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Register today for Hot Shot Camp Connection!

Middle and Big Shots Camp Connection – your time to hang out with DYS camp friends, counselors, and nurses! Camp Connection brings all the excitement of camp right to your home computer. Campers will reconnect with old camp friends while making new friends who also live with type 1 diabetes, connect with T1D mentors, and just simply have a blast. Camp Connection is free of charge and is designed to keep our DYS campers connected and engaged in fun programming with their friends living with t1d. Right before camp, campers will receive a camp box full of surprises then participate in a variety of fun activities led by some of their favorite counselors, nurses, and dietitians. Middle Shots Camp is June 21-23 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm and Big Shots Camp is June 24-26 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Register for MIDDLE Shots (grades 3-7) or BIG Shots (grades 8-12 but under age 18) today!

*** Due to Covid-19, we sadly had to cancel Big and Middle Shots Resident Camps 2020.


Winter Retreat

October 23-25, 2020





Young adults will make lifelong connections & a  support system through fun activities, speakers, & open discussions. Your young adult will learn valuable life lessons from other T1D’s just like themselves.

Big Shots Camp






Campers entering grades 7-12 will make friends that they will cherish for a lifetime. There is something for everyone from canoeing, crafts, swimming, a talent show, archery – AND fun diabetes education.

Middle Shots Camp





        Middle Shots, grades 3-7, is the campers first taste of resident camp. Middle Shots is a great place for the kids to bond and make friendships that last a lifetime through fun-filled camp activities.

Little Shots Camp

July 13-16, 2020





Introductory experience for children entering kindergarten through grade 4. In addition to games, crafts, and fun activities, our campers learn tools to help them manage their diabetes independently.

Why Hot Shot Camp?

Camp is all about firsts!  We take every opportunity to encourage the kids to try new ways to manage their diabetes. Campers experience a wide variety of fun firsts outside of their diabetes as well –  first time staying away from home, climbing the alpine tower, archery, or fishing.  They will have a blast enjoying all the fun activities camp has to offer and learn strategies for managing diabetes.

DYS has a long history of campers making friends to whom they can relate. Every child with diabetes has felt alone at some point, but camp is a unique place where they know that they are never alone.

At Hot Shots Camp your child will learn skills, form friendships, and make memories they will cherish for a lifetime!

For information about camp financial support – including payment plans, sponsorships and scholarships – see our Camp Financial Support page.

Be a part of camp!  We need talented and dedicated counselors, medical staff and other volunteers to help make camp happen.  We would love to have you.




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