Camp AZDA

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About the Camp

For 40 years, the American Diabetes Association's Camp AZDA has been offering a camping experience for youth. Camp AZDA is held at the Friendly Pines Camp facility, located in the tall pines of the Bradshaw Mountains, six miles outside Prescott. Our Teen Adventure Program (TAP) is nearby at the Bradshaw Pines facility. This residential camp provides a week of activities such as horseback riding, fishing, water sports, high ropes course, climbing wall, arts and crafts, and much more. The facilities include cabin villages accommodating various age groups for boys and girls and a family-style dining hall. Older campers will also enjoy overnight campouts and a challenge course. Friendly Pines Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.

The American Diabetes Association is proud to be the leading provider of Diabetes Camping Services in the United States. Our first priority is not perfecting blood sugar management but rather the safety of your child while they enjoy a traditional Camp experience. Camp AZDA medical staff provide campers the information and skills they need to live successfully with diabetes in any situation. We encourage each camper to learn something new about diabetes management. At Camp AZDA we believe that each child will take something away that is specific to their own stage of development. Meet new friends, have a blast, and hopefully learn something about yourself along the way.

We also achieve your child's main goal in attending camp – having fun and meeting other kids with diabetes. Campers participate in traditional camp activities and gain independence, grow in confidence, discover new skills, and learn respect for each other and the great outdoors.

Support Camp AZDA

Camp AZDA will be June 3-10, 2017.

Online Registration will open February 2017.

Camp Fees

Non-refundable Deposit: $50
Camp Fee:
  • Main Camp - ages 8 to 13: $650
  • Teen Adventure Program (TAP) - ages 14 to 16: $650
Total Camp Fee:
  • Main Camp - ages 8 to 13: $700
  • Teen Adventure Program (TAP) - ages 14 to 16: $700

Applications Open Soon

CIT Information

If your child will be 17 years old by June 3, 2017 and is interested in our "Counselor in Training" program, please contact Julie Garcia at jgarcia@diabetes.org for further information.

More Information About the Camp

Priority placement is given to first time campers and newly diagnosed. If your child is accepted into Camp AZDA, you will receive the acceptance packet the last week in April.

Transportation

Camper families will be transporting their camper to and from Camp AZDA. A parent/guardian must be present for medical check in upon arrival at Camp AZDA in Prescott. Details will be provided, upon camper's acceptance.

Camperships

The true cost for a camper to attend Camp AZDA is $1,350. The American Diabetes Association subsidizes $650 of the cost, so each family's responsibility is $700. Need help paying for camp? Financial assistance is available to those who qualify, excluding the $50 deposit. For more information, please contact Julie Garcia jgarcia@diabetes.org or 602-861-4731 ext. 7091.

Go to Camp for Free

Participate in one of the American Diabetes Association's fundraising events and save money on your camp registration fee.  For every $1,000 you raise, you can receive $100 off your camp registration (this does not include the $50 deposit).

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - Phoenix: Saturday, November 5, 2016 (money raised at the Step Out event would go toward Camp AZDA 2017)

Tour de Cure - March 2017 (money raised at this event could go toward Camp AZDA 2017)

Immunizations

All American Diabetes Association campers and staff at 2016 Diabetes Camps are required to be up to date on immunizations. More information can be found in the Camp application and supplemental forms. For questions, contact your local American Diabetes Association office.

The current schedule (2016 update coming soon) can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/. Please note that the HPV vaccine is not required for Camp.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • Whitneybell Perry Architects
  • Animas
  • Arizona Language Preparatory
  • Banner Cardon Children's Medical Center
  • Bayer
  • BD/Direct Relief
  • Betting on a Cure Event
  • Dexcom
  • Donald Tillery
  • Eli Lilly
  • Fiesta Bowl Charities
  • Gaja Andezel
  • Hawk Family
  • KIND Bars
  • Larson Family
  • Livermore Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation
  • Marvin R. Kaplan Memorial Fund
  • Medtronic
  • Mercy Gilbert Outreach Group
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Omni Pod
  • Peoria Firefighters Charities
  • Pepsi
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Robert A. Davies
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Signarama
  • Smarties Candy
  • Sprouts
  • Toerne Family Trust
  • U-Haul
  • United Firefighters Association of Maricopa County
  • Valley Anesthesiology Foundation
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart