Diabetes Education & Camping Association – Uniting the Global Diabetes Camping Community through Education and Leadership

Leading Excellence in Diabetes Camping

Resources for Diabetes Camps and Camp Leadership

Our Story

Find a Camp

Explore Camp Options Near You

We understand how difficult it can be to find a camp that caters to the needs of those with diabetes. Use our Find a Camp tool to search for a camp that fits your needs. 

Upcoming DECA Conferences

DECA is hosting a virtual conference specifically designed for the Medical Staff, and we’d love to invite you to attend!  This conference is the ultimate professional training and networking meeting for diabetes camping & retreat healthcare leaders worldwide.

(This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) through the joint providership of The Children’s Mercy Hospital and Diabetes Education & Camping Association. The Children’s Mercy Hospital is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Mercy Hospital  designates this conference for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.)

Note: CME credits are awarded to physicians. Other attendees completing the conference will earn a certificate of attendance. This certificate will state that the activity was approved for CME, and can typically be used to request other types of CE from licensing boards.

Diabetes Camping Staff Training Videos

Membership Benefits

Network and Collaborate
with Diverse Camp Leaders
from all over the Globe

Search our Exclusive Member
Resource Library for Support
with Camp Operations

Join our International Conference
for Best Practices to Keep
Your Program Thriving

Join The Network

Connect with Camp Experts and Industry Leaders

The Diabetes Education & Camping Association (DECA) strives to support diabetes camps by sharing resources that advance your work to provide safe, engaging programs for their campers. By becoming a DECA member, you and your camping organization will gain access to a library of resources and a network of camp leaders worldwide.

DECA unites the worldwide diabetes camping community through leadership and education. We understand the role of camp leadership and how critical it is for organizational success.

The DECA Membership Experience

Join as a Camp or Individual

Sign up to become a member
of DECA. Membership is for
camps as well as individuals.

Explore the Resource Library

Start expanding your knowledge
immediately by visiting
the resource library.

Attend the International Conference

Each year we host an international
conference to come together and
share tools, resources, and best practices in the diabetes camp industry.

Grow Your Camp  Organization

Your success is our priority.
We are continually updating
resources so that you can focus
on your organization.

DECA Community Connections

The DECA community is constantly working to support each other. Catch up on the latest news and inspiring stories below.

Camp Fire

2023 Conference Recordings

Lisa Gier, Executive Director Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs / Camp Hodia What do fundraising and mismatched socks have in common? …you are right! That was

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Finding Your People

Kelsey Dunman, Director of Operations Gales Creek Camp Foundation When I was seven years old, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Sitting in the

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Mission Partners