All camps are fully supervised by trained health professionals, including diabetes nurse educators, dietitians and exercise physiologists. A camp doctor is also onsite for the duration of all camps.
Diabetes NSW run four exciting camps per year, each catering to a specific age group. Each year we receive many more applications than we have positions available on camps. Each camp is allocated a coordinator who reviews all applications and preference is given to children who have not been on camp before, are newly diagnosed, live in regional/rural areas and those who have applied but missed out on a place in previous years.
The camping experience provides the chance for children to:
- meet others with diabetes in a safe and relaxed environment
- interaction with health professionals
- be introduced to diabetes education
- be introduced to the camping concept so that attendance at diabetes camps is seen as a natural progression for the child when they reach the appropriate age.
For adolescents the experience provides the chance to:
- interact with other type 1 teens.
- develop increased diabetes knowledge and skills in a formal and informal environment
- help prepare the children to cope with future group activities such as school camps away from parental care.
- offer further diabetes education on insulin (injections/pumps), changing insulin in relation to food and exercise, and dealing with real food choice in real world settings
A fun weekend away to learn more about diabetes and to meet other families with type 1!
Diabuddies Camp gives young children the opportunity to make new friends while participating in fun activities, and learn more about diabetes through educational games. Parents can attend a range of seminars presented by Diabetes NSW & ACT health professionals and guest speakers throughout the weekend.
The camp is fully supervised by staff from Diabetes NSW & ACT and volunteer health professionals. The staff team includes a doctor, diabetes educators, dietitians and exercise physiologists.
When: Friday 4 until Sunday 6 June 2021
Who: children in Kindy-Year 2 and one parent/carer
Where: Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, Wakehurst Pkwy, Narrabeen
Includes: all meals, accommodation, activities, and education seminars
Applications close: Sunday 9 May
Junior Camp – New Date
This 3 day camp is for 9-12 year olds with type 1 diabetes and is an ideal place to learn how to do their own injections, start to develop their diabetes self-management skills, and understand more about food and exercise away from the family environment. The camp includes an exciting outdoor activity program which is aimed at building confidence and friendships.
The next junior camp will be announced soon. Please contact email@example.com for further information
Ultimate Action Camp
A camp for teenagers in School Years 8-9 with type 1 diabetes. This camp aims to improve knowledge of type 1 diabetes management in certain planned situations, increase coping and life skills, learning to live and eat away from home and builds and build problem solving skills.
The next theme park camp will be announced soon. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
A camp for teenagers in School Years 10-12 with type 1 diabetes. This camp aims to improve knowledge of type 1 diabetes management in certain planned situations, increase coping and life skills, learning to live and eat away from home and builds and build problem solving skills.
The next transition camp will be announced soon. Please contact email@example.com for further information