Camp Discovery

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About the Camp

The purpose of Camp Discovery is to educate youth with diabetes while allowing them to enjoy a traditional summer camp experience. Camp Discovery accommodates children grades 4 through 12 (11 and 12 as counselors-in-training) with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The camp is fully staffed by health professionals, including doctors, nurses and dietitians, who volunteer their time. While at camp, children learn new ways to manage their diabetes through nutrition, physical activity and proper self-care. Additionally, our camp encourages children to be cognizant of carbohydrates and calorie intake at each meal. Youth also get to experience summer camp in an environment designed to meet their special needs.

Camp Fees

Camper fee: $350
Non-refundable deposit: $50
Total Camp fee: $400

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 Discovery and supporting the American Diabetes Association.

CIT Information

CIT fee: $175
Non-refundable deposit: $50
Total CIT fee: $225

More Information About the Camp

If you do not wish to register online, you may contact Anne Bowman at or 316-684-6091 ext. 6906. Camperships are available, please ask for details.


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

Special thanks to grants from:

  • The Kansas Health Foundation
  • Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi
  • The Fraternal Order of Eagles
  • Martha C. Buford Foundation
  • Diabetes Action Research Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation
  • The Wichita Cosmopolitan Club
  • Lions Clubs
  • and many others