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Igniting Change, Endless Possibilities

There's something magical about ADA Camps—where children living with diabetes can just be kids.

Various smiling diabetes camp attendees

Serving Campers Since 1949

Spending time at camp swimming, singing, skills-building, and making lifelong friendships is a rite of passage every child should experience.


Years of ADA Camps


Camps Nationwide


Staff Complete Diabetes Management Training

About ADA Camps


Since 1949, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) has connected children living with diabetes to adventure, education, mentors, and fun. Our overnight and day camps, and family retreats are led by counselors and licensed medical staff trained in ADA's Standards of Care in Diabetes; all ADA camps adhere to the highest standards, policies and procedures set forth by the American Camp Association, ensuring a safe, healthy, and fun experience!

ADA Camp is a lifeline for children with diabetes to develop the critical skills needed to thrive while managing their diabetes. Attending camp helps children develop social skills, self-respect, and life-long friendships. Kids can meet others just like them while fostering independence, building self-confidence, and gaining an awareness of a healthy lifestyle through education, nutrition, exercise, emotional well-being, and glucose control.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

With generous support from camp sponsors—from families and individuals to corporate sponsors, community partners, foundations, clubs, and organizations—we can continue to serve thousands of children and their families.