Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance to American Diabetes Association Camps

"This year would not have been possible financially without the generous support from your organization," said Leetta, mother of a 13-year-old girl who received a camp scholarship from the Association. "Everyone I saw at camp was so excited to be there, and after we left my daughter shared story after story on our 8-hour ride home. We are very blessed to have been part of something so amazing."

Regardless of your ability to pay for Camp, the American Diabetes Association is committed to providing a camp experience to children living with diabetes.

We strive to keep the Camp fee as low as possible for families. Through the Association's year-round fundraising efforts and generous donors, we only charge families 50% of the true cost to provide camp for a child.

In addition, camperships are available to help families pay the Camp fee. The amount of assistance awarded is based on financial need. We use a sliding scale to determine if you qualify for partial or full campership.

How do I apply for a Campership to an American Diabetes Association Camp?

It's easy to apply for financial assistance/campership to an American Diabetes Association Camp. First you and your child need to decide which Camp to go to.


  • Register your child for Camp.
  • Request the Campership Application from your local American Diabetes Association.
  • Complete the application.
  • Submit the application with a copy of your 1040, 1040EZ or 1040A as your proof of income to your local American Diabetes Association.

After your local American Diabetes Association has received your completed camp application and financial assistance application, they will notify you of the amount of assistance you will receive.

Financial Assistance for Other Diabetes Camps

While the American Diabetes Association is the largest provider of Diabetes Camps in the world, you may live in a place where a Camp operated by the Association is not available.

That's why we have relationships with other Diabetes Camps that meet our tough standards for program quality and medical care. The American Diabetes Association is pleased to provide limited funding to these camps to help with financial assistance for families.

If your child is interested in attending one of the camps listed below, please apply directly to that camp for financial assistance. They will provide all necessary paperwork and instructions.

Camp Nejeda - Stillwater, NJ
Florida Diabetes Camp - FL
Camp Hodia - Boise, ID
Clara Barton Camp - North Oxford, MA
Camp Joslin - Charlton, MA
Lions Camp Merrick - Camp Glyndon Diabetes Program, Nanjemoy, MD
Camp Conrad Chinook - Palm Desert, CA

Our National Campership Supporters Include

Lilly Diabetes

Thanks to our campership supporters and generous donors, the American Diabetes Association is able to offer financial assistance.

Learn more about Lilly's support for Diabetes Camp.