Camp Sweeney



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.

General Info

Name Camp Sweeney
Location Gainesville, TX
Year-round Contacts 940-665-2011
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
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Ernie M. Fernandez, Director
Residential Fee $3000, 3 weeks.
Year Established 1950
Sponsor Southwestern Diabetic Foundation
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 3 sessions, 3 weeks long


Ernie M. Fernandez, Director