Our camps

As a part of Diabetes Tasmania youth program we provide age specific camps especially designed for children with type 1 diabetes. The focus for each camp will be companionship, support, education and fun.

Those who have attended camps in the past will have happy memories of a great time at camp and the friendships formed there. For those who may be new to camp we say “Come along, no need to be anxious, we make a special effort to help campers relax into the holiday spirit and make new friends. Everyone at camp understands about living with diabetes, and no one lets that get in the way of having fun, getting active, having a go at some adventure activities as well as having time to chill out and chat with new and old friends.”

Youth Program Coordinator, Jessica Spinks and a team of diabetes educators, dietitians, cabin ‘buddies’ and activity providers will coordinate each of the camps.

Follow the links below within the date of each camp and you will be taken to the NDSS Programs and Services event portal, where you can register your expression of interest for the camp you are interested in and one of our team will be in touch.

Family camp

This camp is for 0 – 6 year olds and welcomes the whole family to experience a diabetes camp.

The next one will be 25 – 27 March 2022.


Spring camp

A weekend camp program for 7 to 9 year olds.

For many in this age group a ‘sleepover’ away from family and friends can be a daunting prospect. With this in mind we invite a parent or other caregiver to stay for the weekend and join in the camp program.

The next one will be 4 – 6 November 2022


Junior camp

Junior Camp is for children aged 10 -12 years old.

The next one will be 2 – 5 October 2022


Senior camp

The Senior “Ready 4 Life’ camp for the 13 -17 year olds.

21 – 24 April 2022


Young adult retreat

This camp is an opportunity for young adults aged 18 – 25 years to spend 4 days with their peers in a supported environment which fosters the development of independence and self confidence.

The camp utilises Bush Adventure Therapy Principles and experiential learning philosophies.

The next one will be 12 – 14 March 2022


More information

Transport to and from all camp venues is the responsibility of parents and guardians. 

To register for camp, please complete the contact us email and ask for a form to be sent to you and then send back to us at camp@diabetestas.org.au or fax 6331 4780.

For health professionals interested in providing clinical support at camp, or if you are interested in being an activity or peer leader you can find further information here on our volunteer page or call Jess on 6215 9000.

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