Keep Calm and Camp On! Florida T1D Summer Camp Resources

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School is out, and summer camp is in session! Summer is quickly approaching, and we have created a guide to help you choose the right T1D camp in Florida. Attending a camp with other youths and teens living with type 1 diabetes will help you build friendships, gain independence, and feel right at home. It also offers a community where the language of diabetes is understood. Continue reading and click on the headers to learn more about each opportunity.

Beyond Type 1 T1D Camp Finder Tool

With the T1D Camp Finder Tool, you can find diabetes camps happening all across the globe. Find out when camps are happening, what activities they offer, and the costs of attending.

Florida Diabetes Camp

All Florida Diabetes Camp programs are open to any child with type 1 diabetes. While attending the camp, they are under the direct supervision of pediatric endocrinologists from around the state who volunteer at various programs. Campers have trained counselors accompanying them 24 hours a day. In addition, all camps feature a variety of land and water activities and age-appropriate diabetes education.

Summer Camps Offered for Summer 2022

Fun Sports Camp (Ages 15 to 18)

June 12th to 17th
Rotary’s Camp Florida in Brandon, FL

“Pee-Wee” Camp (Ages 5 to 9)

June 19th to 24th

Rotary’s Camp Florida in Brandon, FL

Camp Winona Session 1 (Ages 12 to 14)

July 17th to 24th

YMCA Camp Winona in Deland, FL

Cycling Adventure Camp (Ages 15 to 18)

June 20th to 25th

Begins in North Central Florida

Camp Winona Session 2 (Ages 9 to 12)  

July 30th to August 6th

YMCA Camp Winona in Deland, FL

Weekend Programs

Financial support is available for all events. For more information about financial aid, contact Chris Stakely at (352) 334-1470. To find out about summer camps and weekend programs, visit www.floridadiabetescamp.org

Camp Coral Kids (Ages 6 to 12)

June 13th-24th, 2022

Location TBD

For more than 25 years, Broward Health Coral Springs has been the home of South Florida’s only day camp for children with diabetes. At Camp Coral Kids, children ages 6 – 12 years old can connect with other children who understand what they are going through in a fun, educational, and medically supervised environment. For more information, visit https://www.browardhealth.org/pages/camp-coral. For scholarship information, contact Kathy Byrne at (954) 227-4338

Friends for Life Conference

July 5th to 10th 

Orlando, FL

Children with diabetes will host their 23rd annual Friends for Life conference in Orlando, Florida! Join the dedicated group of world-renowned faculty, adults, children, and families with diabetes—including siblings and children of adults with type 1 diabetes—for a great weekend of education and support. Attend educational sessions with cutting-edge diabetes management ideas. Participate in discussion groups, share your story, and help motivate and support others who walk in similar shoes. Watch kids and teens, college students and professionals, young parents and grandparents, and new and practiced diabetes clinicians make new and lifelong friendships. For more information, visit https://childrenwithdiabetes.com/

TYPE1TIMER HOCKEY

August 10th to 12th

Estero, FL

Type 1 Timer Hockey is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and is the only hockey camp in the United States developed specifically for those living with Type I Diabetes. Dedicated to providing hockey players living with Type I Diabetes a camp experience, T1T not only provides an opportunity to improve hockey skills but also offers education and support from a community who “gets it”.

Bringing together elite hockey coaching, extensive off-ice training, and best practices in diabetes management Type 1 Timer is dedicated to helping young athletes perform at their best while navigating the complexities of T1D.

 

Discover new experiences, a campfire or two, and memories that will last a lifetime; our chapter hopes you find the right camp for you!

To share your experience with summer camps, submit your story to shemraj@jdrf.org