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Camp Info & Details

Location:  Camp Willson Outdoor Center, Bellefontaine, Ohio


For Ages: 7-17 years


Dates: June 30 - July 6, 2024


Check In:

7-11 yr  - TBA

12-17 yr  - TBA


Check Out:

7-11 yr - TBA

12-17 yr  - TBA


Registration Fee: $50

Remaining Camp Fee: $400

If you are new to the summer camp adventure or want to learn more about Camp Ko-Man-She, call our office to learn more and sign up! 937-220-6611



This year we will not be hosting Day Camp



  • Fun in the great outdoors while enjoying new and challenging activities

  • Forming a support system of friends that last a lifetime

  • Enjoying camp knowing that there are people that understand Type 1 diabetes




  • Physicians and nurses with medical expertise provide around the clock supervision

  • Counselors who understand your child's needs and are strong role models

  • The daily tasks of the diabetes regimen being integrated into the camp educational activities



  • Hiking

  • Archery

  • Canoeing

  • Low Ropes Course

  • Group Games

  • Tennis

  • Swimming

  • Dancing

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Fishing




Diabetes Dayton has been offering summer camp for children for over fifty years. Our goal is to offer children living with Type 1 diabetes an opportunity to enjoy a fun outdoor experience with other children like themselves in a safe, medically supervised setting.


We partner with Dayton Children's Medical Center to bring together an exceptional team of doctors, nurses and registered dieticians who, in addition to our terrific counselors, provide quality care 24-7 for our campers.  


The emphasis is on making friends, having fun and becoming more confident.


Not only does staff receive special training and undergo background checks, but almost all of our counselors are young adults who attended camp themselves as children, so they understand what it’s like growing up with this disease as well as the value of camp.  Most even take a week’s vacation to come out and work with the children.


This camp is funded by a grant from the Robert and Helen Harmony Fund for Needy Children of the Dayton Foundation, by grants from the Royal and Select Grand Masons of Ohio, and through agency fundraising. Many people mistakenly believe that since it is a camp for children with juvenile diabetes, that it is funded by the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), which is not the case. The two agencies are not affiliated in any way. While the JDRF is an important agency in its own right, it is an International agency with the mission of raising funds for research to find a cure, so their funds are sent to a corporate office.


Diabetes Dayton is an Agency of LifeCare Alliance since 2020.  We are the local diabetes association which means 100% of the monies raised stay here locally to support programs like our camp.



Camp fees cover medical supervision, meals, snacks, a camp t-shirt, supervised program activities and most diabetes supplies (see camp brochure for more information).  Financial assistance is available, called a Campership.  Families may request an application on their registration form.  All families are required to pay the registration fee to secure a spot for their camper.





Refunds for the balance of the Camp Fee (minus a $25 processing fee) are only available for campers who cancel in writing at least 60 days prior to the start of camp or for campers who suffer illness or tragedy that prevent them from attending camp.

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