Camp Carefree

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About the Camp

Camp Carefree is a vibrant residential camp for children with diabetes. Emphasis is given to creating a warm atmosphere of caring and cooperation to provide a fun filled, healthy, and educational experience for our campers that will help them to develop and maintain active, healthy lifestyles. The two-week camp is designed for 120 campers, and six to eight counselors-in-training (CITs). There is a ratio of one staff member for every five campers.

Camp Carefree was begun in 1976 by volunteer medical personnel interested in children with diabetes. Their spirit of skilled dedication continues to inspire all those connected with the Camp today.

Camp Carefree is located at Lions Camp Pride on the shores of Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham, New Hampshire. The facilities include spacious camper cabins, a health care center, a large dining hall, separate shower houses, complete waterfront system, playing areas and a low element ropes course.

Our mission is to provide a fun-filled, educational camping experience for children with diabetes that will help them to develop and maintain active, healthy lifestyles. Camp Carefree's goal is to allow the campers 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 continuous skilled medical supervision.

Camp Fees

Camper Fee: $1,250
Non-refundable Deposit: $50
Total Camp Fee: $1,300

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CIT Information

CIT Ages: 17 years

CIT Fee: $600
Non-refundable Deposit: $50
Total CIT Fee: $650

More Information About the Camp

Address for paperwork and payment: 

ADA Camp Carefree
PO Box 2118
Wolfeboro, MA 03894


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 Please note that the HPV vaccine is not required for Camp.