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for kids living with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or metabolic disorders

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Camp Info & Details


For: Children receiving treatment for prediabetes, Type 2 diabetes, at risk for diabetes or metabolic disorders


Camp Joy, Clarksville, OH


Ages: 14-17 years


Dates: June 11 - 14. 2023


Check In: TBA


Check Out: TBA


Camp Fee: $100

Registration covers transportation, meals, snacks, and activities.  $25 nonrefundable fee to hold your spot.  

Financial aid may be available to those who qualify.



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 registraion 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.



'Tiponi' is Native American for "child of importance" and every child is important to us at Camp Tiponi.  We have developed this camp to allow youth who have (or may be at risk for) Insulin Resistance, Prediabetes, or Type 2 Diabetes to participate in a specially designed program.  Allowing them to enjoy a fun camping experience comfortably with other children.


Children can develop the knowledge and skills needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle through a balance of proper nutrition and exercise.  Campers stay in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere, making new friends and sharing all the new activities of a residential camp.


They will learn that others live in a similar situation to their own and that having IRS, Prediabetes, or Type 2 Diabetes need not be unnecessarily restrictive.  Campers will grow socially and emotionally with others of their own age.




Diabetes Dayton is an agency of LifeCare Alliance, all of the monies raised stay here locally to support programs like our 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 Insulin Resistance, Prediabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes and are there to help them




  • 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 are integrated into the camp educational activities



  • Hiking

  • Archery

  • Canoeing

  • Low Ropes Course

  • Group Games

  • Tennis

  • Swimming

  • Dancing

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Fishing

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