The only camp in Texas designed specifically to teach diabetes management skills to children with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, Camp Sweeney helps children with the disease learn how to live a near-normal lifestyle and to avoid the debilitating effects of their endocrine disorder. Lifestyle modification (appropriate dietary choices and regular exercise) is at the heart of the program. Campers learn how and when to give themselves insulin injections.
|Program Focuses & Features||Aerobics, Aquatics, Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Boating, Canoeing, Climbing Wall, Computers, Crafts, Cross-country, Dance, Diabetes, Exploration, Field Hockey, Filmmaking, Fishing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Health/Weight Reduction, Hiking, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Media, Music, Paintball, Painting, Photography, Rappelling, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Roller Hockey, Ropes Course, Skateboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Theater, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water-skiing, Watersports, Weight Training, Writing/Journalism|
|Grade Range (rising grades)||K-12|
|Age Range||Residential — Coed Ages 5-18|
|Director||Ernie M. Fernandez, Director|
|Residential Fee||$3000, 3 weeks.|
|Sponsor||Southwestern Diabetic Foundation|
|Dates & Sessions||June-Aug; 3 sessions, 3 weeks long|