The Diabetes Sports Camp at York University is a camp for children and youth ages 8-16 with type 1 diabetes who participate, or have interest in participating in competitive sports. The campers can choose one sport to specialize in such as tennis, basketball, soccer or multi-sport, which is a combination of many different sports.
Fundamental skills are taught with instruction at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Children and adolescents with diabetes participate in their respective sports alongside children that do not have diabetes and who are at similar age and skill level. This camp is designed to enhance the quality of life for young persons with diabetes through sport, physical activity and physical fitness. Campers are encouraged to share strategies on managing their diabetes during exercise and share their experiences with others that have the same condition. Campers will have access to nursing staff, athletic therapy and clinical exercise physiologists while at camp. Check out the website for more information, click here.
The Dskate Hockey Program is unlike any other hockey camp, as it blends hockey and diabetes, bringing the world of T1D hockey to the forefront and helping encourage success of all athletes living with diabetes. Each Dskate hockey player will receive plenty of Dskate gear and will have the opportunity to learn from the pros, athletes and medical professionals alike. The Dskate Hockey Program is run by NCAA and CIS coaches and offers elite skill development for any skill set. Check out the website for more information, click here.