The Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes is a friendly place where youth with diabetes, ages 5-14, their siblings and friends benefit from hands-on learning experiences in diabetes management and support within a fun and welcoming environment. Our mission is to foster friendships among children with diabetes, their siblings and friends through a safe, active program while enabling them to learn about and face the common challenges of diabetes.
The Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes runs for six weeks during the months of July and August and is held at the beautiful Camp Buxton, located at 90 Pond St in Rehoboth, MA. The program's small enrollment and staff-to-camper ratio ensures a quality camp program in which the campers receive plenty of supervision from exception role models, take part in a variety of camp experiences and learn something new every day. Program areas include Arts & Crafts, Arts & Humanities, Archery, Nature and Sports. There will also be weekly field trips and daily events based on the weekly themes and plenty of special guests and surprises.
The following ensures your camper’s health and safety while they enjoy camp:
The Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes costs $75 per week for all children with diabetes from the communities of Greater Fall River and New Bedford, which includes Fall River, New Bedford, Acushnet, Assonet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester, Somerset, Swansea, Wareham and Westport in Massachusetts and Little Compton and Tiverton in Rhode Island. The cost for siblings and friends from the Greater Fall River and New Bedford communities is $125 per week. The cost for campers with diabetes outside of the Greater Fall River and New Bedford communities is $100 per week. The cost for siblings and friends outside of the Greater Fall River and New Bedford communities is $135 per week.
Transportation is available in New Bedford, North Dartmouth, Swansea and Fall River.
The exact bus route will be announced soon.
Diabetes Association Inc.
170 Pleasant Street, Suite 100 Fall River, MA 02722
fx: (508) 672-4546