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Catalina Island Adventure Camp (Spaces are filling up quickly)

From Friday, Apr 27, 2018 -  06:00AM
To Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 - 12:30PM
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The Pediatric-Adolescent Diabetes Research Education (PADRE) Foundation Catalina Island Adventure Camp is a weekend getaway of team-building challenges, marine activities, diabetes education, and a variety of opportunities for personal growth for youth 11-16 years of age AND their friends (with or without diabetes). Long Beach Marine Institute and their staff will host nature and astronomy hikes, snorkeling, kayaking, tide pool studies, and fish dissections!
Each camper will be assigned to an age appropriate sleeping cabin and age appropriate activity group(s) that will include one to two cabin counselors along with 8-12 campers. A medical staff is onsite monitoring the campers diabetes care.


Open to youth ages 17-18, with or without diabetes, has an application process by calling the PADRE Foundation 714-509-8330 (do not process payment or fill out the online camper application for CIT program). 
Qualifications we look for in our counselors in training are teens that can demonstrate a level of maturity that enables them to assume responsibility and develop strong leadership skills. The applicant must demonstrate an interest in camping and show the ability to learn and work with diabetic children. Being a healthy role-model for children with diabetes is critical!  The objective of program is to build a strong counseling staff for our program and promote leadership in our communities and at camp. Responsibilities will include learning camp operations, developmental needs of children, how to lead a group, and other key components of a camp staff member.

Cost is $295

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Please call Marlen at 714-509-8330 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply.

Registration is now OPEN! Click here to register. 


Contact: PADRE Foundation Office at 714-509-8330 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Sea Explorer Base,

5875 Appian Way,

Long Beach, CA, 90803, United States.


Telephone: (562) 431-5309



Registrations are not currently taking place.

Don't miss the following fun yearly events on our calendar above.

Signature Events


6025568 origAnnual Fashion Show Gala: Now in its 29th year, this spectacular gala is our largest psychosocial event and our major fundraiser for our education and support programs. A highlight is a runway show with fashions complements of Macy's featuring children and teens living with Type 1 diabetes, along with professional models. Other features include a silent auction and dinner. Help us keep childhood special for the children of PADRE. We ask that you partner with us to be a vital part in the success of our mission. 

Events Tab 2Catalina Island Adventure Camp: This weekend is designed for youth 11-17 years of age who are living with Type 1 diabetes and their friends. It is a getaway filled with team-building challenges, marine activities, diabetes education and a variety of opportunities for personal growth. Long Beach Marine Institute and its staff host the nature activities, and a medical team monitors the campers' diabetes control throughout the weekend. For more information, click on the EVENTS tab on the top left hand corner.


surfing with diabetesSurfing With Diabetes: Every June, our teens hit the surf in Dana Point, Orange County. The day is packed with beach activities, sport games, prizes and surf instruction by volunteers. It is a great opportunity for teens to build relationships under the supervision of diabetes-educated counselors.


Harvest Carnival: This event has the reputation of being an incredible day for the whole family. Costumes, games, crafts, face painting are among the many highlights of our 10731038 10152487285357616 2880290440640693895 nfall festival. The event provides a wonderful environment, carefree day takes the focus off of candy, which can be a temptation during this time of the year, and demonstrates to young diabetic children that they are not alone.

Riding the Wave of Diabetes Workshop & BBQ: Receiving the diagnosis of diabetes releases a flood of emotions. Come learn how children with diabetes and their parents are Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones! 


Holiday Party with SantaAnnual Holiday Party: This seasonal affair brings together families who have lived with diabetes for years and those who are conquering their first difficult year. The event includes community bonding, crafts, bowling, food and a visit from Santa.

Posada Event: Here, we host a Christmas celebration in the Spanish tradition for those living with Type 1 diabetes. Join us for wonderful food, music and company.

12469634 10153337948732616 4397913819245500128 oSnowy Nights: This is a themed dressed evening of dinner, dancing and socializing for teenagers 13-18 who are living with Type 1 diabetes and their friends. 

Family Winter Camp: The PADRE Foundation and Diabetes Camping and Educational Services, Inc. collaborate to hold a Family Winter Camp each January. Families enjoy organized activities, discussions regarding diabetes,

guest speakers, snow sledding and a chance to get to know others living with Type 1 diabetes. Please visit Camp Conrad Chinnock at


Upcoming Groups

Upcoming Classes

26 Feb 2018
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Fashion Show Parent Meeting & Performer Practice
01 Mar 2018
05:30PM - 07:30PM
Advanced Pump Therapy- Orange
12 Mar 2018
05:30PM - 07:30PM
Pump Basics Class - Newport
13 Mar 2018
05:00PM - 07:00PM
Carbohidratos (en EspaƱol) - Orange
15 Mar 2018
05:00PM - 07:00PM
Pump Basics Class - Orange


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