Camp PowerUp - San Antonio

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About the Camp

Camp Power Up is a week-long day camp for youth who are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Camp will offer an educational and fun-filled environment and will focus on diabetes education, nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention. The Camp is a great blend of fun activities and wellness education to help them learn about diabetes and diabetes prevention. Family education will be available at the conclusion of each day for full family engagement. Field trips will also be provided, and camp will conclude with camp graduation and presentations to families.

Criteria to Be a Camp Participant

This camp is for children with multiple risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes, but not formally diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Please talk with your doctor for specific criteria.

A child between ages of 10 to 14 years with obesity (BMI ≥95%) and family history of type 2 diabetes PLUS one of the following criteria:

  • 1st degree relative with type 2 diabetes (parent or sibling)
  • Diagnosis of hypertension currently on medication or last clinic appointment in the past 3 months with systolic blood pressure ≥ 95% for gender, age and height
  • Diagnosis of hyperlipidemia currently on medication or last fasting lipid panel within the past 3 months with triglycerides ≥200 or LDL ≥ 150
  • Diagnosis of fatty liver or last liver function tests within the past 3 months with AST or ALT ≥ 45
  • HbA1c in the past 3 months 5.7% - 6.4%
  • Diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome

Limited Space Available. Once referred by physician, contact 210-829-1765 to submit application.

Camp Fee

Camp Fee: FREE - ($700 value waived with physician referral)

Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are provided.

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Drop-Off and Pick-Up Times

Drop-off is 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Pick-up is 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Don't Forget

  • Tennis shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • NO electronics or cell phones
  • Swim wear on Tuesday and Thursday

Thanks to Our Sponsors

United Health System Texas Diabetes Institute