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About the Camp

The mission of the American Diabetes Association Camp Colorado is to foster independence, self confidence and awareness of a healthy lifestyle through education, nutrition, exercise, emotional well being and glucose control in children.

Camp Colorado is held at beautiful Eagle Lake camp in the heart of Pike National Forest. Only 9 miles outside of Woodland Park, CO and a short distance from Colorado Springs, Camp Colorado is an idyllic summer camp setting.

What is camp all about - Empowered adventure. This is the rally cry of Association Camp Colorado. We provide one Association-trained diabetes counselor for every four campers and then add an additional program counselor just to ensure a safe good time! Camp Colorado is a non-intimidating place to expand your knowledge of diabetes while making new friends and creating experiences you'll be telling other people about for years to come.

We encourage each camper to learn something new about diabetes management but never force education. At Camp Colorado we believe that you will take something away that is specific to your own stage of development. Meet new friends, have a blast and hopefully learn something new about yourself along the way.

Camp Colorado is funded through the generous support of corporations, foundations, clubs and organizations, third party events and individual gifts. Monetary gifts of all sizes go a long way! A few ways your donation can make a difference this year are by helping provide juice fairy snack boxes for each cabin nightly, providing each camper a glow necklace on crazy night, sending a teen on a full day white water raft trip and helping us purchases new camp walkie-talkies!

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Residential Camp - Ages 9 to 14

Residential Camp is what most people think of when summer camp is mentioned. Archery, canoeing, riflery, swimming, crafts, camp Olympics and capture the flag are familiar activities on the program agenda. Some new ones you might not have heard of before include the flight simulator (aka"Vomitron"), the "blob" aqua jump and the zip-line!

Not 9 yet? Check out Camp Sweet Pea for campers ages 5 to 10.

Teen Camp - Ages 15 to 17

Teen Camp is a combination of residential activities and adventure designed with teens in mind. Common activities include hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, conquering the ropes courses, beach time and best of all white water rafting! Night time activities focus on teaching leadership and team building with the intent of encouraging teens toward becoming mentors.

Camp Fees

Non-refundable Deposit: $50*
Camp Fee:
  • Residential Camp (ages 9 to 14): $560
  • Teen Camp (ages 15 to 17): $600
Total Camp Fee:
  • Residential Camp (ages 9 to 14): $610
  • Teen Camp (ages 15 to 17): $650

Camp 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 Colorado and supporting the American Diabetes Association.

More Information About the Camp


The true cost for a camper to attend is $1,500 but families pay as little as $610 per camper. Need help paying for camp? Financial Assistance is available, excluding the $50 non-refundable deposit. Please complete the online camper application and at the very end download and print the Financial Aid application. First time campers are never turned away!

For more information, please contact Emily Fay-Enriquez at or 720-855-1102 ext. 7015.

Cabin Roommate Requests

To request to be in the same cabin as another camper please email your campers full name and age and the full name and age of the friend. We cannot promise all Cabin Requests will be fulfilled but we will try our best.

Go to Camp for Free

Participate in one of the American Diabetes Association fund-raising events and save money on camp!

For every $500 your raise receive, $50 off your camp registration. (This does not include the mandatory $50 deposit.) For an event near you visit


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.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Presenting Partner:
Centura Health

Smile Partner:
Delta Dental

Special thanks to: (* Greater than $10,000)

  • Soule Family Foundation*
  • The Christian Foundation Tom Dyke Scholarship Fund*
  • PEMA Family Foundation*
  • Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust*
  • Abbott Diabetes Care
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Aurora Eagles
  • BD Diabetes Care
  • Candelaria's Spices
  • Children's Diabetes Foundation
  • Coal Creek Rotary
  • Colorado Leadership Board
  • Cosmopolitan Club of Boulder
  • Derby for Diabetes
  • Denver Metro Celiac Sprue Association
  • General Mills
  • Harmony Court No. 4 Order of the Amaranth
  • KIND
  • KSE Sports Charities
  • Lilly USA
  • Lundbergs
  • Medtronic Diabetes Team
  • Novo Nordisk Inc.
  • Optimist Club's of Colorado
  • Penske
  • Rocky Mountain Popcorn
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Starbucks- Woodland Park
  • The USAA Foundation
  • Udi's
  • Whole Foods
  • Walmart Market