Camp John Warvel

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About the Camp

The American Diabetes Association - Indiana Area is proud to host its 62nd year of Camp John Warvel. Children with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes are welcome to attend this week-long residential camp, which includes 24-hour medical supervision by some of the top diabetes health care professionals in the state. Camp John Warvel takes place at Camp Crosley YMCA, a site accredited by the American Camp Association. The camp is near North Webster in Kosciusko County on beautiful Little Tippecanoe Lake. Campers enjoy water activities, sports, drama, crafts, Mock Rock night, rock wall climbing, low and high ropes courses, archery and much more! Cabins are air-conditioned, the grounds are gorgeously wooded and well-maintained. It's modern camping at its best! 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.

Parents know their kids are:

  • Surrounded by health professionals with diabetes expertise who provide continuous medical supervision.
  • Interacting with counselors who serve as positive role models.
  • Learning to balance nutrition, physical activity and diabetes care.
  • Meeting friends who understand what it's like to have diabetes.
  • Gaining confidence, discovering new skills and learning respect for nature, themselves and others.

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Camp Fees

Camper Fee: $550
Non-refundable Deposit: $50
Total Cost: $600

Actual cost of camp is $1175; however, every camper receives a minimum $575 campership to offset the cost. Remaining family responsibility is $600.

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CIT Information

Ages: 17 years old

CIT Fees: $550
Non-refundable Deposit: $50
Total Cost: $600

CITs are selected following a special application process and there are limited openings. Contact the Association office for a CIT application and information on our special Andy Shella CIT Scholarship.

More Information About the Camp

Financial Assistance

Additional need-based financial assistance is available. For more information, please contact Carol Dixon at or 317-352-9226.


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

Special thanks to Riley Hospital for Children/IU Health and all of the volunteer health care professionals from Riley who share their time to create a wonderful and safe camp experience.