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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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    McMICHAEL ARTVENTURE CHILDREN’S CAMPS & PROGRAMS
    Art classes, programs and camps for kids to get creative: after-school, summer camp and March break camps. Located in Vaughn, north of Toronto.

    Vaughan

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $211/week
    Day Camp Coed 211 5-15 0 Vaughan
    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
    Overnight Camp Coed 375 7-40 1 Mission
    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 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $188/week
    Day Camp Coed 188 4-15 2 Harbourfront, Toronto
    Room for Learning
    We provide education/special education, behaviour, and assessment services to children and youth of all abilities.

    South Annex, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 2 to 21
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $50/session
    Program Coed 50 2-21 3 South Annex, Toronto
    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
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $999/week
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 999 7-17 4 Rosseau
    Ontario Pioneer Camp
    An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages five to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper!

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $430/week
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 430 5-17 5 Huntsville
    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
    Day Camp Coed 210 4-16 6 Toronto Islands, Toronto, Oshawa, New Toronto, Toronto
    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!

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $250/week
    Day Camp Coed 250 4-17 7 Willowdale, 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
    Overnight Camp Coed 1000 7-16 8 Toronto, Palmer Rapids
    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
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 275 6-17 9 Regina
    Camp Couchiching
    Beautiful forests, rolling fields and lots of lakeside waterfront are waiting for you only 1.5 hours from Toronto. Camp Couchiching focuses 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
    Overnight Camp Coed 1700 6-16 10 Orillia
    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 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $325/week
    Day Camp Coed 325 4-15 11 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
    Overnight Camp Coed 1025 6-17 12 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
    • Overnight Camp
    from $474/week
    Overnight Camp Coed 474 6-17 13 Southern Bruce County
    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; Orillia

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $175/week
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 175 6-17 14 Orillia, Midland
    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
    Overnight Camp Girls 900 7-18 15 Guelph
    Kettleby Valley Camp and Outdoor Centre
    Located just north of Toronto, this traditional summer camp offers overnight, day and canoe trip programs for campers 5 to 14.

    Newmarket

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $730/week
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 730 7-14 16 Newmarket
    Cedar Ridge Camp
    A traditional residential summer camp for boys and girls offering activities a variety of adventure activities including canoeing, high ropes, climbing, horseback riding swimming and more.

    Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $875/week
    Overnight Camp Coed 875 7-16 17 Bancroft
    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 $70/week
    Day Camp Coed 70 4-15 18 Markham
    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
    Program Coed 12 1-18 19 Bendale, Toronto, Ajax
    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
    Day Camp Coed 600 4-15 20 Markham
    Bee Smart Learning Centre
    Balance of Learning and Fun! Learn hands-on science, enriched mathematics, English/ESL, photography & movie making, and more. Fun outdoor sports, games and field trips.

    Thornhill

    Education: Math
    • Ages 3 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $180/week
    Day Camp Coed 180 3-14 21 Thornhill
    YMCA Wanakita
    1,000 acres on Koshlong Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. Co-ed, 1, 2 and 4-week overnight sessions and 1 week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, friendship and fun!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $700/week
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 700 7-17 22 Haliburton Highlands
    Seneca Summer Camps – Sports, Arts & Science
    We offer high quality summer camp programs for children that provide learning opportunities in a safe and caring environment and where the focus is on having fun and developing friendships.

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $250/week
    Day Camp Coed 250 4-16 23 Willowdale, Toronto
    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
    Overnight Camp Coed 900 9-18 24 Arizona, Bethany
    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.

    Vaughan; Aurora; Vaughan

    Sport: Baseball/Softball
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $185/session
    Day Camp Coed 185 6-14 25 Vaughan, Aurora
    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 15
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day Camp
    from $300/week
    Day Camp Coed, Girls 300 7-15 26 Oshawa
    Laurus Summer Camp
    Montreal's #1 lifestyle camp in the heart of Downtown that blends fun, education and specialty training in arts, academics and sports!

    Montreal; Montreal

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $200/week
    Day Camp Coed 200 3-15 27 Montreal
    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
    Overnight Camp Coed 2999 13-18 28 International, Montreal
    Crestwood Valley Day Camp
    A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"4' Heated Inground Salt Pools*w/daily lessons-WEEKLY CARNIVAL, Gymboree & ROSE REISMAN CATERING! LOW RATIOS! Call 416.444.9595

    Bridle Path, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $545/week
    Day Camp Coed 545 4-15 29 Bridle Path, Toronto
    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 $715/session
    Overnight Camp Coed 715 8-18 30 Algonquin Park
    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 $750/week
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 7-18 31 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
    Day Camp Coed 265 4-16 32 Rouge, Toronto
    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
    Day Camp Coed 50 5-14 33 Downsview, Toronto, Calgary, Richmond Hill
    Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens
    Supportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe!

    Kelowna; Barrie; Red Deer

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    Cost Varies
    Overnight Camp Girls, Boys 0 13-18 34 Kelowna, Barrie, Red Deer
    Camp Otterdale
    Traditional summer camp for kids and teens in Eastern Ontario offering many outdoor activities including music, theatre arts.

    Ottawa

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $750/week
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 7-16 35 Ottawa
    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
    Overnight Camp Coed 835 6-16 36 Northern Kawartha Lakes
    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 25
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,500/week
    Overnight Camp Coed 1500 6-25 37 Sharbot Lake
    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 12
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $325/week
    Day Camp Coed 325 4-12 38 Bloor West Village, Toronto
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
    A perfect combination of arts enrichment taught by professional artists in all disciplines, and a magical summer experience on 178 acres overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Canning

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $290/week
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 290 5-18 39 Canning
    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
    Program Coed 20 2-17 40 Timmins Cochrane - Iroquois Falls
    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 $1,120/week
    Overnight Camp Girls 1120 4-16 41 Huntsville
    PulsePlus Fitcamps
    PulsePlus Fit Camp offers challenging, safe, effective protocol based fitness activities from the inactive child to the student athlete. Programs are designed by Medical Exercise Specialists (MES) and Physiotherapists.

    Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Scarborough Junction, Toronto

    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 9 to 16
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $9/session
    Program Coed 9 9-16 42 Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, East York, Toronto, Scarborough Junction, Toronto
    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
    Overnight Camp Girls 250 5-17 43 Doe Lake
    YMCA Wanakita Family Camps
    YMCA Wanakita Family Camp offers similar activities and experiences to traditional overnight camps, but you can do it as a family! Participate in activities as a family or send the kids off for supervised programs.

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 99
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $387/week
    Overnight Camp Coed 387 1-99 44 Haliburton Highlands

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