Camp Wana Kura

American Diabetes Association Camp

About the Camp

The American Diabetes Association's Camp Wana Kura day camp is held alongside the lakes and under the trees at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve in San Diego County. Campers, ages 5 to 12, play water games, sing songs, run relays, do crafts, swim, go paddle boating, learn new things and connect with other kids living with diabetes while building new friendships.

Ensuring Camp for Years to Come

This year Camp Wana Kura is celebrating its 26th year anniversary. We are continually reaching out to past campers, camp families and past camp funders for their support in a annual fundraising campaign to help us raise $29,000 for the 29 million people currently living with diabetes and to help fund Camp Wana Kura. 

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Camp Fees

Fees: $75
Financial assistance is available, based on need.

Camp fee is not refundable after June 10, 2015.

Registration is Full

More Information About the Camp

Registration Requirements

For Campers

  • Complete the online registration form.
  • Submit payment.
  • Download and complete the supplemental forms (see link on webpage). These forms MUST be completed and returned to the San Diego office no later than June 10, 2015.
  • The camper is not guaranteed a space at camp until the online registration, fees, and supplemental forms have been received by the Association.
  • Due to limited capacity, Camp Wana Kura is only open for children with diabetes.

For Teen Volunteers

If you are a teen and interested in volunteering, please read the information below before completing the on-line application:

  • Registration fee: none
  • Apply early, positions are limited.
  • Teens with diabetes must be at least 13 years of age (as of July 27, 2015).
  • Teens without diabetes must be 15 to 17 years of age (as of July 27, 2015).
  • Preference will be given to teens with diabetes and those who have siblings with diabetes.
  • Teens should plan to volunteer for all 4 days and participate in training activities.
  • Service credit: Service credit will be awarded based on participation (32 hours maximum for the camp session).
  • Complete online registration, then download and complete the supplemental forms.
  • Online registration must be completed AND supplemental forms must be completed and returned to the San Diego office, no later than June 10, 2015.

For Adult Volunteers

If you are a returning adult volunteer, you will be sent an email invitation with information on how to register. If you are a new adult volunteer, please contact Sheila Mazdyasni at for an email invitation with information on how to log on to register as an adult staff member.

  • Complete the online registration form to initiate the background check process.
  • A health history and supplemental forms will need to be completed and returned by June 10, 2015.

Drop Off Instructions

Tell the gate attendant that you are dropping off a camper; you will not be charged a parking fee. Proceed to the north end of Lake 5.

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