Camp Colorado

Camp Colorado

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 8 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!

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 8 to 14): $560
  • Teen Camp (ages 15 to 17): $600
Total Camp Fee:
  • Residential Camp (ages 8 to 14): $610
  • Teen Camp (ages 15 to 17): $650

* Camper registration will NOT be processed until the non-refundable deposit is received.

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More Information About the Camp

Camperships

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 emfay@diabetes.org or 720-855-1102 ext. 7015.

Cabin Roommate Requests

To request to be in the same cabin as another camper please email emfay@diabetes.org 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 in 2014 and save money on camp!

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

  • Tour de Cure Colorado, August 16, 2014
  • Tour de Cure Southern Colorado, September 27, 2014
  • Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, November 1, 2014

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Special thanks to:

  • Soule Family Foundation*
  • Abbott Diabetes Care
  • Aurora Eagles
  • BD Diabetes Care
  • Blue Bell Creameries
  • Candelaria's Spices
  • Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Coal Creek Rotary
  • Colorado Leadership Board
  • Cosmopolitan Club of Boulder
  • Derby for Diabetes
  • Denver Metro Celiac Sprue Association
  • Grizzly Rose
  • Harmony Court No. 4 Order of the Amaranth
  • Jay Geist
  • KIND
  • KSE Sports Charities
  • Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Lilly USA
  • Lundbergs
  • Medtronic Diabetes Team
  • Memorial Health System Foundation
  • Novo Nordisk Inc.
  • Optimist Club's of Colorado
  • Penske
  • Rocky Mountain Popcorn
  • Rudis
  • Salba Smart Natural Products, LLC
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • SIGNARAMA Fort Collins
  • Starbucks Woodland Park
  • The USAA Foundation
  • Udi's
  • Walmart Market