Diabetes Camps - Texas

Camp Bluebonnet

Tracie Spillar
Executive Director
One Childrens Place, IH35, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 450-3405
(512) 554-6092
Email: tspillar@gmail.com
Website: www.campbluebonnet.org

Elizabeth Williams
Camp Bluebonnet Medical Director
Email: camp_bluebonnet@yahoo.com

Camp Bluebonnet is held at the beautiful Peaceable Retreat Center for Children in Youngsport, Texas which is about an hour northwest of Austin on FM 2484. Camp Bluebonnet day camp provides diabetes education for children and families with the goal of improving quality of life and prevention of long term complications that threaten the future of children with diabetes. For children with diabetes aged 4 through 17, and their siblings.

Camp Sweeney

Camp Sweeney
P.O. Box 918
Gainesville, TX 76241
Camp Office:
Phone: (940) 665-2011
Fax: (940) 665-9467
Website: http://www.campsweeney.org/

Camp Sweeney is one of few camps in the country designed specifically for kids with diabetes. The only requirement to attend is that a camper has diabetes.

Texas Lions Camp

Texas Lions Camp
P.O. Box 290247
Kerrville, TX 78029
Phone: (830) 896-8500
Fax: (830) 896-3666 Fax

The primary purpose of the Camp is to provide, without charge, a camp for physically disabled, hearing/vision impaired, and diabetic children from the State of Texas, regardless of race, religion, or national origin.
Our goal is to provide an atmosphere wherein campers will learn the "Can Do" philosophy and be allowed to achieve maximum personal growth and self-esteem.

ADA Camp Rainbow Day Camp

Tala Ku
Camp Coordinator
American Diabetes Association
2400 Augusta Drive, suite 175
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: (713) 977-7706 ext 6081
              (888) 342-2383 ext.6081
Fax: (713) 977-6277 
Email: tlopez@diabetes.org

Camp Rainbow is a day camp held Monday-Friday at YMCA Camp Pine Tree in Spring, Texas. Campers are able to experience traditional camping activities like horseback riding, swimming, and arts and crafts. Campers will also learn valuable skills in caring for their diabetes. Camp Rainbow is for children with diabetes and their siblings ages 4-13. Teens ages 14-17 may attend as counselors-in-training.

ADA Camp Aurora

Betty Sefcik
Phone: (817) 332-7110 ext. 6109
Email: bsefcik@diabetes.org

Co-sponsored by: Cooks Childrens Hospital
Richelle Hicks
ADA Marketing Mgr
Phone: (817) 332-7110 ext.6110
              (888) 342-2383 ext. 6110
Fax: (817) 625-1288 
Email: rhicks@diabetes.org

American Diabetes Association Camp Aurora is a day camp held at Lockheed Martin Recreation Association in Fort Worth, Texas. The program offers an exciting week of outdoor activities while learning valuable lessons on positive diabetes management. Camp promotes self-confidence, independence and peer support. Youth ages 13 -17 have an opportunity to become Counselors-In-Training (CIT) under the supervision of adult counselors.

Reviewed by dLife Staff 03/13.

Last Modified Date: December 03, 2013

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