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Hot Shots Camp

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Big Shots Resident Camp

June 19-23, 2023
Campers aged 13-17 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 Resident Camp

June 23-26, 2023
Middle Shots designed for ages 10-13, 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 Day Camp

Little Shots in Sylvania, OH: July 10-13, 2023
Little Shots in Tecumseh, MI: July 31- August 3, 3023
Introductory experience for children aged 5-10. In addition to games, crafts, and fun activities, our campers learn tools to help them manage their diabetes independently.

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Why Hot Shots 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, canoeing, archery, or fishing. Campers 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 living 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!

I have never seen him so confident in who he is. He was not ready to come home yet. I think he would have stayed another night easily!
Camper Parent
Middle Shots 2022
Campers in the past 3 years:
Identify new tools relating to T1D care 87%
Showed improvements in attitude towards Type 1 diabetes 89%
Had a meaningful experience at DYS Hot SHots Camp 100%
Parents felt camp met or exceeded expectations 94%