Diabetes camps

Diabetic children benefit from the summer camp experience


Numerous kids' summer camps throughout Ontario and across the Greater Toronto Area specialise in dealing with children suffering from diabetes. Camp counselors are specially trained to understand diabetes, blood sugar testing, epi-Pens and all related needs. Typical summer camp activities are specially tailored for diabetic kids and concerns related to this disorder. Read more

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    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 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $285/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 285 4-16 0 Harbourfront, Toronto
    e2 Young Engineers - North Vaughan   
    Young Engineers North Vaughan activities includes STEM program,school workshops,after school program,, lunch time workshops, Special needs program and camps,our camps have added value for your children’s development.

    Ontario (4)

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 8
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Program, family
    from $287/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys 287 4-8 1 Vaughan, Woodbridge, King
    Abilities Centre   
    A traditional summer camp in a fun and educational environment for growth and development. Camp activities include sports and recreation, arts, cooperative games, swimming and more, all in a fully inclusive environment!

    Whitby

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $190/week
    Day Coed 190 4-13 2 Whitby
    Institute of Canadian Education   
    Through interactive S.T.E.M. classes, students will build 21st-century skills!

    New Toronto, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $25/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 25 5-18 3 New Toronto, Toronto
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight, family
    from $399/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 399 6-17 4 Hamilton, Huntsville, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    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
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $800/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 800 6-16 5 Orillia
    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $2,460/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 2460 6-16 6 Minden
    KNB Learning   
    KNB Learning after school classes & camps in Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Coding, Media Studies & LEGO for kids in Oakville & Mississauga. Kids develop skills for real life and discover that learning can be fun!

    Oakville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 3 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $275/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 275 3-16 7 Oakville
    Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs   
    Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in separate boys, girls and coed programs. Trips weave together challenge, community and confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit.

    Temagami

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

    • Ages 10 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $1,200/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 1200 10-17 8 Temagami
    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $775/week
    Overnight, family Coed 775 5-17 9 Haliburton Highlands
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
    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, family
    from $460/week
    Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 460 5-17 10 Huntsville
    McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and Programs   
    The McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days, visit mcmichael.com today!

    Vaughan

    Art : Visual arts (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $211/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 211 5-15 11 Vaughan
    YMCA Summer Day Camps   
    YMCAGTA operates 46 Day Camps across the GTA. With over 60 programs, we are sure to have a program that meets the interests of your child! Busing & extended hours are available at many of our locations!

    St James Town, Toronto; Oshawa; Roncesvalles Village, Toronto; Toronto Islands, Toronto; Pickering

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $235/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 235 4-16 12 St James Town, Toronto, Oshawa, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto, Toronto Islands, Toronto, Pickering
    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
    from $325/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 325 4-15 13 Throughout Greater Toronto Area
    Camp Arowhon   
    A traditional co-ed summer camp in the heart of Algonquin Park where kids build confidence by learning skills. Over 18 activities to choose from daily, from horseback riding to windsurfing to arts and crafts.

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,200/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1200 7-16 14 Algonquin Park
    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
    from $1,075/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1075 6-17 15 Temagami
    Medeba Summer Camp   
    Medeba Summer Camp is an overnight camp that uses adventure and community to provide the best week of your child's summer! We provide a full range of traditional and extensive adventure activities to choose from.

    Haliburton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $679/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 679 6-17 16 Haliburton
    Airborne Trampoline   
    Jump through summer with Airborne's Summer Trampoline Classes & Day Camps. Camp includes trampoline lessons and games, arts and crafts, games and movie room, daily outings, and a trip of the week.

    Newmarket; Vaughan

    Sport: Trampoline

    • Ages 3 to 80
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $149/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 149 3-80 17 Newmarket, Vaughan
    Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance   
    A Dance Academy that offers the very best in teaching staff and facilities to our students. Classes are offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemp, Lyrical & Musical Theatre.

    The Queensway, Toronto; Mississauga

    Dance (multi)

    • Ages 3 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $199/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 199 3-16 18 The Queensway, Toronto, Mississauga
    Township of King   
    With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information.

    King

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 2 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $4/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 4 2-18 19 King
    YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region   
    Choose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more

    Ottawa

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $140/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 140 4-16 20 Ottawa
    Outward Bound Canada   
    Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.

    Kananaskis; Vancouver Island; Throughout Canada; Grand Manan; Algonquin Park

    Adventure (multi)

    • Ages 12 to 99
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $699/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 699 12-99 21 Kananaskis, Vancouver Island, Throughout Canada, Grand Manan, Algonquin Park
    YMCA of Western Ontario Overnight Camps   
    The YMCA of Western Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park.

    London; Leamington; Port Severn

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $515/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 515 5-16 22 London, Leamington, Port Severn
    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering 1, 2 and 4-week Overnight and 1-week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $885/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 885 7-16 23 Haliburton Highlands
    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
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed, Girls 300 7-15 24 Oshawa
    Lovell International Camps   
    Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. Offering a host of sports and activities including: Language, Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Cultural Excursions & Overnight Expeditions.

    International

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $800/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 800 6-18 25 International
    Crestwood Valley Day Camp   
    A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"5' 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
    from $545/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 545 4-15 26 Bridle Path, Toronto
    Camp Portneuf   
    An educational and wholesome experience for campers aged 4 to 16 years old. 50 minutes from Quebec city, our camp develops a sense of community, adventure and an appreciation of their natural surroundings

    Saint-Raymond

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $595/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 595 4-16 27 Saint-Raymond
    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.

    Rouge, Toronto

    Science: Zooology/Animals

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $265/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 265 4-16 28 Rouge, Toronto
    Kinark Outdoor Centre   
    A northern Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 21
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1/week
    Overnight, family Coed 1 8-21 29 Minden
    Junior Red Riders   
    Can your child ride a two wheeled bicycle? Then we can teach them how to ride a DIRT BIKE! Fully comprehensive program focusing on FUN & SAFETY

    Markham

    Sport: BMX / Motocross

    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $150/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 150 6-12 30 Markham
    YMCA Wanakita Family Camps   
    We offer similar activities and experiences to traditional overnight camps, including swimming, boating, hiking, sports, crafts and more! Participate as a family or split up to partake in programs for your age group.

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 99
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $410/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 410 1-99 31 Haliburton Highlands
    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
    from $1,160/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 1160 4-16 32 Huntsville
    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.

    Thornhill; Aurora; Vaughan

    Sport: Baseball/Softball

    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $185/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 185 6-14 33 Thornhill, Aurora, Vaughan
    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 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $479/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 479 6-16 34 Southern Bruce County
    Toronto School of Art   
    TSA offers art courses in winter, fall and spring and summer art camps. Young artists ages 11-17 are taught by skilled instructors who foster creativity & artistic expression in a supportive hands-on studio environment.

    Brockton, Toronto

    Art : Visual arts (multi)

    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $40/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 40 11-17 35 Brockton, Toronto
    YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
    Have fun, make new friends and go on an adventure! A traditional overnight camp with activities ranging from wilderness trips and rock climbing to music and Frisbee golf. Financial aid is available.

    Torrance

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $390/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 390 5-16 36 Torrance
    Sylvan Learning South Mississauga   
    We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs in Robotics, Coding, Engineering are fun and affordable..

    Mississauga

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $145/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 145 3-18 37 Mississauga
    Laurus Summer Camp   
    Montreal & Laval's #1 lifestyle summer day camp that blends fun, education and specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 to 15! Registration is Open for 2018!

    Montreal; Laval

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 200 3-15 38 Montreal, Laval
    Bee Smart Learning Centre   
    Balance of Learning and Fun! Learn hands-on science, enriched mathematics, English/ESL, photography & movie making, orchestra, theatre and more. Fun outdoor sports, games and field trips.

    Thornhill

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 3 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 180 3-16 39 Thornhill
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
    SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Canning

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $290/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 290 5-18 40 Canning
    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
    from $750/week
    Overnight Coed 750 7-16 41 Ottawa
    York University Lions Camps   
    Choose from a multi-sport summer camp, focus on a particular sport or try one of our adventure camps such as pirate, warrior training or superhero camp.

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 200 6-15 42 Willowdale, Toronto
    Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge   
    With several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week.

    Vaughan; Woodbridge

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 10
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $175/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 175 4-10 43 Vaughan, Woodbridge
    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; Corktown, Toronto

    Education: Social Justice/Empowerment

    • Ages 9 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $1,100/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 1100 9-18 44 Arizona, Bethany, Corktown, Toronto
    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

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $175/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 175 6-17 45 Orillia, Midland
    Sports Camps Canada   
    Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!

    North Toronto, Toronto; Vancouver; Calgary

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $235/week
    Day Coed 235 4-14 46 North Toronto, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary
    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
    from $1,100/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 1100 4-15 47 Markham
    Cedar Ridge Camp   
    Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and active

    Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $890/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 890 7-16 48 Bancroft
    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
    • Overnight
    from $810/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 810 7-14 49 Newmarket
    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
    • Day, Overnight
    Cost Varies
    Day, Overnight Girls, Boys 0 13-18 50 Kelowna, Barrie, Red Deer
    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
    from $385/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 385 4-12 51 Bloor West Village, Toronto
    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
    from $1,500/week
    Overnight Coed 1500 6-25 52 Sharbot Lake



    Diabetes camps have many enjoyable camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, hiking and boating. Issues like diet or medication are especially taken up at these camps. Diabetes camps are also offered as family weekend camps, overnight camps and day camps. It is estimated that worldwide camps serve 15,000–20,000 campers with diabetes each year.

    At camp, each camper is given a comprehensive health history form to be completed by his/her family and a health evaluation form completed by the camper‘s physician detailing the camper’s past medical history, immunization record, and diabetes regimen. The home insulin regimen of each camper is followed as closely as possible, though alterations in insulin dosage may need to be made for extreme physical activity, such as prolonged hikes or active water sports. Each camp has a doctor with expertise in managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

    Many things to learn about diabetes. Diabetes educators and advanced practice diabetes nurses may also be present. Such camps also give information about diabetes-related emergencies. Camps may also feature the help of medical professionals, physicians, nurses and dietitians who are experienced in diabetes care. Diabetes supplies should be monitored and given out by responsible medical staff.Counselors who are also diabetic and former campers may also be present.







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