Let’s Double-Team Diabetes
Since 2004, Slam Dunk for Diabetes camps have been a place where kids with Type 1 and Type 2 can play basketball, laugh and share stories. They can also learn about managing their health through food, insulin, exercise and best of all – hanging out with kids who are just like them.
Kids ages 5 to 18 attend three to four-day, half-day camps across Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Each day, they’re encouraged to build their confidence, make new friends and learn some new skills on the court. That’s what Slam Dunk camp is all about.
To date, more than a thousand kids with diabetes have participated in 60 camps in 10 cities and 5 states . Kids are at their best when they can focus on playing basketball, learn to manage their diabetes and make new friends. They feel motivated. More than that, they feel normal.
Slam Dunk Kids have come from the south side of Chicago to the north shore and as far away as Croatia.
IlLINOIS CAMP LOCATIONS
Chicago, IL - July 31, Aug 1 + 2
Wheaton, IL - May 18th
Libertyville, IL - June 19, 20, 21
Rockford, IL - June 17, 18, 19
INDIANA CAMP LOCATIONS
Schererville, IN - June 24, 25, 26
WISCONSIN CAMP LOCATIONS
Milwaukee, WI - TBD
Our Kids at Our Camps
The need for fun, meaningful activities for kids with diabetes is greater than ever. With your support, we can continue to improve the lives of kids with diabetes with basketball, self-management and lifetime friendships. We can also continue to encourage kids to feel included, confident and, above all, to be themselves.
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Diabetes is a costly disease and a financial burden for many families. Slam Dunk for Diabetes® Basketball Camp is free and targets low-income children who could not otherwise afford to attend. NO CHILD IS TURNED AWAY.
The more kids know, the better they’ll be able to manage their diabetes while living a healthy lifestyle.