Camp – Diabetes Education & Camping Association

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    South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association, Camp Freedom

    Office at 313 W. Nolana Avenue, Mcallen, TX 78504-2514

    956-627-5594

    Diabetic children are a special group of individuals who live everyday with challenges unique to them. This organization was started by parents of diabetic children as a support system and advocacy group that helps both diabetic children and their families. At camp campers enjoy a fun filled weekend of swimming, educational activities, games, arts and crafts. Health care professionals, educators, and volunteers provide supervision throughout the camp program under the guidance of local Pediatric Endocrinologists. Our goal is to provide a fun and safe camping experience for children who have diabetes, and that children do not see their diabetes as on overriding issue, but rather an important added factor.

    Upcoming South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association, Camp Freedom Programs

    Camp Freedom

    • Dates: June 20, 2022 to June 25, 2022
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 and type 2 diabetes

    Camp for children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes ages 7-14.

    Camp Freedom - Robotics

    • Dates: July 11, 2022 to July 15, 2022
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multiple Days
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 and type 2 diabetes

    Day Camp for children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their siblings ages 6-13.

    Camp Freedom - Nature

    • Dates: July 18, 2022 to July 22, 2022
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multiple Days
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 and type 2 diabetes
    • Location: Valley Nature Center, Weslaco, TX United States

    Camp Freedom - Nature provides children living with diabetes with an opportunity to form long lasting friendships, and the support and reassurance they need in knowing that they are not the only ones living with diabetes. Camp Freedom - Nature is a week long day camp that introduces campers to the Valley’s unique natural habitat through fun and interactive learning experiences.