Sending a child with diabetes to camp is the best thing you can do for them to learn independence and confidence in managing diabetes well, and find support from friends that understand. SDES teaches children and families how to live well with diabetes at Camp Seale Harris, the only diabetes camp for kids and teens with diabetes in Alabama and Northwest Florida. Our understanding and supportive family network assists with individual and family health year-round at overnight camps, day camps, and SDES Community Family Support programs. We bring together diabetes professionals including: physicians, nurses, dieticians, and diabetes educators so that children/families can receive out-of-hospital access to comprehensive diabetes management education, support, friendships, and networking with other children and families living with this difficult illness.
Camp Seale Harris is our largest program offering overnight camp weeks: Junior Week (ages 6-13), Senior Week (12-18), Coastal Camp Seale Harris (ages 10-18), Teen Leadership Forum (ages 12-18), and Family Weekends (families of kids with diabetes birth -18). SDES Camp Sugar Falls is our day camp in Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa. SDES Community Family Support events year round throughout Alabama and Northwest Florida offer ongoing learning and support.