Diabetes Camping and Educational Services, Inc.

    Offices Located at 12045 Waterfront Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90094-2999


    Diabetes Camping and Educational Services (DCES) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is dedicated to helping children and their families to better understand and manage their Type 1 diabetes. DCES serves over 1,500 families annually from various backgrounds in the Southern California area in partnership with the region’s leading hospitals and educational institutions. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that Type 1 diabetes is the single-most costly chronic disease. The programs and events we provide through education, support groups, family retreats, and youth camping programs are designed to see each and every child develop life-saving skills and reach a new level of confidence and self-esteem. DCES is open to all children and families impacted by Type 1 diabetes, and offers numerous opportunities and training for volunteers, medical, and dietary professionals and students.


    Upcoming Diabetes Camping and Educational Services, Inc. Programs

    Camp Conrad Chinnock Camp at Home

    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Virtual Camp
    • Location: Playa Vista, CA US

    At its heart, CAMP is a community, and the connections we have with one another to create the CAMP Family. Being able to reunite in-person as a CAMP Family is always our favorite way of connecting, but due to the world events we had to announce to suspend our traditional summer program. However, in the past weeks, we’ve released a handful of virtual programming opportunities to unite with our CAMP Family. Now, we are exploring ways to expand and enhance these online connections. We know this is not a replacement for Summer Camp as we’ve known it over the past 60 years, but we are grateful that technology provides this opportunity to make the “next-best-thing” possible. Once you're signed up you will receive notifications about all dates just in case you would like your camper to participate. *Wednesday's are reserved for youth 7-12 years of age *Thursday's are reserved for teens 13-17 years of age

    Camp Conrad Chinnock Family Winter Camp

    • Dates: January 18, 2020 to January 20, 2020
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Location: Angelus Oaks, CA US

    Teen Winter Camp

    • Dates: February 15, 2020 to February 17, 2020
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Location: Angelus Oaks, CA US

    Teen Winter Camp features team-building challenges, discussions regarding diabetes and life as a teenager, snow sledding, snacks, good company, snow fights, games, and a variety of opportunities for personal growth. Anyone attending the weekend must bring their own diabetes supplies and medications. Medical staff will be on-site and monitoring your diabetes control throughout the weekend.