Camp Nejeda Day Camps
2019 SUMMER DAY CAMP SESSIONS
SOUTH JERSEY DAY CAMP- Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12, 2019 AND Monday, July 15 - Friday July 19, 2019
Riverwinds Community Center, West Deptford, NJ
Central jersey day camp- Monday july 29 - august 2, 2019 Children’s specialized hospital, new brunswick nj
MANHATTAN DAY CAMP- Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, 2019
AT THE HALL FAMILY CENTER FOR PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & dIABETES KRAVIS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT MOUNT SINAI, NEW YORK, NY
Kids with type 1 diabetes have been calling Camp Nejeda their home away from home since 1958, returning each summer for a fun experience and a chance to just be kids with without having the worries associated with living with type 1 diabetes. Camp Nejeda's Day Camp programs bring the tradition of summer camp fun to you! Campers will enjoy outdoor games, activities, and field trips while under the supervision of our counselors and medical staff.
Why does Camp Nejeda provide off-site Day Camp programs?
We know that there are many children with diabetes who do not get the experience of a diabetes camping program because they and/or their parents are nervous about going to traditional sleep-away program. The Nejeda Day Camp program was created to encourage participants to have a sibling/family member (or friend) to attend the camp with them in a day-only environment to make the camper and their parents/guardians more comfortable with a possible transition into sleepaway camping.
History of Camp Nejeda Day Camp programs...
Thanks to a grant from the LEGO Children's Fund, Camp Nejeda launched its Day Camp programming at the RiverWinds Community Center in West Deptford, NJ to primarily serve children from the Camden, NJ area. The program later expanded to serve children from the Camden and Gloucester County areas and a New York program was added in collaboration with Mount Sinai Hospital.
Nejeda Day Camps continue to offer all the activities, education, and fun that one would find in Camp Nejeda's residential summer programs - and most importantly, the bonding and support that children with diabetes get from each other only at a diabetes camp. Activities vary by location and include swimming, arts & crafts, rock climbing, sports, games and more.
Rather than "diabetes boot camps," our programs offer valuable educational opportunities in the form of teachable moments that occur during interactions between campers and our staff throughout the day.