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Camp Information

Camp Sweeney

  • Program Address:

    10687 FM 678
    Whitesboro, Texas 76273, USA

    Tel:
    Phone: 940-665-2011
    Fax:
    Fax: 940-665-9467
  • Winter Address:

    P.O. Box 918
    Gainesville, TX 76241, USA

Directors: Dr. Ernie Fernandez

A diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes changes the life of a child forever. Days filled with school, sports, and activities are quickly replaced by blood tests, insulin injections, and carbohydrate calculations. Every step required to manage their diabetes is a step away from what children see as "normal." But at Camp Sweeney, Type 1 diabetes is normal. And when diabetes disappears, every camper can show what makes them special, not what makes them different. Since 1950, Camp Sweeney has provided a positive turning point in the lives of more than 35,000 children. Camp Sweeney is regarded as one of the largest and most effective diabetes education facilities in the world and serves over 1,000 children every summer. Camp Sweeney is not just a summer camp, it's a way of living. Our goal is not only to teach campers how to manage their diabetes, but also to instill in them the motivation to do so. Over 65 years of experience has taught us that it takes time to accomplish this goal. 19 days of forming healthy habits, instilling confidence, and building friendships allows camper to return home with a renewed sense of self, strengthened by the knowledge they have gained and the relationships they have developed.

  • Accreditation:
    ACA
  • Camp size:
    250
  • Directors:
    Dr. Ernie Fernandez
  • Founded:
    1950
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Maximum age:
    18
  • Minimum age:
    5
  • Nearest city:
    Dallas
  • Season opens:
    June 9, 2019
  • Season closes:
    August 9, 2019

Activities

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Broadcasting
  • Challenge Course
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Frisbee
  • Mini Golf
  • Music
  • Paintball
  • Riflery
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rocketry
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Tumbling
  • Video Production


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