Camp EDI - Full Session

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About the 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. Nutrition activities, blood glucose monitoring and injections/medications are integrated into the camp program. A Health Lodge is located on-site with hospital facilities nearby. Staff consists of pediatric endocrinologists, nurses, dietitians and social workers. American Diabetes Association program staff includes a camp director, assistant camp director, unit leaders and counselors. All program staff are over 18 years of age and most have personal diabetes management experience. All staff undergoes a screening process and receives a minimum of 24 class-time hours of pre-camp training.

Camp EDI - The Gloria Hirsch Camp for Children with Diabetes is an American Camp Association Accredited (ACA) Camp.

Camp Fee

Family Contribution (Camp Fee): $850

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CIT Information

CIT Ages: 16 to 17 years

Family Contribution (CIT Fee): $850

The Camp EDI Counselors-in-Training (CITs) program seeks to provide an experience that will enhance one's self-image, improve one's awareness of the natural world, and encourage a sincere appreciation of diversity among individuals. CITs are expected to be positive role models and leaders within the community. They will participate in a leadership development program that focuses on a variety of topics. Some of these topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • College/Work Life and Diabetes
  • Resume and Job Preparation
  • Camp Counselor Shadowing

While our CIT's are campers, and not staff, we provide opportunities for them to connect with other campers, foster their leadership skills, and contribute to traditions at Camp EDI. Our CIT program applicants should be motivated individuals, with excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well with others.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • Animas - Johnson and Johnson, Corporation
  • Cardinals Care
  • Connoco Phillips
  • Dana Brown Charitable Trust
  • Eli Lilly
  • Estate of Leona M. Helmsley
  • Insulet Corporation
  • Lynne F. Solon Foundation
  • Medtronic
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Sanofi-Aventis, Inc.
  • Schoen Family Charitable Trust
  • Tammy Stratman Brown Charities