Published on: 07/27/2012
The Miami Children's Hospital Diabetes Youth Camp is a camp exclusively for children with diabetes who are treated at Miami Children's Hospital (MCH).
The camp began in 1987 as a day camp and has grown into a week-long, sleepover camp at the A.D. Barnes Park in Miami. Under the constant supervision of MCH nurses and other staff members, the campers engage in fun activities including movie-watching, playing sports and bowling.
At the visit to the Seaquarium on Wednesday, July 25, the campers learned about manatees and their diets. They each got to feed the manatees with the help of on-staff veterinarians.
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.
About Miami Seaquarium
Miami Seaquarium, South Florida's most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year. The park provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and marine-life exhibits. General admission to Miami Seaquarium is $39.95 and $29.95 for children (ages 3-9). More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at www.miamiseaquarium.com. Like Miami Seaquarium on facebook.