Camp Sandcastle

American Diabetes Association Camp

About the Camp

Camp Sandcastle, a program of the American Diabetes Association, was established over 20 years ago to broaden the opportunity of Coastal Bend children with diabetes to experience summer camp.

Camp Sandcastle is an exciting week long day camp for children with type 1 diabetes. Children attending camp will experience outdoor fun while learning valuable lessons on positive diabetes management. Camp Sandcastle promotes self-confidence, independence, peer support and fun.

Physicians and nurses from around the Coastal Bend are the staff support for Camp Sandcastle. They are joined by community volunteers who also donate their time to ensure these children have a great camp experience and help them learn skills and habits for a lifetime of good health.

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.

Camp Fees


Registration is Full

Camp is now full, however, we are still accepting applications for our waitlist. To be added to the waitlist for possible openings, please complete the online application. You must select a payment option in order for the application to be submitted. Select "Pay Entire Balance by Check" but do not mail a check. If space becomes available, you will be contacted and payment can be made at that time.

Thank you for inquiring about American Diabetes Association Camp Sandcastle and supporting the American Diabetes Association.

CIT Information

Camp Sandcastle's CIT program is for teenagers ages 14 to 17 with past Camp Sandcastle experience.

If your child is interested in being a CIT, please contact Katie Hoover at 361-850-8778 or