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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Archery
  • Boating
  • Camp
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Ropes Course
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 9 to 15

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : The fee for the one-week session is $600. Partial Camperships are available. The amount of campership is determined by the family's ability to pay.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Camp Carolina Trails is an exciting week of summer fun for boys and girls ages 9 through 15. The camp is unique because it is designed specifically for youth with diabetes. Camp Carolina Trails is sponsored each summer by the American Diabetes Association, Central North Carolina. The camp currently houses 132 youth with sleeping quarters assigned by age groups. Campers are housed in well-maintained cabins with adult chaperones. All camp activities are supervised by experienced personnel including a complete medical and dietary staff, as well as camp counselors.

Camper activities are divided into four groups:
  • Explorer Campers - entering grades 4-5. Each Explorer camper will be supported by an older teenager from our camp version of a mentoring program.
    • arts and crafts
    • scavenger hunts
    • learning about plants, animals, rocks, and creeks and their place in the environment
    • boating
    • swimming
    • hiking
    • games and sports
  • Discovery Campers - entering grades 6-8. The kids in this program are involved in:
    • Activities to challenge
    • Safe use of bows
    • Painting, tie-dyeing, crafts
    • Swimming
    • Kayaking, canoeing
    • Exploring nature, camping out
    • Exercise/sports
  • Voyager Campers - entering grades 9-10. This program helps the teenagers learn about leadership and community and test their skills on:
    • High and low ropes
    • The wall and trust fall
    • Hiking, rock climbing
    • Obstacle courses
    • Primitive camping
    • Swimming
    • Canoeing and kayaking
    • Arts and crafts
  • Navigator Campers - entering 11th grade - This program offers a wilderness adventure based experience that stresses the practical use of leadership, communication and team-building skills. Campers will live away from the main campus in tents and prepare some of their own food. Participants will plan and implement activities for the Explorer campers through our camp version of a mentoring program. There will be plenty of fun while utilizing the many challenging activities that the Camp Hanes facility has to offer. Also, a special overnight adventure promises to make this program unique. The Navigator program is designed as a natural progression for teens reaching an age of increasing independence.

ADA Office Address:
222 South Church Street, Suite 336M
Charlotte, NC 28202