Frequently Asked Questions...

Am I ready for this camp?

If you are ready to learn how to better manage your diabetes, have fun and develop friendships for life, then you are ready for this camp.

Is this camp right for me?

Absolutely!! This camp is designed to reach out to adults of all ages and all fitness and athletic levels. Our team of coaches and medical staff has been hand-chosen to bring their expertise to your training program, whether you are a weekend warrior, competitive athlete or simply interested in integrating general fitness into your life. We offer general fitness sessions for those inclined to focus on fitness and diabetes management. Finally, the small number of campers allows for much individualized attention throughout the week.

Will I be in over my head?

No. We maintain a small camp so that we can reach out to participants at all levels of fitness.

Can I sign up to receive updates for future camps and programs?

Please join our email list  and “LIKE” our Facebook page for the most up to date information or check this website, www.diabetestrainingcamp.com for current and future dates.

What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers all aspects of camp including coaching, training sessions, lectures, and workshops. It also includes the cost of lodging, meals and some snacks. Travel and transportation costs are not included.

When do I have to submit payment?

Payment is due at time of registration. Once you are registered, there is a $350 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be received by Friday, May 15th, allowing us time to fill the space from our wait list.

Will I need a car?

In most cases it will not be necessary. We provide the transportation necessary for our camp activities. You are welcome to have your own vehicle for any down time during camp.

Will I have any free time?

An important part of the camp is both rest and the camaraderie of meeting and learning from other campers. With this in mind, there are daily opportunities for free time to relax and enjoy time with the other campers.

What should I bring with me?

Training and exercise gear – five days worth, as well as comfortable leisure clothes for down time and relaxation. Be sure to bring your bike (optional), a bike helmet (optional), cycling attire (optional), a swim suit, two swim caps, two goggles, swim towels, running shoes, running attire, general fitness/workout clothes, and a water bottle. Feel free to bring whatever other training tools/gear that you would like to use.

What is the best way to get my bike there?

We recommend you ship your bike as it will be far cheaper than taking on an airline. We suggest shipping across the country via FedEx ground (safer, more reliable and faster than UPS). It generally takes 5-7 days max by FedEx ground to deliver the bike. We recommend packing into a cardboard box from a bike shop and for reinforcement putting the entire cardboard box into another slightly larger cardboard box.

If you are not comfortable packing/unpacking the bike yourself, you can ask a local shop to pack it for you. If you have more specific questions, please contact us directly.

Where do I keep my stuff during the day?

Bicycles will be stored in a secure area arranged by our host facility. You will be responsible for carrying your personal belongings, diabetes supplies, and training gear with you while out on training sessions.

How much does the camp cost?

Individual camp registration fees range between $1700-$2500 depending upon individual sites, facilities, and coaching needs. We are committed to providing an experience worth every dollar.

How do I register for the camp?

Registration is now open you will be guided through all the necessary steps. You can use a credit card on our secure servers to make your camp registration.

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What happens after I register?

Once your payment is received, you will be sent an email from our Camp Administrator within 48 hrs outlining additional steps prior to camp.

How do I get from the airport to the camp?

You are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the airport. For more detailed travel information, check our registration page for details.

What about the meals, when do we eat?

In the spirit of the camp, you’ll be served healthy food provided by our host facility – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages are included every day. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Will there be snacks, rapid acting carbs and drinks?

Yes, we provide snacks, rapid acting carbs and drinks. We encourage you to bring your own if you have favorites.

What about diabetes supplies, will there be any meters, strips and insulin?

As always, please travel with and bring your own supplies. We will have emergency supplies on hand, but, as always, carry your own supplies!

Do I need to bring a bike?

If you are a cyclist, or want to learn cycling skills – whether you are new to the bike or a seasoned cyclist – we highly recommend that you bring your own bike if you are interested in cycling.

What if I do not ride or swim?

No problem. We offer multiple training and fitness sessions per day for you to participate in. However, we have coaches that will help you feel much more comfortable on a bike or in the water in just a day or two. If you are looking for great general fitness activities, or want to learn a new skill, this would be the place to do it!

Can I make a donation?

Absolutely! Donations fund The Diabetes Training Camp Foundation which is committed to providing scholarship programs for future campers.

You can donate from our donation page or become a sponsor from our DTC shop page. Or, please contact us for more info.

Answer not here?

Please contact us and include your contact information so we can get back to you quickly.

What is the location of the camp?

Our next camp is being held at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Camp dates are June 15-20, 2015.

Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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