Diabetes Camps - North Carolina

Camp Carolina Trails

Emily Nivens
Camp Coordinator
(888) 342-2383 ext.3262
(704) 373-9111
Email: Emily Wilson at enwilson@diabetes.org

Rick Bridges
Camp Director
(336) 766-7436
(704) 373-9113 (fax)
Email: rbridges55@aol.com

Camp Carolina Trails is an exciting week of summer fun for boys and girls entering grades 4-11. The camp is unique because it is designed specifically for youth with diabetes. Camp will be held at YMCA Camp Hanes on 400 acres next to Hanging Rock State Park in King, North Carolina.

Camp WeCanDo

Interested families can email Lesley Edwards: lesley.edwards@msj.org
Or visit our website: http://missionhospitals.org/

Located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains near Hendersonville, North Carolina, Camp WeCanDo allows campers with diabetes to participate in a variety of fun outdoor activities. In the process, they learn more about managing their diabetes—everything from testing blood sugar and administering insulin to choosing healthy snacks and getting daily exercise.

Camp Enscore

Sarah Faircloth-Director (888) 342-2383 ext.1633

Camp Enscore is a program of the American Diabetes Association, Central North Carolina Area. It is overseen by local diabetes physicians and staffed by certified diabetes educators, nurses and dieticians from local diabetes centers and hospitals.

Camp Needles in the Pines

Camp Needles In The Pines
Department of Pediatrics
Brody School of Medicine, 3E133
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4354
(252) 744-2516
(252) 744-2521 (fax)
Website: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/pediatrics/Camp-Needles.cfm

Camp Needles in the Pines, located in Eastern North Carolina, is a one-week residential camp for children with diabetes ages 8-14, who reside in eastern North Carolina. Activities include swimming, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, rifle range, confidence course, arts and crafts.

Reviewed by dLife Staff 03/13.

Last Modified Date: December 03, 2013

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