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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Camp
  • Climbing
  • Fitness
  • Hiking
  • Ropes Course
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Volleyball
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 6 to 18

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : Campership aid is available based on household size and household income to help both camping and medical costs.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Camp Sweeney is one of few camps in the country designed specifically for kids with diabetes, ages 5-18. The only requirement to attend is that a camper has diabetes or be at risk of developing diabetes. No camper has ever been turned away from Camp Sweeney because of race, religion, color, nationality, age or financial need. Camp Sweeney has served more than 30,000 campers since 1950. Camp Sweeney is located 75 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, eight miles east of Gainesville. The camp can be reached from Interstate 35 by going east of Gainesville on U.S. Highway 82. Then go north on FM 678 one mile to reach the campgrounds. Camp Sweeney offers three 18-day summer sessions and year-round support through PFC Life. Please see for more information. Serves over 1000 youngsters with diabetes each year. Financial aid is available. No child has ever been turned away whose family has demonstrated financial need. Camp Sweeney is owned and operated by the Southwestern Diabetic Foundation, a non-profit organization. Camp Sweeney's tree-studded acreage has a natural outdoor beauty enhanced by the excellent quality of its recreational, living, dining, and medical facilities. The campgrounds include eight air conditioned camper cabins, a chapel, activity centers, two heated swimming pools, soccer field, 18-hole miniature golf course, archery and riflery ranges, hiking trails, lighted tennis court, lighted roller hockey court, lighted softball diamond, sand volleyball grounds, skate park, challenge course, paintball course, zip line, campfire area, and a FCC licensed FM radio station. A beautiful 34-acre lake – stocked with fish and ready with boats, jet skis, floating water park, water slide and pedal boats – is surrounded by picturesque terrain full of meadows, trees and rocky hilltops. An on-site cafeteria, camp health center, and testing laboratories give your child access to around-the-clock nutritional and medical supervision.