More than just a
basketball camp.


Slam Dunk on fear. Slam Dunk on doubt. Slam Dunk on everything that’s holding you back.

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 also learn more 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 four-day, half-day camps across Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Each day, they’re encouraged to build confidence, make new friends and learn some new skills on the court. That’s what Slam Dunk camp is all about.


Our Mission 

Slam Dunk for Diabetes camps empower Type 1 and 2 kids to have fun and learn how to actively manage their health. Our day camps are FREE and are specifically designed for kids with diabetes to learn basketball, be supported, motivated and lead healthy, happy lives.

Our Vision

We envision a world where every kid with diabetes confidently and independently embraces an active, energetic, and healthy lifestyle with few limitations.

Our Approach

Self-management, confidence building and education are the foundation of good decision making on and off the basketball court. Slam Dunk kids’ experiences and support are sustained through:

  • Multi-day camps

  • One-day clinics

  • Informative website

  • Family education

  • Research programs