Camp EDI - Mini Session for Females
About the Camp
Camp EDI is an acronym for the three cornerstones of a healthy, active life: Exercise, Diet and Insulin. Medical professionals are on staff at all times supervising blood sugars, insulin doses and diets. A Health Lodge is located on site with hospital facilities nearby. Staff consists of Pediatric Endocrinologists, nurses, dietitians and counselors. All counselors are over 18 years of age, most having personal diabetes management experience. All staff undergoes a screening process and receives a minimum of 24 class-time hours of pre-camp training.
Camp offers campers the opportunity to experience the fun of camp in a medically safe environment. Besides the typical camp activities, such as swimming, boating, hikiing, and arts and crafts, campers participate in daily, "wellness classes," diabetes education with a member of our medical staff. The campers learn diabetes self-management skills and the importance of counting carbohydrates, diet and exercise. They also learn to be more independent in their diabetes management while at camp. Most importantly, they are able to interact with other children who relate to the challenges of living with diabetes. All medical supplies are provided with the exception of pump supplies and type 2 oral medications.
Camper Fee: $450
Non-refundable Deposit: $50
Total Camp Fee: $500
More Information About the Camp
If you cannot apply online, there is an offline option.
Step 1: Mail the completed Reservation Form in the brochure with the non-refundable deposit of $50.00 to:
American Diabetes Association
425 South Woods Mill Road, Suite 110
Town & Country, MO 63017
Step 2: Within a few weeks, you will receive a Camp Application packet. Due to limited space, it is important to mail the completed Application and remaining payments as soon as possible.
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 www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/. Please note that the HPV vaccine is not required for Camp.
Thanks to Our Sponsors
- Animas- Johnson and Johnson, Corporation
- Build-A-Bear Foundation
- Boeing Employee Community Fund
- Cardinals Care
- Conoco Phillips
- Dana Brown Charitable Trust
- Eli Lilly
- Estate of Leona M. Helmsley
- Insulet Corporation
- Lynne F. Solon Foundation
- Medtronic Diabetes
- Novo Nordisk
- Sanofi-Aventis US, Inc
- Schoen Family Charitable Trust
- Tammy Stratman Brown Charities
- United Way