Diabetes Education & Camping Association
12557 New Brittany Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Young adults will create valuable connections and develop a great support system through fun teambuilding and camp activities, great speakers, an inclusive environment, and open group discussions on a wide variety of important T1D topics including driving, transition from high school to college or workforce, alcohol, the importance of mental health and more. Participants will learn valuable life lessons from other T1 peers and educators and be able to have open and honest conversations that may be difficult to have in a home environment.
The program is open to all T1 teens ages 13-17, who are in high school. Participants are also encouraged to a young adult friend or sibling as long as they are ages 13-17 and in high school as well. Registration is $50/camper and includes meals, snacks, lodging, and program supplies. Space is limited to the first 30 participants. If you have any questions or are in need of additional information, please call our office at 440-739-4095. Teen Weekend participants must bring their own diabetes supplies and any other prescribed or over-the-counter medications.
Fall Festival is an affordable ($7/person) family-friendly day featuring pumpkin launching, face painting, Outback Ray, balloon artists, petting zoo, pumpkin archery/tomahawk throwing, scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating, magician, photo spot, hayrides, costume contest, and lots more seasonal camp fun! An onsite pumpkin patch will also be available for a small donation. All proceeds help to support our mission of helping children with Type 1 Diabetes grow in mind, body, and spirit through an outdoor camping experience that strengthens their confidence and creates a community of peers.