Camp – Diabetes Education & Camping Association


    The Diabetes Family Connection

    Office at 6325 Falls Of Neuse Rd, Ste 35-241, Raleigh, NC 27615-6877

    (919) 931-0223

    The mission of The Diabetes Family Connection is to positively transform life with diabetes through the power of community. Our organization provides recreation-based programs focused on building confidence, optimism, and support for families affected by diabetes. Lean On Me Virtual Hangouts are FREE monthly meetings hosted by The DFC using the Zoom video conferencing platform. Different Hangouts are available for specific groups, depending on where you, your child, and/or your family are in your T1D journey. Hangouts are hosted by DFC staff members/volunteers (“Hangout Hosts”) and are firmly capped at a 1-hour time limit. Hangouts are designed to be loosely structured, allowing for organic conversations and connections. Diabetes has the potential to be isolating and burdensome, but we’re here to help “share your load!” Sign up for Lean On Me Virtual Hangouts TODAY! Please visit the link for age appropriate sessions:


    Upcoming The Diabetes Family Connection Programs

    Camp Morris

    • Dates: June 12, 2022 to June 18, 2022
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: King, NC 27021 US

    Camp Morris is North Carolina’s LARGEST residential diabetes summer camp! Kids and teens looking to experience an independent camp program will find this week chock-full of excitement, friendship, and learning opportunities. Campers are assigned cabins by age and supervised by experienced counselors (many of whom are living with diabetes themselves) and a dedicated team of healthcare professionals including: pediatric endocrinologists; registered nurses; registered dietitians; pharmacists; and certified diabetes educators. Camp Morris is a “challenge-by-choice” environment where campers have the opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities that include: archery; canoeing; camp fires; swimming; zip-lines; arts and crafts; multiple challenge courses; and so much more! Our staff and volunteers are experts at “meeting campers where they’re at,” using teachable moments throughout the week to promote healthy, age-appropriate independence in diabetes management.