Camp – Diabetes Education & Camping Association

Camp

    Hopewell Camp & Conference Center

    Office at 24 County Road 231, Oxford, MS 38655-5810

    (662) 234-2254

    Diabetes camps are a special time for children and youth to enjoy all the wonders and excitement of camp life while being normal. Children and Youth with Type 1 Diabetes can enjoy all of the fun of summer camp while learning more about living with diabetes. One of the great things for the camper is that living with diabetes is the norm for the week, so everyone counts carbs, checks blood sugars, and tries to balance food, insulin, exercise and loads of fun! Campers are encouraged to develop age appropriate responsibilities for maintaining their diabetes. A resident physician, several nurses, a licensed dietitian and other support staff with and without diabetes will provide care during this rewarding camp session.

    Upcoming Hopewell Camp & Conference Center Programs

    Type 1 Diabetes Camp (10-15 yrs old)

    • Dates: June 26, 2022 to July 01, 2022
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Oxford, MS US

    Children and Youth with Type 1 Diabetes can enjoy all of the fun of summer camp while learning more about living with diabetes. One of the great things for the camper is that living with diabetes is the norm for the week, so everyone counts carbs, checks blood sugars, and tries to balance food, insulin, exercise, and loads of fun. Campers are encouraged to develop age appropriate responsibilities for maintaining their diabetes.

    Diabetes Leadership

    • Dates: June 26, 2022 to July 01, 2022
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Oxford, MS US

    Are you ready to lead? Do you want to make new friends, acquire new skills, and learn more about yourself and others? Campers will have the opportunity to practice leadership skills during their week as a leadership camper, by leading bible study, participating in a service project, and leading games for some of our younger campers. This session provides opportunities for some self exploration, while still enjoying all of the fun of camp! Join us for this fun and rewarding experience!!

    Diabetes Wee Bit (6-9 yrs old)

    • Dates: July 05, 2022 to July 07, 2022
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Oxford, MS US

    Children with Type 1 Diabetes can enjoy all of the fun of camp during this shorter, "beginners" session for our younger campers. Campers will participate in activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, fun games, nature study, canoeing and more during this 2 night/3 day medically staffed session.