Each year Diabetes Camps Victoria runs camps for children with type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes Camps Victoria is a consortium made up of Diabetes Victoria, Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital. 

Can you help?

*Diabetes camps are a life-changing experience for children living with type 1, and we want to deliver them to as many young people as possible. While there is growing demand for overnight camps from our community, the pool of funds is limited. Can you help? DONATE TODAY.

Why diabetes camps?

Diabetes Camps Victoria offers an invaluable experience for children with type 1 diabetes. This specialised camp provides a safe and supportive environment where kids can learn, grow, and connect with others facing similar challenges. With medical staff well-versed in diabetes management, children can explore various activities while receiving personalised care, ensuring their health needs are met.

Attending camps empowers children to manage their condition independently, building crucial life skills early on. They gain a sense of camaraderie, bonding with peers who understand their daily struggles, fostering a strong support network that lasts beyond the camp. Diabetes Camps Victoria combines traditional camp fun with tailored educational sessions that teach kids about nutrition, insulin management, and self-care, enhancing their confidence in handling their health.

Furthermore, the camp experience boosts self-esteem, as children accomplish new feats and overcome obstacles, proving that diabetes doesn't limit their potential. In this nurturing setting, they can focus on personal growth, all while forming cherished memories.

Key benefits of camps include: 

  • Experience independence through adventure
  • Meet and share experiences with other children and adult volunteers living with type 1 diabetes
  • Create a long-lasting peer support network
  • Supervision and support from a dedicated team of health professionals and volunteers in a safe environment
  • Increase skills and awareness in managing type 1 diabetes in a relaxed setting.