Our Camps

For nearly 70 years, we've hosted over 100,000 campers, Camp families and volunteers.

Campers will tell you it's their favorite week of the year, but they are not the only ones. Every year, more than 2,000 medical staff and volunteers help make our camps successful, often using their vacation time to volunteer. They are onsite 24/7 to help campers learn and master skills to stay healthy.

We know firsthand how children living with type one diabetes respond to learning in a safe and fun environment surrounded by peers who understand what they are experiencing. For many children, the encouragement they get from their peers does more for their independence than a session with the doctor. And, as the largest provider of camps for children with type 1 diabetes in the world, we’ve expanded the scope to meet a growing need—children at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Camp PowerUp works to educate campers and their families on the importance of nutrition and prevention. The camp places a special focus on communities with health disparities.

Camp By The Numbers

6,000+ CHILDREN
From 44 states attend our Camps each year

2,000+ VOLUNTEERS
Doctors, nurses, dieticians and community champions
 
64 CAMP SESSIONS
21 day camps, 25 overnight camps, 4 family camps and 14 PowerUp camps

$700 PER CHILD
Amount American Diabetes Association subsidizes families for one week of Camp PowerUp

100% FREE
American Diabetes Association fully finances all PowerUp campers

$1,800 PER CHILD
Actual cost for one week of overnight camp (insulin, blood glucose strips, and diabetes management supplies are included) without subsidies

$600-800 PER CHILD
Amount American Diabetes Association subsidizes families for one week of overnight camp

$500,000+
Of need-based financial aid is awarded to families each year

40%+
Of camp families qualify for need-based financial assistance to cover some or all of the cost of camp