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    Southwestern Diabetic Foundation Inc.

    Offices Located at P.O. Box 918, P.O. Box 918, Gainesville, TX 76241

    Camp Sweeney’s mission is to build a family that can help to support campers through all of the highs and lows of Type 1 diabetes. We start by making the practices of good diabetic control normal, so every child is on a level playing field and no longer feels that diabetes makes them different. Campers are given opportunities to succeed and once they begin to achieve their goals at camp, they develop confidence in their own talents and abilities. We encourage campers to seek the good in themselves and each other, so they place value in virtue rather than the venial attractions of the world. As campers support one another over the course of a session, they build friendships that are based in service – friendships they can count on long past the end of the summer.

    Upcoming Southwestern Diabetic Foundation Inc. Programs

    Sweeney Experience

    • Dates: April 29, 2017 to April 29, 2017
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Event - Part or Full Day

    In the spring, Camp Sweeney hosts a one day event called “The Sweeney Experience!” Potential campers and their families are invited to come to Camp Sweeney to spend a day in the life of a Camp Sweeney camper! Families will have the opportunity to do activities together, tour cabins, and speak to our staff members. The day will conclude with a special concert performed by our own rock band, The Sweeney 5!

    Camp Sweeney Summer Session 1

    • Dates: June 11, 2017 to June 30, 2017
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    The traditional 20-day summer sessions span June and July each year. Approximately 250 campers, ages 5 to 18, fill the cabins and campgrounds for three weeks of fun, fellowship, medical education and lifestyle enhancement. The length and intensity of these sessions are the reasons campers obtain successful diabetes management.

    Camp Sweeney Stay Over Weekend 1

    • Dates: June 30, 2017 to July 02, 2017
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    We offer two convenient stay over weekends for campers who would like to attend two consecutive 3-week sessions. There is an additional fee for this service. The sessions will consist of plenty of rest, laundry, movies, and more rest. This is especially helpful for campers who live a significant distance away from Camp Sweeney. Of course, parents may pick up their campers between sessions if they choose.

    Camp Sweeney Summer Session 2

    • Dates: July 02, 2017 to July 21, 2017
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    The traditional 20-day summer sessions span June and July each year. Approximately 250 campers, ages 5 to 18, fill the cabins and campgrounds for three weeks of fun, fellowship, medical education and lifestyle enhancement. The length and intensity of these sessions are the reasons campers obtain successful diabetes management.

    Camp Sweeney Stay Over Weekend 2

    • Dates: July 21, 2017 to July 23, 2017
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    We offer two convenient stay over weekends for campers who would like to attend two consecutive 3-week sessions. There is an additional fee for this service. The sessions will consist of plenty of rest, laundry, movies, and more rest. This is especially helpful for campers who live a significant distance away from Camp Sweeney. Of course, parents may pick up their campers between sessions if they choose.

    Camp Sweeney Summer Session 3

    • Dates: July 23, 2017 to August 11, 2017
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    The traditional 20-day summer sessions span June and July each year. Approximately 250 campers, ages 5 to 18, fill the cabins and campgrounds for three weeks of fun, fellowship, medical education and lifestyle enhancement. The length and intensity of these sessions are the reasons campers obtain successful diabetes management.