Camp Sweet Pea

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About the Camp

The purpose of the American Diabetes Association, Northern Colorado Camp Sweet Pea Day Camp is to provide a unique recreational and educational experience for grade school children with diabetes. With guidance from the camp staff and teen counselors, day campers learn to participate in various camping activities including swimming, sports and much more while developing independence and skills in caring for their diabetes. Sharing experiences with other youngsters who have the same lifestyle encourages acceptance and promotes a positive self-image. Diabetes education sessions teach campers about nutrition, exercise, insulin, highs and lows and blood sugar testing. Children are grouped by age and activities, are supervised by trained certified health professionals and counselors.

Children are asked to bring a sack lunch each day with carbohydrate counts included. Daily snacks, milk and water are provided. A parent lunch will be hosted on the final day of camp to include diabetes education and peer networking.

The camp fee includes medical supervision, snacks, American Diabetes Association camp t-shirt, supervised program activities, insulin and blood glucose testing supplies.

We will look forward to continuing to fund this program through the generous support of corporations, foundations, clubs and organizations, third party events, individual gifts and Association fundraising events. Monetary gifts of all sizes go a long way! A few ways your donation can make a difference this year are by helping provide camper snacks for low blood glucose, swimming tubes, volunteer lunches, camper t-shirts and sport equipment.

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Camp Fee

Family Contribution: $100

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CIT Information

CIT Ages: 14 to 17 years

Family Contribution (CIT Fee): $60

The CIT fees include a Camp Sweet Pea T-Shirt, most diabetes supplies, daily lunch, snacks and bevrages and entrance to the swimming pool with campers!

Have a thrill-filled camp experience while developing leadership skills that will prepare you to become a medical counselor at either Camp Sweet Pea or Camp Colorado. CIT's will assist camp staff to help ensure that each camper has a great and safe camp experience. Space is limited for these programs and the applicant will be expected to attend a full day orientation trainning prior to Camp Sweet Pea.

More Information About the Camp

Camp Hours

  • Thursday to Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Family BBQ (Saturday): 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.


The American Diabetes Association recognizes that when a child is diagnosed with diabetes, the entire family is affected. Therefore, Camp Sweet Pea encourages each camper to bring either a sibling or friend along with them to camp. The sibling/friend attends for the same $100 fee as the camper with diabetes.


If you are interested in volunteering at Camp Sweet Pea as a medical professional or a camp counselor, please contact Kaylee Gronau at or 720-855-1102 ext. 7098.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Abbott Diabetes Care
Barbara Davis Center
BD Diabetes Care
Colorado Leadership Board
Jason's Deli
Lilly USA
Medtronic Diabetes Team
Novo Nordisk Inc.
Optimist Club's of Colorado
Rocky Mountain Association of Diabetes Educators
Rocky Mountain Popcorn