Diabetes Education & Camping Association
12557 New Brittany Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Diabetes camps help people affected by diabetes lead healthier, happier and more productive lives through good diabetes management. The Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) is a membership organization of the world’s diabetes camps, providing leadership and education to better enable diabetes camps to fulfill this purpose.
DECA strives to help diabetes camping peers and leaders be the best they can be at serving children and youth living with diabetes through diabetes education and peer support.
DECA Member Camp staff, volunteers and Board members have access to:
“Find a Camp” portal, through which you’ll describe your programs, contact and session information. This gives you exposure to those seeking a camp for children, those wishing to join your staff and prospective funders!
Preferential access to diabetes supplies: The diabetes care product needs of camps located in the US will be shared with DECA’s Industry Partners by the spring of each year. DECA’s Industry Partners are the leading providers of insulin, test strips and other diabetes management necessities.
Eligibility to participate in DECA administered camp funding programs (US)
Eligibility to apply for DECA administered camper scholarship funds
Annual International Diabetes Camping Conferences
Access to Webinars and Campfire Chats on best practices in diabetes camping
Access to the DECA online Library of Resources on the following topics:
Access to The Case for Camp: Case statements and research you can use when making a case for collaboration in your community and for fundraising.
Inclusion in “Outstanding Leaders in Diabetes Camping”: DECA’s real time online discussion and collaboration tool so you can connect with colleagues and thought leaders any time you wish.
Receipt of Quarterly E-News
Recognition and Validation: Access to usage of DECA’s logo to indicate that your programs benefit from your dedication to excellence.
You pay one annual fee for your organization’s membership. You get free individual memberships for those associated with your organization so they can benefit from DECA’s resources.
Individuals Members of DECA have access to:
Note: Individuals who are affiliated with a DECA Member Camp are eligible for an annual DECA Membership at no cost. Speak to the leadership of your camp to secure a discount code to use during Member Registration.