The Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes is a friendly place where youth with diabetes, ages 5 through 14, their siblings and friends benefit from hands-on learning experiences in diabetes management and support within a fun and welcoming environment. Our mission is to foster friendships among children with diabetes, their siblings and friends through a safe, active program while enabling them to learn about and face the common challenges of diabetes.
The Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes runs for 6-weeks during the months of July and August and is held at the beautiful Camp Welch, located at 127 North Main St. in Assonet, MA. The program’s small enrollment and staff-to-camper ratio ensures a quality camp program in which the campers receive plenty of supervision from exceptional role models, take part in a variety of camp experiences and learn something new every day. Program areas include pools, arts and crafts, nutrition and diabetes education, archery, and athletic fields.
The following ensures your camper’s health and safety while they enjoy camp:
Registered Nurse (RN) on Site
Local Pediatrician as the Camp Health Care Consultant
Staff Who are Trained by a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Staff Members Certified in CPR and First Aid
Policies and Procedures in Compliance with the MA Department of Public Health
Designated Blood Glucose Testing Time and Location
Diabetes Regimen Followed
Appropriate Snacks and Drinks Provided
Accredited Member of the American Camp Association (ACA)
Member of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA)