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 exciting activities. 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.

TAP Registration is Full - Main Camp Registration Still Open

Registration for the Team Adventure Program (TAP) 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 AZDA and supporting the American Diabetes Association.

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

Register for Camp

CIT Information

If your child is 17 years old by June 6 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, excluding the $50 deposit. For more information, please contact Julie Garcia at or 602-861-4731 ext. 7094.

Go to Camp for Free

For every $1,000 you raise, you will receive $100 off your camp registration (this does not include the $50 deposit).

  • Team Diabetes - January 18, 2015
  • Tour de Cure - March 21, 2015
  • Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - November 7, 2015
    Money raised at this event would go toward Camp AZDA 2016.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • The Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Whitneybell Perry Architects
  • Albertsons Grocery
  • Allstate Foundation
  • Animas
  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • Aventis
  • Bayer
  • BD
  • Dawn Barcellona
  • Fry's Grocery
  • Gluten Free Creations Bakery
  • Gray Family
  • Heffelfinger Family
  • Janice Stiles
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Lifescan
  • Lilly
  • Marvin R. Kaplan Memorial Fund
  • Medtronic
  • Millsop Family
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Peoria Firefighters Charities
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Sanofi
  • Sara Lee Keller
  • Signarama
  • Sprouts
  • U-Haul
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart