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Florida Diabetes Camp - Brandon

Florida Diabetes Camp c/o Rotary's Camp Florida
1915 Camp Florida Road
Brandon, Florida 33510

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Upcoming Sessions

Bring A Friend Weekend
2014-04-12 to 2014-04-13

Audience: Youth
Program Type: Overnight Camp
ACA Accredited

Bring a friend weekend is open for kids ages 5 through 11, who may not have spent a night away from home before. This weekend offers a camping experience in a shortened setting where campers are allowed to bring a friend of the same sex and appropriate age if they so choose. Children participate in activities such as swimming, land sports, and arts and crafts. Children with diabetes are taught age appropriate self-management skills and children without diabetes learn about the disease and what their friends go through on a daily basis. All talks are led by the pediatric endocrinologist, nurses, dieticians and mental health professionals.

Sports Camp
2014-06-08 to 2014-06-13

Audience: Teen
Program Type: Overnight Camp
ACA Accredited

Fun Sports Camp is for campers ages 15 to 18 to try out different sports while learning teamwork, and gaining independence in diabetes care. The campers stay at Rotary’s Camp Florida in Brandon, FL and bus to different venues each day. Activities are under the direction of various college coaches or certified instructors and include martial arts, volleyball, soccer, water skiing, golf, basketball, tennis, and softball. Planned night activities include roller skating, bowling, and a night at Tropicana Field watching the Tampa Bay Rays play ball.

PeeWee Camp
2014-06-15 to 2014-06-20

Audience: Youth
Program Type: Overnight Camp
ACA Accredited

This camp is for youngsters ages 6 to 8 and designed to give them their first taste of summer camp while making friendships that will last a lifetime! This camp was created with little ones in mind, so activities are specifically tailored toward young children. Campers learn about nature, how to swim, diabetes management and more. Daily visits from the story lady, and different carnival events each night provide the kids with the genuine camp feel they are sure not to forget.

FCCYD Family Weekend
2014-10-17 to 2014-10-19

Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
Program Type: Overnight Camp
ACA Accredited

Held at various times and locations throughout the state, these programs allow a family to spend time together while learning to face issues related to diabetes as a unit. Family weekends provide diabetes education, nutrition education, psycho-social support, and a chance for kids, parents, and grandparents to get to know their doctor outside of the hospital setting. Family weekends allow kids with diabetes and their siblings to meet new friends, as well as given their parents the chance to do the same. These events prepare kids for the summer camp experience, and teach the whole family, that together, they can handle diabetes.