Summer Camps

All Florida Diabetes Camp programs are open to any child with type 1 diabetes, and while attending camp they are under the direct supervision of pediatric endocrinologists from around the state who volunteer at various programs. Campers are placed in cabins according to age/grade/sex and have trained counselors accompanying them 24 hours a day. All camps feature a variety of land and water activities as well as age appropriate diabetes education.

Summer Camps

Virtual Camp 2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic we had to make the tough choice to cancel all in person programs for the summer of 2020. We are planning an awesome camp experience from your own home. We will have staff members presenting outdoor activities, arts and crafts projects, a few meals, group chats and meet ups, and some diabetes education virtually. We will be sending camp boxes that will include the camp crafts, meal recipes with ingredient list, and some of the usual camp swag of backpack, water bottle, camp T-shirt, and other goodies. If you have any questions please contact Chris at 352-494-9757 or chris@floridadiabetescamp.com or Gary at 352-246-7430 or gtc@ufl.edu.

Dates: July 12 – 17, 2020

Location: At campers home with parent supervision at home and with staff members in chat rooms.

Tentative Dates for 2021

(Registration will open in October 2020)

Fun Sports Camp

Fun Sports Camp is for campers ages 15 to 18 to try out different sports while learning teamwork, and gaining independence in diabetes care. The campers stay at Rotary’s Camp Florida in Brandon, FL and bus to different venues each day. Activities are under the direction of various college coaches or certified instructors and include martial arts, volleyball, soccer, golf, basketball, tennis, and softball. Planned night activities include roller skating, bowling, and a night at Tropicana Field watching the Tampa Bay Rays play ball.

Dates: June 6-11, 2021

Location: Rotary’s Camp Florida in Brandon, FL

Cycling Adventure Camp

advCycling adventure camp is a true camping experience for ages 15 through 18! These campers bike an average of 20 miles a day at various locations throughout North Central Florida. Campers sleep in tents at various parks where they get a real outdoor experience. Bike, helmets and tents are provided and every staff member, including doctors and nurses, is experienced in cycling. Campers completing this rigorous adventure, truly embody our motto; “I can handle it.”

Dates: TBA for 2021

Location: Begins in North Central Florida

Tallahassee Area Camp

Located just outside of Tallahassee at Centenary Camp in Quincy, Florida, this camp is for children age 7 through 12 (grades 2 through 5). Designed for campers from northern Florida, southern Georgia and Alabama, this five day camp is under the medical direction of doctors and nurses from Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Diabetes Center. Activities offered for this camp include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and diabetes education.

Dates: June 22-June 26, 2021

Location: Centenary Camp in Quincy, FL

“Pee-Wee” Camp

This camp is for youngsters ages 5 to 9 and designed to give them their first taste of summer camp while making friendships that will last a lifetime! This camp was created with little ones in mind, so activities are specifically tailored toward young children. Campers learn about nature, how to swim, diabetes management and more. Daily visits from the story lady, and different carnival events each night provide the kids with the genuine camp feel they are sure not to forget.

Dates: June 13-18, 2021

Location: Rotary’s Camp Florida in Brandon, FL

Camp Winona

Divided into two sections, with one camp for campers ages 9 through 12 and one for ages 12 through 14, Winona camps are the largest programs offered. Each camp is staffed by three doctors, nurses, psychologists, and nutritionists. Winona is a rural setting on beautiful Lake Winona just outside of the Ocala National Forest. Activities for campers include swimming, canoeing, fun-yaking, and blobbing. Campers also learn teamwork through a high ropes course, team sports and cabin challenges. Nightly activities include a beach party, carnival, dance and a scavenger hunt. Note: Winona dates are one week earlier this year than in the past.

Camp Winona Session I: Ages 12-14

Dates: July 18-25, 2021

Location: YMCA Camp Winona in Deland, FL

Camp Winona Session II: Ages 9-12

Dates: July 31 – August 7, 2021

Location: YMCA Camp Winona in Deland, FL