
  • Sanofi
  • Wegmans
  • Walgreens
  • Rite Aid