Summer Camps

Living with type 1 diabetes can be hard for a child. But they’re not alone. There’s a place where diabetes doesn’t make them feel different – at camp!


At Florida Diabetes Camp, all kids living with type one diabetes can build skills to manage their condition, gain confidence and independence, feel included and safe, and find friendships and support that last a lifetime.


Supported by a dedicated team of volunteer physicians, nurses, nutritionists, educators, and administrators, camp is a place where kids can find:


Community where they can meet other people living with diabetes from all backgrounds, learn from their peers, and find friendships that last a lifetime

Adventures where they can have fun, learn, and build their confidence-where diabetes doesn’t have to be a barrier

Management tips and training to help set themselves up for success with diabetes in the future

Professional support from diabetes educators who can provide one-on-one teaching and care


Read more below about each program, and register today to secure your spot for an unforgettable camp experience!

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Pee-Wee CampTallahassee Area CampCamp Winona Session 1Camp Winona Session 2Fun Sports CampAdventure Cycling Camp
Ages 5 to 9Ages 7 to 12Ages 12 to 14Ages 9 to 12Ages 15 to 18Ages 15 to 18
July 14 - 20, 2024June 11 - 15, 2024July 21 - 26, 2024August 4 - 9, 2024June 9 -14, 2024June 24 - 29, 2024
Brandon, FLChipley, FLDe Leon Springs, FLDe Leon Springs, FLBrandon, FLVarious Locations in North Florida

Fun Sports Camp (Ages 15 to 18)

Dates: Sunday, June 9 – Friday, June 14, 2024
Location: Rotary’s Camp Florida (Brandon, FL)

Our Sports Camp, a dynamic six-day program based in Tampa, caters to young athletes aged 15-18, offering an exciting blend of sports, teamwork, and diabetes management education. Campers reside at Rotary’s Camp Florida in Brandon, FL, and travel daily to various Tampa Bay area venues, including high schools, community colleges, and universities, which generously provide their top-notch facilities and coaching staff for our sports clinics and games.

Participants have the opportunity to engage in a wide array of sports, from basketball, volleyball, soccer, and tennis to golf, baseball, water skiing, and more, under the expert guidance of college coaches and certified instructors. Evening activities add to the camp’s allure, with roller skating, bowling, and even a night out at Tropicana Field to watch the Tampa Bay Rays, ensuring the fun never stops.

Teen Sports Camp aims to involve campers in their diabetes management, promoting independence in diabetes care crucial for their transition to college and beyond. Foster enduring friendships and mentorships, encourage a lifelong passion for sports, and nurture the independence needed for future success. Join us for an empowering summer where sportsmanship and health go hand in hand!

Tallahassee Area Camp (Ages 7 to 12)

Dates: Tuesday, June 11 – Saturday, June 15, 2024
Location: Dogwood Acres Camp (Chipley, FL)

Discover our Tallahassee Area Camp for kids aged 7 to 12, set in the beautiful Dogwood Acres, a 457-acre expanse of pristine forests, freshwater streams, and adventure. This five-day camp for campers, combines the excitement of outdoor activities with essential diabetes education and care.

Camp life here focuses on connecting children with peers who share similar experiences, making it a special place where they realize they’re not alone in their diabetes journey. Activities, ranging from arts and crafts to swimming to outdoor sports, are designed to show that fun has no limits.

Educationally, we empower our campers with diabetes self-care skills, fostering independence and confidence. Spearheaded by pediatric endocrinologists and supported by a medical team from the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, our camp ensures a medically supervised, nurturing setting. Join us at the Tallahassee Area Camp for a fulfilling experience where nature, adventure, and diabetes education blend seamlessly, paving the way for lifelong memories and friendships.

Adventure Cycling Camp (Ages 15 to 18)

Dates: Monday, June 24 – Saturday, June 29, 2024
Location: Various Locations throughout North Central Florida

Cycling adventure camp is a true camping experience for ages 15 through 18! These campers bike an average of 30 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.”

“Pee-Wee” Camp (Ages 5 to 9)

Dates: Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 19, 2024
Location: Rotary’s Camp Florida (Brandon, FL)

Welcome to PeeWee Camp at Rotary’s Camp Florida, a magical six-day journey designed for our youngest campers aged 5 to 9. Nestled near Tampa, this camp is a gateway for little adventurers to experience the joy of summer camp, forge lasting friendships, and embrace the great outdoors.

From nature explorations and swimming lessons to creative arts and crafts, each day is packed with experiences that spark curiosity and joy. Evening carnival events and storytelling moments add to the camp’s enchanting atmosphere, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Join us for an enriching experience that combines joy, learning, and personal growth in a nurturing community.

Camp Winona

Session 1 (Ages 12-14): Sunday, July 21 – Friday, July 26, 2024
Session 2 (Ages 9-12): Sunday, August 4 – Friday, August 9, 2024

Location: YMCA Camp Winona (De Leon Springs, FL)

Located near the scenic Ocala National Forest in Central Florida, Camp Winona is the home of our largest programs, two week-long overnight camp experiences for ages 9-12 and 12-14. Campers can enjoy swimming, canoeing, fun-yaking, blobbing, and more, fostering teamwork through sports and cabin challenges. Evenings come alive with beach parties, carnivals, dances, and scavenger hunts, making every moment at Camp Winona unforgettable.

Alongside a dedicated team of healthcare professionals, including on-site physicians, nurses, dieticians, and mental health experts, campers learn valuable life skills to take charge of their diabetes care, build independence, and find motivation through deep connections with peers and mentors who understand their journey.