Diabuddies Camp

Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation Wakehurst Pkwy , North Narrabeen

A fun weekend away for kids from Kindy to Year 2 living with type 1 diabetes attending with a parent!
Diabuddies Camp provides a wonderful opportunity to learn more about diabetes, diet and exercise; and to meet other families with type 1.

Children’s Program:
The action packed program allows children to try different sporting activities, create works of art, play exciting educational games, and a couple of surprises to come. The activities allows the children to make friends and try new things in a supportive and safe environment. All activities are optional and medical care is always on hand.

Parent’s Program:
Parents have the opportunity to attend a range of seminars presented by Diabetes NSW & ACT health professionals, as well as special guest health professionals throughout the weekend. Topics covered during the weekend include: food & hypo management; insulin adjustments & pump corrections; school and diabetes; resilience; latest research; and sports/staying active.

Activities together:
The action doesn’t stop in the evenings – we have an exciting themed disco night and movie nights where everyone can join in the fun! There will also be free time to relax and use the site facilities.

Accommodation: large dormitory-style room, sharing with just one other parent and child of the same gender.

Date: 1:30pm Friday 4 June until 1:30pm Sunday 6 June
Who can attend: Children in Kindy-Year 2 with type 1 diabetes, and one parent/carer
Where: Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, Wakehurst Pkwy, Narrabeen
Cost: FREE for children registered with the NDSS, and their parent/carer
Included: accommodation, meals and snacks, children’s activities, parent/carer education seminars.

How to apply:

  • Diabuddies Camp is limited to 40 children and 40 parents/carers. Application forms will be reviewed by the Camp Committee, and a selection protocol is used to allocate places.
  • You will be notified on the outcome of your application the week commencing Monday 10 May, and if successful, additional medical information and consent forms will be required to secure your registration.


We’ve implemented new measures to protect the safety and wellbeing of all attendees and staff at our diabetes education events. Read about our new safety measures and conditions of entry here.
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government and is administered by Diabetes Australia. The NDSS agent in NSW & ACT is Diabetes NSW & ACT. Find out more about the NDSS at ndss.com.au or call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700.

Event Details

Kids & Teens, Carer, Type 1 Friday, 4 June 2021 Sunday, 6 June 2021 01:30 PM - 01:30 PM FREE Sydney - Northern Suburbs

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