Frequently Asked Questions
Is DTC For Me?
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.
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. In addition, we keep the number of campers on site at a level that allows for much individualized attention throughout the week.
No. We maintain a small camp so that we can reach out to participants at all levels of fitness.
Is DTC For Me?
For upcoming camp dates, fees and registration, please go to our registration page. You will be guided through the registration process. You can use a credit card (through PayPal) or send us a personal check.
The registration fee for our 2021 Adult Week-Long Camp is US $2,550 and includes hotel accommodations, all meals and all camp programs. Due to COVID-19, this year all campers are required to have their own room.
The registration fee for our Teen Boot Camp is US $125 for the teen and US $975 for the first parent. Diabetes Training Camp Foundation subsidizes 85% of the teen registration price. Registration fee includes hotel accommodations, all meals and all camp programs.
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 (does not pertain to The V Camp). Travel and transportation costs are not included.
Payment is due at time of registration – either in full or with a 25% deposit with 25% monthly installments. We understand circumstance arise that prevent you from coming to camp. Once you are registered, there is a $350 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be received at least 6 weeks before your camp start date, allowing us time to fill the space from our wait list.
Registration for The V Camp is due at the time of registration.
Once your payment is received, you will receive an email from our Camp Administrator within 72 hours outlining additional steps prior to camp.
The camp registration fee is fully refundable prior to 2 weeks from the start of camp. If you need to cancel within those 2 weeks, there is a US $275 cancellation fee to cover non-refundable deposits to our venues.
You are responsible for arranging transportation to and from camp. For more detailed information see the “Getting to Camp” section on our Logistics page.
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.
Training and exercise gear for each day of camp, as well as comfortable leisure clothes for lectures, down time and relaxation. DTC offers lots of exercise choices, but all are optional. Based on your planned activity, you may want to bring: your bike and associated gear (rental options may be available at camp; bike helmets are required for all cycling activity), a swimsuit, 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. Sometimes the lecture rooms can feel chilly--a hoodie or sweater would be a good idea.
As always, please travel with and bring your own supplies. We will have emergency supplies on hand but, as always, please carry your own supplies!
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. Is this part of the registration information or should we include a contact email here?
Yes, we provide snacks, rapid acting carbs and drinks. We encourage you to bring your own if you have favorites.
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.
We recommend you ship your bike, but you could look into bringing it with you on the airplane with your baggage. If shipping, 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 it 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.
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.
No problem. We offer multiple training and fitness sessions each day such as general fitness, yoga and boxing so you can participate in whatever interests you. 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!
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.
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