About our Staff
Empowering Young Lives Each year, hundreds of young individuals come together at our Florida Diabetes Camp programs. Here, they find a unique space to learn, grow, and manage their diabetes. Our mission is to empower these youngsters, allowing them to share experiences with peers who face similar challenges and receive guidance from caring professionals.
Our Dedicated Team Our camp is staffed by a diverse and dedicated team of volunteer physicians, nurses, nutritionists, educators, and administrators. They are supported by counselors from various backgrounds, including health science students, healthcare professionals, and those from other sectors. This blend of expertise and experience creates a supportive and educational atmosphere for all campers.
Professional Development and Recognition We take pride in the professional development of our volunteers. Our camp medical director offers personalized letters of recommendation, reflecting your dedicated service in a demanding yet rewarding setting. These letters carry significant weight with academic admissions committees and potential employers. A University of Florida Dean highlighted, “The educational opportunities and experiences at the camp contribute significantly to professional growth and broaden the understanding of childhood diseases.”
Join Our Team – Become a Counselor at The Florida Diabetes Camp
- Age Requirement: Must be 18 years or older.
- Application Deadlines: For June camps, applications should be submitted by May 1. For Winona Sessions, preference is given to applications received before May 15.
- Interview Process: Interviews with the Camp Directors are arranged upon application receipt.
- Background Check: A Level 2 FBI background check is required, with details provided after acceptance.
- Notification: Applicants will be informed of their acceptance status as soon as possible.
- Volunteer Commitment: All staff positions are on a volunteer basis and are non-salaried.
By joining us, you are not just committing to service, but embarking on a rewarding journey of personal and professional growth. You will play a crucial role in making a positive impact on the lives of young people with diabetes. We look forward to welcoming you to our team.