Diabetes Camps - California

Bearskin Meadow Camp

For more information about the Camp, and to request an application, contact:
Diabetic Youth Foundation
5167 Clayton Road, Suite F
Concord, CA 94521
Phone (925) 680-4994
Fax (925) 680-4863
Emails: info@dyf.org
Web: http://www.dyf.org/

Bearskin Meadow Camp - Making Magic & Memories Every Summer
Bearskin Meadow Camp, operated by the Diabetic Youth Foundation, is the one of the oldest and largest wilderness resident camps for children, teens and families affected by diabetes. Were located in the Sequoia National Forest, at an elevation of 6,000 feet, 65 miles east of Fresno, CA. Bearskin Meadow was founded in 1938 with the philosophy that children and teens with diabetes can do anything other kids can do. We also know that diabetes is a condition that affects the whole family and so we focus on not just offering camp for kids, and teens, but parents & caregivers too! Our medical component is supervised by our year round Medical Director Dr. Mary Simon who uses her skills and experience as both a Diabetologist and diabetic to guide our education sessions . Over 60% of our passionate staff have diabetes and a deep understanding of the condition. We offer a number of different specialty programs including Kids Camps, Teen Camp, Family Camps and Leadership Training programs. Bearskin Meadow provides participants with a uniquely supportive community of peers and adults who truly understand the challenges of living with diabetes. The power of Bearskin, or the Bearskin Magic as we have come to call it is best expressed in the words of one of our many families: [Bearskin is the] best place in the world for diabetes stuff. Diabetes aside, its still the best place in the world. We also offer over 20 year-round programs (see our website http://www.dyf.org/ for more details.)
 

Camp Conrad-Chinnock

For a registration form, contact:
Diabetic Youth Services, Inc.
501 W Walnut St
Compton CA 90220
Phone: 310-604-2473
Email: admin@dys.org
http://www.dys.org/

Located in the San Bernadino Mountains, Camp Conrad-Chinnock offers a recreational, social and educational opportunity for diabetic youth and their families. Campers, medical and program staff share friendship and support. Campers are taught diabetes self management skills in a fun, interactive, safe environment. Our program includes water activities in a heated pool, arts and crafts, nature activities, archery, rock climbing, hiking, theme days, lake canoeing, volleyball, basketball, and mountain biking along with medical education and self knowledge.

Camp De Los Nios

Diabetes Society - Camp Department
1165 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 1-800-989-1165 x121
Phone: (408) 287-3785 x121
Fax: (408) 287-2701
Email: camp@diabetessociety.org
http://www.diabetessociety.org

Camp De Los Nios is located on the San Lorenzo River near Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Activities include climbing wall, swimming pool, archery, crafts, campfire, nature studies, and diabetes education. Join youths aged 6 to 13 from all over California for a week of fun, educational activities and programs. Do it all while having a positive experience learning how to manage your diabetes. Dates for 2008 are August 10-16. Visit http://www.diabetessociety.org for downloadable registration forms.

Camp DJ Sequoia Lake

Diabetes Society - Camp Department
1165 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 1-800-989-1165 x121
Phone: (408) 287-3785 x121
Fax: (408) 287-2701
camp@diabetessociety.org

Teens ages 13 to 17 (coed) Camp DJ Sequoia Lake is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on Sequoia Lake approximately 50 miles east of Fresno. Teens can explore the forest, hang out on the lake, rappel down huge boulders, have an exciting adventure on night hike, plus have the opportunity to learn more about diabetes, themselves, and others living with diabetes. Dates for 2008 are July 13-19. Visit http://www.diabetessociety.org for downloadable registration form.
 

Camp Wana Kura Day Camp

For an application please call the San Diego ADA at (619) 234-9897.

Sponsored by the San Diego chapter of the ADA, Camp Wana Kura Day Camp offers children with diabetes ages 5-12 years the opportunity to become more independent with their diabetes management, while meeting new friends and having fun! Located at the Marine Corp Recruiting Depot (Point Loma), San Diego.

Teen Cruise Camp on Carnival Cruise Lines

Diabetes Society - Camp Department
1165 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 1-800-989-1165 x121
Phone: (408) 287-3785 x121
Fax: (408) 287-2701
camp@diabetessociety.org

For teens 13 to 17 years old: A 4 day Cruise to Baja Mexico from Los Angeles. Carnival Cruise Lines Fun Ships: Ship Paradise. Ensenada Mexico and Catalina Island Excursions, Cruise Ship Activities, Diabetes Education, plus much more. Each teen needs a valid U.S. passport for this cruise.Dates for 2008 are June 16-20. Visit http://www.diabetessociety.org for downloadable registration forms and important deposit dates.
 

San Jose Day Camp


Diabetes Society - Camp Department
1165 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 1-800-989-1165 x121
Phone: (408) 287-3785 x121
Fax: (408) 287-2701
camp@diabetessociety.org

San Jose Alum Rock Youth Center

Day Camp is the place for fun andadventure, it provides vital educational experiences for children tolearn more about their diabetes. Dates for 2008 are June 23-27. Visit http://www.diabetessociety.org for downloadable registration forms and more information on cost.
 

Sacramento Day Camp

Diabetes Society - Camp Department
1165 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 1-800-989-1165 x121
Phone: (408) 287-3785 x121
Fax: (408) 287-2701
camp@diabetessociety.org

Elk Grove Senior Community Center

Free program includes snacks, blood glucose testing equipment, program supplies, arts and crafts, plus much more. Contact the Diabetes Society for dates or visit http://www.diabetessociety.org


Larry L. Hillblom Bakersfield Day Camp and Larry L. Hillblom Fresno Day Camp 

Diabetes Society - Camp Department
1165 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 1-800-989-1165 x121
Phone: (408) 287-3785 x121
Fax: (408) 287-2701
camp@diabetessociety.org

The Larry L. Hillblom Camp is the perfect location to make learning fun.This camp is dedicated to the memory of Larry L. Hillblom and hiscommitment to help people with diabetes and supporting research to finda cure.

Free program includes snacks, blood glucose testing equipment, program supplies, arts and crafts, plus much more. Contact the Diabetes Society for dates or visit http://www.diabetessociety.org

Reviewed by dLife Staff 03/13.

Last Modified Date: December 03, 2013

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