Camp Seale Harris (CSH) and Sugar Falls Day Camps and Community are programs of Southern Diabetes Education Services, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving children and families with diabetes. Since 1949, Camp Seale Harris and
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Sugar Falls Day Camps have provided a medically-supervised, fun camp experience for thousands of children with diabetes. Founded by Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Eichold, Camp Seale Harris was then an innovative way to teach healthy behaviors outside the doctor’s office or hospital setting. Named for renowned endocrinologist Dr. Seale Harris, Camp Seale Harris became a time-tested standard of care. Camp Seale Harris Overnight Camps, Sugar Falls Day Camps, and SDES Community Programs provide year-round diabetes education and support for children, teens, and families across Alabama and Northwest Florida.
The unending, everyday management of diabetes can be overwhelming to a family. Camp Seale Harris is a place where everyone – campers, counselors, and volunteer medical professionals – knows about diabetes. Children and teens motivate, inspire, and teach each other with the supervision and real-time feedback of volunteer physicians, nurses, diabetes educators, nutritionists, pharmacists, and counselors. Camp is more than just a place for the campers and counselors who enjoy it year after year. It’s where they connect and are inspired to live well. Camp makes learning fun!
Diabetes education sessions include:
• Monitoring blood sugar
• Keeping track of medications
• Following a healthy meal plan
• Being physically active
• Managing an insulin pump
• Learning independence
Traditional camp activities, including swimming, canoeing, tubing, archery, fishing, ropes course, zip line, waterslide, and crafts, are also offered.
All children with diabetes should be able to come to camp. Since 1949, no child has ever been turned away. Some families are not able to pay some, or all, of their remaining Camp Program Fees. For additional scholarship or financial assistance to insure that your child can come to camp, call our office at 205-402‐0415.
There is no cure for diabetes. Learning to manage diabetes consistently is critical to avoiding life-threatening complications such as kidney failure, heart and vascular disease, blindness, and depression. Until there is a cure, SDES is here to help. We look forward to serving your child and family!
To register online, visit www.campsealeharris.org. To register by phone, or request a registration form, call our office at 205-402-0415.