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 Fees

Camper Fee: $800
Non-refundable Deposit: $50
Total Camp Fee: $850

Application Process is Closed

CIT Information

CIT Ages: 16 to 17 years

CIT Fee: $800
Non-refundable Deposit: $50
Total 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.

More Information About the Camp

Apply Offline

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:

Camp EDI- The Gloria Hirsch Camp for Children with Diabetes
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 Please note that the HPV vaccine is not required for Camp.

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