American Diabetes Association Camp

About the Camp

The American Diabetes Association's Camp AZDA has been offering a camping experience for youth for 39 years. 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.

CIT Information

If your child is 17 years old by June 4, 2016 and is interested in our "Counselor in Training" program, please contact Anne Dennis at 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.


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 or 602-861-4731 ext. 7094.

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 will receive $100 off your camp registration (this does not include the $50 deposit).

  • Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - October 17, 2015 (Prescott), November 7, 2015 (Phoenix), November 15 (Tucson)
    Money raised at these events would go toward Camp AZDA 2016
  • Team Diabetes (Marathon or 1/2 Marathon in conjunction with P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon) - January 17, 2016
  • Tour de Cure - March 19, 2016

Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • The Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Whitneybell Perry Architects
  • Albertsons
  • Allstate Foundation
  • Animas
  • Anthem Rotary Foundation
  • Aventis
  • Bayer
  • Betting on a Cure Event
  • Cardon Childrens Hospital
  • BD
  • Lifescan
  • Eli Lilly
  • Livermore Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation
  • Medtronic
  • Mercy Gilbert Outreach Group
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Peoria Firefighters Charities
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Prescott Evening Lions Foundation
  • Sanofi
  • Signarama
  • Sprouts
  • U-Haul
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart