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Camps for kids with diabetes

Find camps that offer special programs for kids with diabetes

Diabetes camps offer specialization in caring for the needs of diabetic children, including an understanding of the need for blood sugar monitoring, the ready availability of Epi-Pens and monitoring of exertion and activity levels. Learn more from the camps below, about what they have to offer in relation to diabetes care.

A camp to come back to. Recent research shows that campers at such camps often come away with improved control and understanding of their blood sugar. Camps for children and youth focused on diabetes have a high return rate for campers. The camping environment is used as a teaching opportunity for children with diabetes and this allows them to gain skills in managing the disease considerably.

Kids find out they're not alone. Children with diabetes may sometimes feel like nobody understands how they feel or know what it is like to live with diabetes. Diabetes camps help affected children and adults to deal with the isolation that may set in. The fellowship of other kids facing the same challenges is beneficial to all campers and helps them form great friendships. The social interaction and team activities help campers forget about their condition and have a relaxed time with friends and other members.

Camps for kids with diabetes

Summer camp is a wonderful experience for any child and as any parent is aware, diabetes should not hold anyone back from anything. Camps listed below include day camps in larger centers as well as overnight camps in remote areas. Diabetes camp is bound to be a wonderful experience your child will remember forever. Almost all diabetes camps offer scholarships for those in need.

Learn more about diabetes-related programs from the camps listed below.


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List of diabetes camps and programs

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  • Muskoka Woods
    A Christian youth resort that welcomes young people to life-changing experiences. Camp guests choose from 50+ programs and activities. Creativity reigns, friendships flourish, confidence grows. FUN IS OUR TRADEMARK!

    Rosseau

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $979/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 979 7-17 0 Rosseau
    Wolf Creek Circle Square Ranch
    To encourage young lives to grow spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically in an exciting, fun filled western adventure. Start your summer adventure with Wolf Creek Circle Square Ranch!

    Regina

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $275/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 275 6-17 1 Regina
    Muskoka Woods - City Camp
    Discover all the fun of Muskoka Woods, right in your neighbourhood! There's no limit to what kids can do and who they can become. With 18 awesome day camp activities to try each week, there's something for everyone!

    Throughout Ontario

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 11
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $299/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 299 5-11 2 Throughout Ontario
    Camp Couchiching
    Camp Couchiching is an isolated community only 1.5 hours from Toronto. A camp that focusses on individual development and challenge by choice, we are all levels of awesome!!!

    Orillia

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,700/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1700 6-16 3 Orillia
    Focus Learning
    Build self-confidence and skills while learning and having fun! Specialized camps for academics, STE(A)M, ESL, coding, robotics, and chess. Small groups (max. 6), OCT teachers, outdoor activities & free extended care!

    Newtonbrook, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $335/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 335 4-17 4 Newtonbrook, Toronto
    Camp Walden
    A coed overnight camp between Algonquin Park and Ottawa offering outdoor adventure, canoeing, hiking, campfires and other traditional activities on 750 acres.

    Toronto; Palmer Rapids

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,000/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1000 7-16 5 Toronto, Palmer Rapids
    YMCA Summer Day Camps
    YMCA Summer Day Camps offer 36 camps across the GTA. With over 48 camp programs, we are sure to have a program that meets the interests of your child! Busing & extended hours are available at many of our camp locations!

    Toronto Islands, Toronto; Oshawa; New Toronto, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $210/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 210 4-16 6 Toronto Islands, Toronto, Oshawa, New Toronto, Toronto
    Adventure Valley
    Summer day camp for Toronto kids yearning for outdoor adventure. Sports activities include soccer, tennis, swimming and a variety of other outdoor activities.

    Throughout Greater Toronto Area

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $325/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 325 2-15 7 Throughout Greater Toronto Area
    Camp Wabikon
    Overnight coed summer camp dedicated to the ideals of leadership and friendship, with wilderness trips and a variety of sports activities.

    Temagami

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,025/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1025 6-17 8 Temagami
    Camp Cherith - Ontario
    This Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario.

    Southern Bruce County

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $449/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls 449 6-17 9 Southern Bruce County
    Oakville Galleries
    Taught by qualified art instructors at our lakeside studios in Gairloch Gardens, Oakville Galleries' art programs encourage children to explore the furthest reaches of their imaginations and maximize their creativity.

    Oakville

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $38/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 38 6-14 10 Oakville
    Taylor Dance Centre
    TDC has been home to young & talented dancers for over 35 years. This Family owned and operated Dance Studio and Competitive Company is proud to offer professional dance training to dancers of all ages.

    Bendale, Toronto; Ajax

    Dance (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $12/month
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 12 1-18 11 Bendale, Toronto, Ajax
    Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel
    Since 1983, thousands of teens have benefitted from our meaningful, rewarding and truly special summer experiences. Explore over 70 incredible itineraries that span 6 continents. The summer of a lifetime begins here!

    International; Montreal

    Travel
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $2,999/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 2999 13-18 12 International, Montreal
    Glen Bernard Camp
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,075/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 1075 4-16 13 Huntsville
    Camp Kearney at S.O.E.S
    Camp Kearney is an overnight summer camp, near Algonquin Park and is owned and operated by Toronto District School Board. All of the programs incorporate a balance of environmental ethics, wilderness experience and fun

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $680/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 680 8-18 14 Algonquin Park
    Harbourfront Centre Camps
    Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.

    Harbourfront, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $188/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 188 4-16 15 Harbourfront, Toronto
    Camp Kennebec
    An amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experienced staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first!

    Sharbot Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 22
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,500/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1500 6-22 16 Sharbot Lake
    Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens
    Supportive & therapeutic educational environment for struggling students. Assessment, education, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe!

    Kelowna; Barrie; Red Deer

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $289/day
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 289 13-18 17 Kelowna, Barrie, Red Deer
    Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT
    Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

    Oshawa

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day Camp
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed, Girls 300 7-17 18 Oshawa
    YMCA Wanakita
    1,000 acres on Koshlong Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. Co-ed, 1, 2 and 4-week overnight sessions and weekly day camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, friendship and fun!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $675/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 675 7-16 19 Haliburton Highlands
    Me to We Take Action Camp
    Take Action Camp is where young people will discover their potential through interactive team-building, specialized workshops, games and hands on volunteer experience, all in a fun and inclusive environment!

    Arizona; Bethany

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 9 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $900/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 900 9-18 20 Arizona, Bethany
    The Zajac Ranch for Children
    A supported, therapeutic summer camp experience for campers with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

    Mission

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 40
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $375/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 375 7-40 21 Mission
    Oxford Learning High Park
    Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Tutoring takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 10
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 300 4-10 22 Bloor West Village, Toronto
    City of Markham
    Great camp experience right in your own backyard! See what the City of Markham has to offer you and your child for camps!

    Markham; Markham; Markham

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 150 4-15 23 Markham
    Camp Otterdale
    Summer camp for kids and teens in Eastern Ontario offers theatre arts along with sailing, water skiiing and other sports.

    Ottawa

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 7-16 24 Ottawa
    YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka
    A variety of values based camp programs offered through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe Muskoka region

    Orillia; Midland; Barrie

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $175/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 175 6-17 25 Orillia, Midland, Barrie
    Camp Can-Aqua
    An overnight summer camp experience where future leaders come to thrive. 160 acres and a private lake are simply the starting point to this amazing camp experience. With 170 campers per session, no child goes unnoticed!

    Northern Kawartha Lakes

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $835/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 835 6-16 26 Northern Kawartha Lakes
    Camp Robin Hood
    Day Camp with the atmosphere and philosophy of a premium overnight camp! Twice-daily swim instruction, gymnastics, canoe and more. Low ratios and specialty instructors focus on life/social skills development.

    Markham

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $600/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 600 4-15 27 Markham
    Camp Kahuna
    Halton region camp offering leadership training and an extraordinary camp program that will exceed your expectations. We fuse traditional camp activities with the extraordinary.

    Burlington; Milton

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $220/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 220 6-13 28 Burlington, Milton
    Camp Wanapitei
    Overnight wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.

    Temagami

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $725/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 725 7-18 29 Temagami
    Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp
    Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo. Voted 2013 Best Day Camp in GTA - Toronto4Kids

    Rouge, Toronto

    Science: Zooology/Animals
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $265/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 265 4-16 30 Rouge, Toronto
    Laurus Summer Camp
    Montreal's #1 lifestyle camp in the heart of Downtown that blends fun, education and specialty training in one of the following: Sports, arts, music, French or English, math or fitness.

    Montreal; Montreal

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 200 3-15 31 Montreal
    Doe Lake
    Various summer, winter, and March Break camp programs offered for girls and their families.

    Doe Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 250 5-17 32 Doe Lake
    Mastering Minds
    We aim to help the young leaders of our generation conquer their dreams. We achieve this goal by guiding our youth through mastering a healthy lifestyle, excelling in social skills, and exploring their utmost potential.

    Vaughan; Richmond Hill; Brampton

    Education: Leadership
    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 350 5-12 33 Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Brampton
    Field of Dreams Baseball Camp
    An outdoor baseball day camp, with 3 incredible locations: Thornhill, Aurora & Vaughan. Our goal is to develop the baseball player as a whole, by teaching the proper skills of the game in a fun and safe camp environment.

    Thornhill; Aurora; Vaughan

    Sport: Baseball/Softball
    • Ages 7 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $165/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 165 7-14 34 Thornhill, Aurora, Vaughan
    Belka Summer Camp
    Kids camps in Toronto's Jane and Finch area as well as Vaughan, Ontario where low-income youth engage in soccer, basketball and other day camp activities.

    Downsview, Toronto; Calgary; Downsview, Toronto; Richmond Hill

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $50/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 50 5-14 35 Downsview, Toronto, Calgary, Richmond Hill
    Toronto School of Art
    TSA offers art courses in winter, fall and spring and summer art camps. Young artists ages 11-17 are taught by skilled instructors who foster creativity & artistic expression in a supportive hands-on studio environment.

    Brockton, Toronto

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $320/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 320 11-17 36 Brockton, Toronto
    Science Timmins
    Founded in 1969, Science Timmins Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization run by volunteers and governed by a community-based Board of Directors.

    Timmins Cochrane - Iroquois Falls

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 17
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $20/day
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 20 2-17 37 Timmins Cochrane - Iroquois Falls
    Camp Joshua Equestrian Camp
    Girls from around the world come to CJ for the high quality equestrian coaching and the family like atmosphere. We are ideally located between Guelph and Toronto.

    Guelph

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $900/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 900 7-18 38 Guelph