ADA Camp

ADA Camp

Embrace the Spirit of Camp

There's something magical about ADA Camps—where children living with diabetes can <em>just be kids</em>.
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Leap Forward This Summer at Camp

Spending time at camp swimming, singing, skills-building, and making lifelong friendships is a rite of passage every child should experience.

Every summer, we help thousands of children living with diabetes: 

  • Make lifelong memories at a camp that’s prepared to support their unique care needs 
  • Rise to the challenge of achieving diabetes “firsts” on their own in a medically safe environment
  • Forge new friendships and share adventures with peers who can relate to their experiences 
  • Build confidence to thrive at camp and beyond as we celebrate every milestone and how far they’ve come

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   74 Years of ADA Camps

  33 Camps Nationwide

100 Percent of Staff Complete Diabetes Training Before Camp

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"It's not an accident that our camper has attended ADA Camp six years in a row now. He always has a great time, makes and reconnects with friends, and learns things."

—ADA Camp Parent

Serious Fun Awaits at Camp

We understand what it takes to keep your child safe. Our team of physicians, nurses, dietitians, and counselors provide round-the-clock care so you have peace of mind while your camper is away. And we provide financial assistance so no child will miss out on camp just because of cost.

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Join Us: Camp & Family Retreats

Don't miss out on the summer camp experience! Although it has already begun, there's still time to apply. Locate a camp near you and inquire about available space. If you can't make it this summer, don't worry! Join us at one of our family retreats this fall. Get ready for a year filled with incredible breakthroughs, thrilling adventures, and lifelong friendships for both campers and families alike. We can't wait to share these memorable moments with you!
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Imagine Camp: A Virtual Experience

Experience the wonder of ADA Imagine Camp, a virtual program designed to bring children living with type 1 diabetes together for adventure, education, mentorship, and fun! Children will enjoy the magic of camp from the comfort of their own homes. Don't miss out on this opportunity to ignite their sense of adventure, enhance their knowledge, and create lasting memories.
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Work at Camp

Looking for a fun-powered summer with purpose? Each year, it takes a team of 1,500+ dedicated staff and volunteers to make camp special and successful for children living with diabetes. Join our camp team, be a part of a passionate, committed community helping campers discover new talents, build confidence, and have fun! Camp positions for staff, volunteers, and medical teams can be found on our local camp pages. Join the fun, work at camp!
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Camp Outcomes

Camp positively impacts a wide-range of camper outcomes, including knowledge of diabetes management, management behaviors, confidence to manage diabetes, and emotional well-being.

Give the Gift of Camp

Help us deliver the magic of camp to every child.