3-Week Summer Sessions
The traditional 20-day summer sessions span June and July each year. Approximately 250 campers, ages 5 to 18, fill the cabins and campgrounds for three weeks of fun, fellowship, medical education and lifestyle enhancement. The length and intensity of these sessions are the reasons campers obtain successful diabetes management.
Family Weekend Session
Camp Sweeney offers a weekend for the entire family called the Spring Fling Weekend, which takes place in late April. Campers and their families, ages 3 years and up, check in on Friday for three days of activities, educational seminars, and sharing of experiences. Parents are offered an opportunity to share the Camp Sweeney experience; they are challenged to climb Reaction Hill with their children, sleep in cabin bunks, and sharpen their skills at the archery and riflery ranges. During this family session, parents care for their own children's medical needs. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult of the same gender who can sleep in the same cabin with them.
Stay Over Weekends
We offer two convenient stay over weekends for campers who would like to attend two consecutive 3-week sessions. There is an additional fee for this service. The sessions will consist of plenty of rest, laundry, movies, and more rest. This is especially helpful for campers who live a significant distance away from Camp Sweeney. Of course, parents may pick up their campers between sessions if they choose.