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    Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes

    Offices Located at PO Box 14136, Gainesville, FL 32604

    Our camps provide a fun, safe, educational and diabetes friendly environment for children with type 1 diabetes and their families where youth gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to achieve their full potential.

    Upcoming Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes Programs

    Teen Weekend

    • Dates: January 19, 2018 to January 21, 2018
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Teen weekend is for youngsters ages 12-17, and campers have the option to bring a friend of the same sex and approximate age. This weekend program allows for interactions amongst peer groups, as well as a learning experience for campers without diabetes. Educational sessions relating to “teen issues,” “school issues,” and “How-to-be-a-friend” are led by pediatric endocrinologists, nurses, dieticians, and mental health professionals. We understand that networking and the support of a teen’s peers is critical at this age, so we provide fun and interactive activities such as a beach party, luaus, casino night, and a lot of land sports.

    Sam Fuld Camp

    • Dates: February 03, 2018 to February 04, 2018
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multi Days

    Sam Fuld Sports Camp allows young athletes ages 8 through 17, along with a sibling or friend to experience different sports taught by trained coaches all of whom have T1D. Campers choose 3 out of 9 possible sports to either learn for the first time or practice their skills during the weekend. Sports available include: baseball/softball, basketball, tennis, soccer, football, dance, cheerleading, and golf. The program also includes instructions on handling diabetes as an athlete from Pediatric Endocrinologists and athletes and coaches with diabetes, as well as the chance to meet new friends with diabetes.

    Bring A Friend Weekend - Palm Beach

    • Dates: March 24, 2018 to March 25, 2018
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    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.

    Bring A Friend Weekend

    • Dates: April 14, 2018 to April 15, 2018
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    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.

    Fun Sports Camp

    • Dates: June 10, 2018 to June 15, 2018
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    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, 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.

    Cycling Adventure Camp

    • Dates: June 16, 2018 to June 21, 2018
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Cycling adventure camp is a true camping experience for ages 15 through 18! These campers bike an average of 20 miles a day at various locations throughout North Central Florida. Campers sleep in tents at various parks where they get a real outdoor experience. Bike, helmets and tents are provided and every staff member, including doctors and nurses, is experienced in cycling. Campers completing this rigorous adventure, truly embody our motto; “I can handle it.”

    PeeWee Camp

    • Dates: June 17, 2018 to June 22, 2018
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    This camp is for youngsters ages 5 to 9 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.

    Tallahassee Area Camp

    • Dates: June 26, 2018 to June 30, 2018
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Located just outside of Tallahassee at Centenary Camp in Quincy, Florida, this camp is for children age 7 through 12 (grades 2 through 5). Designed for campers from northern Florida, southern Georgia and Alabama, this five day camp is under the medical direction of doctors and nurses from Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Diabetes Center. Activities offered for this camp include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and diabetes education.

    Winona I

    • Dates: July 15, 2018 to July 22, 2018
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Divided into two sections, with one camp for campers ages 9 through 12 and one for ages 12 through 14, Winona camps are the largest programs offered. Each camp is staffed by three doctors, nurses, psychologists, and nutritionists. Winona is a rural setting on beautiful Lake Winona just outside of the Ocala National Forest. Activities for campers include swimming, canoeing, fun-yaking, and blobbing. Campers also learn teamwork through a high ropes course, team sports and cabin challenges. Nightly activities include a beach party, carnival, dance and a scavenger hunt.

    Winona II

    • Dates: July 28, 2018 to August 04, 2018
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Divided into two sections, with one camp for campers ages 9 through 12 and one for ages 12 through 14, Winona camps are the largest programs offered. Each camp is staffed by three doctors, nurses, psychologists, and nutritionists. Winona is a rural setting on beautiful Lake Winona just outside of the Ocala National Forest. Activities for campers include swimming, canoeing, fun-yaking, and blobbing. Campers also learn teamwork through a high ropes course, team sports and cabin challenges. Nightly activities include a beach party, carnival, dance and a scavenger hunt.

    Tampa Family Weekend

    • Dates: October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    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.