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About the Camp

Camp JADA, a program of the American Diabetes Association, will be held at the beautiful Jacksonville University campus this June for Camp JADA's 28th year! With guidance from camp staff, our campers are encouraged to participate in a variety of fun activities while developing the independence and confidence necessary for successfully managing their diabetes. Sharing experiences with other campers who live a similar lifestyle encourages acceptance and promotes a positive self-image, while also achieving your child's main goal in attending camp – having fun!

While participating in a variety of awesome activities, campers will also be learning about nutrition, exercise, insulin, and blood glucose monitoring. Our first priority is not perfecting blood sugar management but rather the safety of your child while they enjoy a traditional camp experience. Camp JADA medical staff is always present to administer necessary medical care. Blood testing and insulin administration are also conducted under certified medical supervision.

The American Diabetes Association is committed to providing educational information and referral services for children with diabetes and their families, advocating for fair and quality treatment of children with diabetes in schools, and increasing federal funding for diabetes research.

The camp fee includes medical supervision, meals, snacks, American Diabetes Association Camp t-shirt, supervised program activities and most diabetes supplies. Dinner will also be served for the campers and their families on Thursday evening at the Family Banquet.

Camp Fee

Family Contribution (Camp Fee): $150

Extended Hours Fee (if needed): $25

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CIT Information

CIT Ages:
  • Junior Counselor - 13 to 14
  • CIT - 15 to 17

Family Contribution (CIT Fee): $75

Camp JADA also offers a Junior Counselor (JC) program for ages 13 to 14, and a Counselor in Training (CIT) program for ages 15 to 17. The JC's and CIT's will assist camp staff to help ensure that each camper has a great camp experience.

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Camp Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening-Family Banquet: 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Extended Hours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. if needed for an additional fee of $25.


The American Diabetes Association recognizes that when a child is diagnosed with diabetes, the entire family is affected. Therefore, Camp JADA encourages each camper to bring either a sibling or friend along with them to camp. The sibling/friend attends for the same $135 fee as the camper with diabetes.


If you are interested in volunteering at Camp JADA as a medical professional or a camp counselor, please contact Brooke Tonkin at