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Camp Huronda’s family camps are for children living with type 1 diabetes, along with their parents, siblings and caregivers. These camps provide families with opportunities to learn more about type 1 diabetes in a positive and supportive environment, where they can also share knowledge and experiences, network and build relationships with other families going through similar challenges.

Family camp brings people together in a way that just doesn’t happen in any other setting. Family camp is a fantastic introduction or connection to the D-Camps experience. You and your family will get the opportunity to take part in camp programming in a community of people who understand the day-to-day challenges of living with type 1 diabetes.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Diabetes Canada’s D-Camps requires that staff, volunteers and all D-Camps participants’ eligible (aged 5+) for the COVID-19 vaccine be fully vaccinated prior to their arrival at D-Camps for in-person programming. For D-Camps, fully vaccinated means two doses of a Health Canada approved vaccine.

Diabetes Canada’s vaccination policy is based on the recommendations of D-Camps’ National Medical Task Force as one measure to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Participants will be asked to use their province’s verification systems as the means for demonstrating proof of vaccination. The D-Camps Medical Task Force is comprised of 11 individuals from across the country from a variety of health-care professions, including pediatric endocrinologists, ER physicians, registered nurses and certified diabetes educators.

D-Camps will accommodate all individuals who are entitled to vaccination exemptions. Thank you for your support in protecting the health and safety of our campers, families, employees, and community.

Camp Huronda alumni camp

Alumni camp is designed to invite back our friends to camp to share in a weekend of fun activities and reminiscing of "the good ol' days". Camp Huronda Alumni Camp is open to former campers and staff who are no longer employed at Camp Huronda, or are attending any of our current youth programming. Alumni adults with youth living with type 1 are welcome to attend our year round programs as well as alumni family camp. Alumni families who are not living with type 1 themselves or have youth living with type 1 but are part of the rich history of Camp Huronda are more than welcome to attend. All campers under the age of 19 must be accompanied by a legal guardian as this is still a child and youth focused program. Join us as we start the journey of developing a rich Camp Huronda Alumni camp program. This program is also open to Friends of Camp Huronda who do not have children.

Join the D-Camps family

Family camp is a great for you if:

  • You have a recently diagnosed child and are looking to connect with people who understand;
  • You have years of experience and could be a valuable support to others; or, 
  • Someone in your family lives with type 1 diabetes and you want to have a fun D-Camps experience! 


Location Details

Camp Huronda
1252 South Waseosa Lake Road, Huntsville, ON P1H 2N4

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About the Camp

Campers & Staff

Parents and guardians are responsible for the supervision of their children while at camp. However, supervision will be provided during scheduled program activities. Parents and guardians are also responsible for their children’s medical and dietary care, including their child’s diabetes management, the dispensing of medication(s) and monitoring of personal supplies. Medical staff/personnel are on site to facilitate programming and to act as source of support for any consultation. Medical staff on site include a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitian.

Alumni camp: Their will be no medical staff on site for the duration of this program.


Youth activities

All of the camp activities will be open to families during family camp! Facilitated by skill-specific staff, the program team will engage families in age-appropriate activities. 

A full schedule of activities including theme days will be available prior to the start of family camp. 

Winter-only activities include:

  • Cross-country skiing

  • Snowshoeing

  • Broom ball 

  • Tubing 

  • Ice skating 

Adult activities

Adults, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to meet and connect with each other in various sessions throughout the weekend. These sessions, which include discussion groups and team-building activities, are often led by adults living with type 1 diabetes, the medical team and leaders from the type 1 diabetes community. These sessions are often seen as the highlight of the weekend. They provide opportunities for caregivers to discuss life with type 1 diabetes in a caring and supportive environment with an understanding group of peers. 

Family activities

There will be a number of all-camp programs planned throughout the weekend that the whole family can participate in together. These fun events are a great opportunity for the whole family to spend time together and feel like they are on a holiday.

Rates & Dates

Spring family camp 

Friday, June 17 - Sunday, June 19, 2022

Age Rate
Adult (18+) $250
Youth (ages 4-17) $175
Child (ages 3 and under)


Summer family camp 

Monday, August 29 - Thursday, September 1, 2022

Age Rate
Adult (18+) $350
Youth (ages 4-17) $250
Child (ages 3 and under)


Fall family camp 

Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18, 2022

Age Rate
Adult (18+) $250
Youth (ages 4-17) $175
Child (ages 3 and under)


Alumni weekend camp 

Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 5, 2022

Age Rate
Adult (18+) $150
Youth (4-17) $100
Child (3 & under) Free

Camp Huronda 50th anniversary

Friday, September 9 - Sunday, September 11, 2022

Age Rate
Adult (18+) on-site acommodations $125
Youth (0-17) on-site acommodations $100
Adult (18+) off-site accommodations $75
Youth (0-17) off-site accommodations $75
Adult Day Tripper (Saturday Only) $50
Youth Day Tripper (Saturday Only) $40

If this fee is a challenge for you and your family Diabetes Canada offers subsidies to those who qualify for financial assistance. These subsidies are made possible through the generous support of various donors. 

It is our responsibility to ensure that donations go to support families experiencing financial hardship that would make attending camp impossible. 

To determine eligibility for a subsidy, you will be asked to complete a financial assistance application. When reviewing applications, income will not be the only consideration in whether an applicant qualifies for subsidy. Our goal is to ensure that all campers have an opportunity regardless of their financial situation while using donations as prudently as possible. 

Who is eligible for financial support? 
You may be eligible for a subsidy if you:

  1. Receive financial assistance from an identified government program, OR

  2. Experience financial hardship and do not receive government financial assistance.

What does financial hardship mean? 
Financial hardship means that a person has difficulty paying for basic daily living expenses (e.g. food, shelter, clothing), and does not have access to savings or other financial resources. 

Note: Supporting documents will be required to determine eligibility. Please be prepared to provide a copy of your paystub, T4 or Notice of Assessment to accompany your application. 

Important to note: 
To ensure that we are providing equitable access to financial assistance we will not be able to consider you request until you have completed the financial assistance application form in full. This includes the requested supporting documents


In the guide, you will find information on:

  • Packing lists
  • Directions and transportation for drop off and pick up
  • Contact information

2022 Ontario Family Camp Information Guide