Florida Diabetes Camp
“What Diabetes Camp Means to Me”
“Hi, my name is Marissa. I was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when I was six years old. My first experience with Florida Diabetes Camp was the Family Weekend. This was great for me because I met my first friend with diabetes. Her name is Ali. Not only did I find a friend, but my parents became friends with her parents.
Two summers ago I went to Pee Wee Camp. This was so much fun. The counselors were very nice and we did lots of activities. The best part for me was I learned how to give myself my own injections of insulin.
Last summer I went to Camp Winona. There is a lake that is really great to swim in. They have a blob in the lake that most of the kids love playing on. It was great for me to spend time with other kids who are diabetic. As Camp Winona I was really proud of myself when I learned how to change my pump by myself!”
Playing and sharing adventures together, camp becomes part of a child’s development into a healthy, productive adult. At camp, children improve self-confidence and self-esteem, and learn the social skills of positive interaction that stay with them for a lifetime. What could be better for a child with diabetes? Sign your child up today for an experience they’ll never forget!
2014 Summer Camp Dates
“PEE-WEE” CAMP (Ages 6 – 8)
June 15-20, Rotary’s Camp Florida, Brandon (Tampa)
TALLAHASSEE AREA CAMP (Ages 7 – 11)
June 24-28, Centenary Camp (Quincy)
CYCLING/ADVENTURE CAMP (Ages 15 – 18)
June 23-28, in N. Central Florida
CAMP WINONA SESSION I (Ages 12 – 14)
July 27-August 3, YMCA Camp Winona (DeLand)
CAMP WINONA SESSION II (Ages 9 -12)
August 9-16, YMCA Camp Winona (DeLand)
Upcoming Weekend Camp Dates
Tampa Family Weekend
October 17-19, 2014
Rotary Camp Florida (Brandon)
Palm Beach Bring A Friend Weekend, Ages 6-11
November 1-2, 2014
Gulf Coast Camp (Lake Worth)
For more information or to download an application, visit their website at http://www.floridadiabetescamp.org/. Scholarships are available. Please note, financial aid is also available and can be found on the application.
Phone: (352) 334-1321