Coaching & education for all levels of exercisers and athletes with diabetes.
You Get It. We get It Too. Come Experience That Magic.
My experience at Diabetes Training Camp changed the way I live with diabetes.
Camp both fed me and taught me how to feed my mind, body and soul.
~ Kathy Ziegert, Camper
It was a pivotal point in my self image and self care. It rocked me.
I wasn’t alone and it became apparent that I could take care of myself and not just survive. I could kick butt.
~ Dave Shack, Camper
It was motivational, educational & helped me to build a level of self confidence that I have never known.
Yes, I have diabetes but diabetes does not have me…. I will never stop learning about this disease or re-learning what I may have forgotten. I will never stop fighting to live well and long.
~ Dan Olivia, Camper
The workout sessions were the perfect balance of complete child-like fun mixed with very technical and useful skills training
…creating bonds of friendship with other campers, and a supportive diabetes community I never imagined to be so uplifting and powerful… Peace, love and insulin.
~ Kathy Ziegert, Camper
We are EXCITED to announce dates for our 2017 Camps!
June 12 – June 17, 2017
Our first camp will be held June 12 – June 17 at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Franklin & Marshall offers us a wonderful collegial experience. Campers and staff stay in a newly built dorm, eat in the dining hall and use the college’s facilities including their pool, fitness center and lecture hall. Runs, walks and bike rides are all done throughout the beautifully scenic Lancaster County.
August 14 – August 19, 2017
Our second camp will be held August 14 – August 19 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster County, PA. Spooky Nook is the largest indoor sports complex in North America and offers state-of-the art general fitness facilities. Campers and staff stay in the Warehouse Hotel attached to the sports complex. We utilize the facilities at Spooky Nook as well as walk, run and bike throughout beautiful Lancaster County. We use a local outdoor pool for swim instruction and workouts.
More information will be coming soon, including where, how and when to register for either camp.
Please check back often for updates and join our DTC community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/diabetestrainingcamp/
Our fearless leader, Diabetes Training Camp Founder and CEO and Chairman of the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation, Dr. Matthew Corcoran was recently highlighted by national American Diabetes Association publication Diabetes Forecast as a “Diabetes All-Star” and was placed on the publications 2016 list of “People to Know.” WAY TO GO, DR. MATT!
Diabetes Training Camp Foundation Scholarship Program
Diabetes Training Camp Foundation launched its Camp Scholarship Program in 2016. We will be accepting applications for our 2017 camp season starting at 12pm noon EST on Friday, February 17th until 11:59pm EST on March 12th, 2017.
If you are in need and interested in applying for financial aid to attend camp, click here to access the scholarship application online.
Diabetes Training Camp Foundation subsidizes a portion of the camp registration fee for each camper to help offset the cost to attend. The Foundation’s scholarship program is meant to financially assist campers who may not be able to afford the subsidized camper registration fee.
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Countdown to Camp 1 - JUNE 12, 2017 at Franklin & Marshall
Countdown to Camp 2 - AUGUST 14, 2017 at Spooky Nook
Diabetes Training Camp offers an innovative and integrated approach to achieving total wellness for people with diabetes. A unique team of experts, including leaders in endocrinology, diabetes education, dietetics, coaching, fitness and mental skills training, offers full time support to each camper. The DTC team teaches you how to take control of your diabetes by providing a practical and inspirational approach to diabetes management. As we surround you with support and guidance, DTC will equip you with the knowledge and motivation you’ll need to reach your fitness goals and athletic dreams while effectively managing your diabetes.
Campers learn to unlock the athlete inside while managing their diabetes effectively and healthfully. Diabetes Training Camp is a unique clinical resource entirely devoted to diabetes, fitness, exercise and sports education. If you have diabetes and want to learn more about general fitness, lifestyle management or even taking your current training to the next level, camp is for you. DTC is designed to impact exercisers and athletes at all levels; from learning how to effectively walk a mile, train for a marathon, or attain a PR in their next triathlon.
At Diabetes Training Camp you’ll join a community of like-minded adults and teens who share similar experiences and have similar challenges. You’ll develop life-changing and life-long friendships with campers, coaches and staff. The staff of DTC is excited to have you join us at camp and invites you to learn more. Reach out and ask us anything, anytime.
A word from
Dr. Matthew Corcoran, MD, CDE, ACSM Exercise Specialist
“When I started practicing, it struck me that in medicine, we are working at the wrong end of diabetes. We are constantly busting our humps to treat people very quickly in clinics – trouble-shooting and taking care of complications. I started working hard to educate and advocate for the behavior change needed to tackle the type 2 diabetes epidemic, and at the same time, I was also working with 15-20 recreational athletes with type 1 diabetes who were training for the Chicago Marathon. It was then when I realized how much passion I had for diabetes management and exercise. It was clear that people living with diabetes were short-changed when it came to learning about preventative measures and healthy living, and there was little overlap between the world of exercise and the world of diabetes.
These experiences motivated me to create DTC and give people with diabetes what they really need to achieve fitness goals. With DTC, people living with diabetes have the opportunity to experience a life-changing environment filled with opportunities to learn, train and connect with others who share the desire for living well with diabetes. There are very few opportunities for people with diabetes to surround themselves with a team of experts like the experts I have working with me at DTC. The team is incredibly skilled, experts in their fields, is hand-selected, and I’ve been privileged to work with most for the past 6 years. Together, we help those living with diabetes gain the knowledge, ability and confidence to achieve their dreams, unlock the athlete inside and live fulfilling, active lives.
Each summer my staff and I are privileged to spend another week with amazing campers from around the country and world. It only takes moments with our campers to appreciate how fortunate we are that they come to us looking for something different. No matter what their individual fitness goal, each camper has recognized that they are ready for camp, that they can do this, and they motivate each other to succeed. I think that’s what keeps them coming back for more, and it certainly keeps me and the team coming back! I can’t think of anyplace I’d rather be.
DTC is a unique, innovative and inspirational camp experience for adults and teens living with diabetes. As a fulltime endocrinologist and exercise specialist, my work is fueled by the passion to help people with diabetes realize fitness goals and athletic dreams.
Diabetes Training Camp Founder, President and CEO and Medical Director
Diabetes Training Camp is presented by the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation *
*non-profit 501c3 status pending
Where do we hold the camps?
We currently host camps at either of these two locations:
Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA OR
Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, PA 17545, USA