Summer Camp

2018 SUMMER CAMP SESSIONS

Camp Nejeda's summer sleep-away camp sessions include two one-week sessions and three two-week sessions. Sessions are age-specific and offer all the activities you would expect to find at any sleep-away camp, but the Camp Nejeda experience also provides hands-on learning opportunities for campers to learn how to better manage their diabetes, make healthy food choices, and maintain a good attitude about living with diabetes. 

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Residential Summer Camp Program Fees (includes $50 Registration Fee)

One Week Session (6 nights) $1,100 (Sessions 1 & 5)
Two Week Session (12 nights) $2,150 (Sessions 2, 3 & 4)

Camp Nejeda offers all the activities you would expect to find at any sleep-away camp, but the Camp Nejeda experience also provides formal and informal educational opportunities for campers to learn how to better manage their diabetes, make healthy food choices, and maintain a good attitude.

Each cabin houses eight campers, two Senior Counselors, and two Junior Counselors. Each session is attended by approximately 40 girls and 40 boys. Our campers come primarily from NJ, NY and PA, but we welcome campers from everywhere. Most of our counselors are alumni of Camp Nejeda and have diabetes themselves.

The camp day has activity periods where the camper's can pick their own activity and some periods where things are done in cabin groups. The camp has a seven-acre lake, archery range, basketball and volleyball courts, gaga pit, sports fields, 650 foot zip line, low-ropes course, indoor gym, arts & crafts center, playground, swimming pool, quiet games area, and hiking and biking trails. The pool is used every day. Meals are served family-style to each cabin's table. Evening activities include games, dances, campfires, pool parties, and more.

Camp Nejeda is a summer camp for kids with diabetes, not a diabetes boot camp. Each camper attends programs on nutrition and diabetes management during their stay, but the most valuable educational opportunities come in the form of teachable moments which occur when the campers interact with our Health Center Staff and their Counselors during insulin administration and throughout the day. Our Camp Director, Jim Daschbach, has been with Camp Nejeda since 1990.

“My child LOVES going to NEJEDA. I love seeing what she’s been willing to try there - this year it was a new site location and pump cartridge filling. These things have a huge long term impact. She has a confidence that I don’t know if she’d have otherwise - and not only with diabetes, but life in general.”

-Jennifer - mother of Rebecca, age 10