Camp Freedom

American Diabetes Association Camp

About the Camp

The American Diabetes Association Camp Freedom is a resident camp program for boys and girls ages 7 to 16. In 2014, 75% of our campers were past campers! 88% of our counselors were return counselors or past campers. Camp Freedom is held at Camp Kweebec, which has been accredited by the American Camp Association for more than 40 years and located in Montgomery County, PA. Camp Freedom offers a wide range of activities, including swimming, sports, horseback riding, zip lining, arts and crafts, cooking, campfire activities and more!

The purpose of our camp is to provide a safe environment for children with diabetes to participate in traditional camping fun while meeting other kids like them and learn new ways to manage their diabetes. Our staff includes physicians, nurses, registered dietitians and counselors. For additional information, please read the camp brochure.

Camp Freedom celebrated 15 years with a blast! With our biggest year yet, over 170 campers, everyone enjoyed activities ranging from gaga, soccer with the Philadelphia Union, zip-lining, horseback riding and more. Our evening activities, including a carnival, a camp dance and concluding with a fully packed talent show, gave the campers evenings of fun and laughter! Thank you to all the campers, counselors, medical staff and sponsors for supporting Camp Freedom again this summer. See you in 2016!

Camp Fees

Non-refundable Deposit: $55
Camp Fee: $740
Total Camp Fee: $795

The Camp fee includes 24-hour medical supervision, meals and snacks, American Diabetes Association Camp T-shirt, housing, supervised program activities and most diabetes supplies.

Registration is Closed

CIT Information

CIT Age: 17
CIT Fee: $300

The role of a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) is to assist counselors while working with younger campers. The CIT Program provides training for youth interested in working with kids, specifically as camp counselors. Participants are expected to interact thoughtfully and compassionately with younger campers; to commit to learning more about themselves, camp, and camp procedures; to be team members and to take on responsibility and leadership. CITs also have the opportunity to learn a basic understanding of diabetes and its care.

The primary goal of the CIT Program is to offer a fun and supportive experience that will develop confidence, commitment and community. The program focuses on helping youth become future leaders by developing communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. CITs will leave ready to become camp counselors.

Application requires two personal references and a medical reference. Space is limited for this position.

For more information on the CIT program, please contact Nate Keeney at nkeeney@diabetes.org or 610-828-5003 ext. 4624.

**Only inquiries from CIT applicants will be responded to. Sorry, no parents!

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Featured Sponsor:

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Sponsors:

camp kweebec logo chop diabetes center logo St. Christopher's