The California Diabetes Association

We are the California Diabetes Association and our mission is to provide camp programs for children with diabetes. You last heard from us in October when we issued an urgent appeal for you to help us fund 2012 camps, as our committee had reached out to the Nevada Diabetes Association (NDA) for organizational and logistical support.

We are pleased to share with you that due to the overwhelming support from community members like you, the NDA enthusiastically agreed to assist us in offering camps in California! The NDA has established a local branch, the California Diabetes Association, and our committee so far has received pledges for $30,000 towards our fundraising goal. We received a staggering number of responses from people offering support of all kinds, and it’s truly moving to see what a dedicated community can accomplish. Thank you!

If you meant to contribute but haven’t yet, there is still time! We still haven’t met our total fundraising goal of $150,000, which will cover camp costs and all overhead expenses for 2012. We realize that’s a very large number, but if we can raise that amount of money, we’ll be able to offer diabetes camping experiences to over 300 children and teens, along with their families.

We are in the process of planning the following camps in 2012: a five-day day camp in San Jose; one-day camps in Sacramento, Fresno, and San Jose; a family camp in Lake Tahoe; and a three-day teen camp. If we can raise the necessary funding, we will also hold a weeklong resident camp, and additional day camps in the community. Camp registration opened  online on January 1, 2012, at

Diabetes camps offer a place where children with diabetes learn important skills to take charge of their health, become part of a community, and make friends with other children who aren’t afraid of needles and who understand exactly what it means to “feel low,” or “feel high.” Camps also offer a welcome respite to parents, an opportunity for them relax knowing that their children are well-cared for by people who are expertly trained in diabetes management.

We’re dedicated to making these camps happen. Our committee members are ready to recruit and train staff, solicit diabetes supply donations, enroll families and campers, and plan fun and educational activities for these kids. Lots of people say they want to help children with diabetes live healthier, happier lives—here’s how you can do it. Support diabetes camps in California in one of the following amounts:[  ] $100   [  ] $250   [  ] $500   [  ] $1,000   [  ] Other $___

All donations are tax deductible. Please fill out the attached donation form AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and email it to, or mail to our address below.

The NDA is a thriving and established organization with a proven track record in providing quality camp programs for families, children, and teens living with diabetes. Funds are managed by the NDA, but you can send your donation to:
California Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 2243
Santa Clara, CA 95055
Phone: (800) 379-3839
Fax: (775) 348-7591
California Diabetes Association Tax ID Number 88-0386000

Right now our website and online donation link is under construction. Online donations can be made through the main office of the NDA via their website,

If you are interested in joining our committee or have any questions, please contact Tom Smith or Kat Winant Carpenter.

Thank you for your support. Together, we can make camps happen!

Kat Winant Carpenter                                                       Thomas Smith                        
619-549-6811 (mobile)                                                    408-971-0352 (mobile)

We Saved It, Now Let’s Make It Thrive! Thank you for all your help- CDA

NDA and CDA Tax ID Number 88-0386000