There are several camps for children with diabetes in our region. Please see the list below for opportunities.
Camp Courageous Kids
Camp Courageous Kids is a week-long camp in Scottsville, Kentucky for kids ages 7-16 with diabetes whose mission is: Instilling inspiration and empowerment, while enhancing the lives of children with serious illnesses. A diabetes family retreat is also offered once a year!
For additional information: please contact Camper Admissions 270-618 2912 or email@example.com.
Friends for Life Children with Diabetes Conference
“One of the most magical times for people with diabetes happens every year in July, with the annual Friends For Life® Conference hosted at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida." Participate in discussion groups, share your story, and help motivate and support others who walk in similar shoes.
Register online at www.childrenwithdiabetes.com.
Camp Hopewell in Oxford, MS offers three sessions for campers with T1DM. One of the great things for the camper is that living with diabetes is the norm for the week, so everyone counts carbs, checks blood sugars, and tries to balance food, insulin, exercise and loads of fun! Campers are encouraged to develop age appropriate responsibilities for maintaining their diabetes.
Register online at www.camphopewell.com.
Camp Sweeney in Gainsville, TX is an 18 day camp for children with diabetes. Camp Sweeney’s mission is to build a family that can help to support campers through all of the highs and lows of T1DM. As campers support one another over the course of a session, they build friendships that are based in service – friendships they can count on long past the end of the summer.
Register online at www.campsweeney.org.
Memphis Camp Day2Day is a lifeline for children with diabetes to develop the critical skills needed to thrive while managing this disease. Camp is free and includes medical supervision, lunch, snacks, American Diabetes Association camp T-shirt, supervised program activities and some diabetes supplies.
Register online at www.diabetes.org
Community Resources for Children with Diabetes and Their Families
Families are encouraged to contact your insurance company to get connected with a Diabetes Case Manager.
Le Bonheur Diabetes Self-Management Education Service
(Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting national standards)
Check with your insurance for coverage of payment. You must have a doctor’s order to attend class.
Contact: (901) 287-7337. Request a message be sent to Diabetes Education.
Diabetes Education videos also available online. Go to https://www.lebonheur.org/services/endocrinology
Local chapter: Collierville, Tenn.
Contact: (901) 861-6550
Free Offer: Bag of Hope (only for Type 1 Diabetes)
American Diabetes Association
Contact: 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383)
Free Offer: Courage-Wisdom-Hope Kit (only for Type 1 Diabetes)
Church Health and Wellness Center
Free Cooking class series offered seasonally
Registration required for all diabetes classes and cooking classes
Contact: (901) 272-0003
Community center with after school and camp programs, fitness center, sports leagues, and more
Contact: (901) 729-8007
Membership rates are income-based
Contact: (901) 766-7677
Memphis Fit Kids
Online tool to assist families in recognizing children’s health habits and finding local healthy lifestyle resources.
Helpful Websites for Children with Diabetes and Their Families
Patient-focused Diabetes News
Campus based diabetes support groups
Online community for diabetes support
Helpful Tips and Resources for Type 1 diabetes
Helpful Tips and Resources for Type 2 diabetes