MIAMI, FL – 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. The children’s blood levels are regularly monitored throughout the day while they socialize in a safe and caring environment.
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. 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. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.