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Camp BETA 2023 in Makanda


Saturday, September 23, 2023 - Sunday, September 24, 2023    
All Day


SIU Touch of Nature Environmental Center
1206 Touch of Nature Road, Makanda, Illinois, 62958

Event Type

A free, overnight camp for children ages 10 to 16 with Type 1 diabetes

Camp BETA will be on Sept. 23-24. Campers will arrive at 9 a.m. on Sept. 23 and leave on Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.

The camp is at Southern Illinois University Touch of Nature Environmental Center,  1206 Touch of Nature Rd., in Makanda.

Camp Beta is a free overnight camp for youth ages 10 to 16 with Type 1 diabetes. Opportunities are also available for counselors-in-training for youth ages 16 to 17 with diabetes.

Campers will build confidence, make new friends and enjoy:

  • Hiking and orienteering
  • Boating
  • Arts and crafts
  • Archery
  • Horseback riding
  • Climbing wall

See the Camp Beta flyer for more details.

The camp is made possible by a collaboration of Southern Illinois Healthcare, the Diabetes Today Resource Team, the SIU Touch of Nature Environmental Center, the SIU Dietetic Internship program, and many area volunteers and civic organizations.

Register for Camp Beta online.