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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Basketball
  • Camp
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 5 to 17

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Moses E. Cheeks Foundation Slam Dunk For Diabetes Basketball Day Camp is a free, not-for-profit, instruction day camp for youth who have been diagnosed with diabetes. It is currently the only basketball day camp for kids with diabetes in the United States.

The camp, which is open to youths from the ages of 5 to 17, teaches the fundamentals of living with diabetes. It is a place where participants gain confidence in a safe, structured and supportive atmosphere. The camp is designed to teach its campers the basics of the relationship between food, exercise and insulin. It is also designed to teach the campers how sports, illnesses and stress affect their blood sugars and how to make the necessary corrections to their insulin intake. Most importantly, the campers learn that diabetes doesn't have to prevent them from living active, productive and satisfying lives.