I wasn’t alone and it became apparent that I could take care of myself and not just survive. I could kick butt.
~ Dave Shack, Camper
It was motivational, educational & helped me to build a level of self confidence that I have never known.
Yes, I have diabetes but diabetes does not have me…. I will never stop learning about this disease or re-learning what I may have forgotten. I will never stop fighting to live well and long.
~ Dan Olivia, Camper
The workout sessions were the perfect balance of complete child-like fun mixed with very technical and useful skills training
…creating bonds of friendship with other campers, and a supportive diabetes community I never imagined to be so uplifting and powerful… Peace, love and insulin.
~ Kathy Ziegert, Camper
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 2020-03-15 (click below to read more...)
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Like many other organizations and communities, our leadership at Diabetes Training Camp Foundation continues to monitor the current landscape and is making difficult decisions in response to the fluid COVID-19 situation. It certainly is posing some extraordinary challenges to our nation, world and our communities. The health and safety of our campers, our staff, the entire community, and frankly, every person, is our highest priority.
We have made the decision to postpone our DTC2 Boot Camp that was scheduled for March 20-22nd.
It was a tough decision for many reasons. We were all VERY excited to spend 3 magical days with this awesome group of campers. We take a lot of pride in the work we do together, as well as the inspiring toughness and resilience of all members of our community. It is always exciting and energizing to be on the brink of welcoming a new crew of campers into this tremendous community. But, the decision was also an easy one – because it’s the right one. This is not a time for non-essential travel and this is not a time for non-essential group meetings. This IS a time for taking precautionary measures to stay healthy and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
In the upcoming weeks we will work closely with out host site, the Milton and Betty Katz JCC, to reschedule DTC2 and we will continue to communicate those plans with you. There is so much uncertainty right now about how long COVID-19 will impact services, that we need to consider dates later in the year, most likely in the Fall.
Currently, we are NOT adjusting our schedule for our 2020 summer camps.
We are moving forward with registration and planning and look forward to working with all of our campers in June and August of this year. We will continue to evaluate the situation, but like all of you, we are very hopeful that the tremendous national effort to flatten the curve and contain this infection will be very successful, and that we will be able to resume a more normal life in the weeks and months ahead.
- Take care of yourself and take care of each other.
- Manage your diabetes well and do not be afraid to reach out for help. Our community with diabetes is at higher risk, but much of that risk can be mitigated by health self-management practices and other preventative measures that are being advised.
- Wash your hands, frequently, with warm water and for at least 20 seconds each time.
- Do not touch your face.
- Do not go out if you are in any way sick and avoid those that are sick and/or have been exposed.
- Stay connected, but avoid crowds. Stay connected as a community. There is so much strength and power in the DTC community. I feel it on a daily basis. Take advantage of that strength in these difficult times an stay connected with each other.
- When around others, try to stay at least 6 feet away and come up with other fun non-contact ways to say HI other than handshakes, hugs or high fives.
A good resource for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and how to stay healthy is the CDC. Here is a link to their information https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
We will continue to look forward to our camps later this year. As always, you all inspire us everyday. Please reach out with questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
2020 Camp Registration
THE V CAMP • August 13-16, 2020
A VIRTUAL CAMP EXPERIENCE FOR ADULTS AND TEENS LIVING WITH T1D
- THURSDAY: Kick off Sessions starting Thursday afternoon
- FRIDAY to SUNDAY: Sessions, Guest Lectures, Roundtables and Fitness Sessions
- SPECIAL aditional Saturday session: “Teen and Parent Boot Camp”
- COST: US$95 per person for full “The V Camp” / US$75 per family for Teen and Parent Boot Camp session only (on Saturday)
The main V Camp registration closes Wednesday Aug 12, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
You can register for the Teen and Parent Boot Camp Session until Friday August 14, 2020 12 noon EST by emailing email@example.com
Welcome to DTC Foundation’s first virtual boot camp, The V Camp. The V Camp has been created to provide opportunities for people living with type one diabetes to learn, train and connect with DTC experts and each other in a unique way. The V Camp is founded in DTC’s core principles around diabetes management for exercise and sport including education in diabetes self-management, exercise physiology, mental skills, nutrition and coaching. Content will be delivered by DTC’s core team of experts who will be joined by several exciting guest thought leaders from throughout North America. We realize that this experience will be different from our in-person camps, but we are excited to provide a unique and life-changing program dedicated to empowering the community of people with diabetes to thrive. Join us at The V Camp as we learn, train and connect!
Guest speakers and elite T1D athletes are being added to the schedule. Stay tuned for more info!
Registration Fee: US$95/$75
Type 2 BOOT Camp
Friday March 20 – Sunday March 22, 2020
@ The Milton & Betty Katz JCC, Margate, NJ, USA
Specifically designed for people living with Type 2 or prediabetes. Learn how to take control of your diabetes instead of diabetes controlling you! You will learn about fitness, exercise and diabetes management from Dr. Matthew Corcoran and his team of experts. You will be surrounded by other who are dealing with similar challenges and you will leave with the knowledge and confidence to live the life you want to live.
Registration Fee: $150
Adult WEEK-LONG Camp 1
Monday June 15 – Saturday June 20, 2020
@ Stockton University , Atlantic City Campus, NJ, USA
Stockton Atlantic City is located just steps from the beautiful NJ beach and on the Atlantic City boardwalk. We will incorporate open water swims, boardwalk and beach runs and workouts, bike rides through S. Jersey’s beach towns and other fun “BEACHY” events. Stockton AC is a brand new campus and has state-of-the-art art dorm rooms & facilities. We will stay in the University dorm rooms and hold lectures and meals on campus. ALL Campers will stay in suite-style dorm rooms right on the boardwalk.
Registration Fee: $1995
Adult WEEK-LONG Camp 2
Wednesday August 12 – Sunday August 16, 2020
@ Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, PA, USA
Spooky Nook is the largest indoor sports complex in North America with first-class courts, fields, climbing areas and even a ninja warrior course. We will cycle, walk and run through the beautiful Lancaster countryside, and also utilize The Nook facilities throughout camp. We stay in the adjacent Warehouse hotel, a 4.5 star hotel, with luxurious rooms and modern amenities. Meals are catered and served in the conference center where we hold our lectures. Campers are matched with a roommate unless they choose to upgrade to a single room.
Registration Fee: $1995
TEEN BOOT Camp
Saturday August 8 – Monday August 10, 2020
@ SPOOKY NOOK SPORTS, Lancaster, PA, USA
For teen athletes with T1D and their parents. This unique and wonderful opportunity to learn clinical, mental skills and fitness strategies from Dr. Matthew Corcoran and his team of experts will help teen athletes manage their T1D during sport and help them take their performance to the next level. Teens and parents will share, learn and receive support from experts and from their peers who are facing similar challenges and questions. An amazing community and bond will develop that will last a lifetime.
NOTE: Teens under 18 MUST attend with at least 1 parent or guardian.
TEEN ATHLETE @ $125
(subsidized by the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation)
+ 1 PARENT / GUARDIAN @ $975 — TOTAL: $1100
Additional family members welcome. Please note it on your registration form and we will contact you about rates.
Diabetes Training Camp Foundation SCHOLARSHIP Program
The DTC Foundationʼs scholarship program is meant to financially assist campers who may not be able to afford the subsidized camper registration fee for our WEEK-LONG camps.
The scholarship application process for 2020 is closed. Check back in in December for 2021 scholarship opportunities. Please join our enewsletter through our contact page to stay updated for next year.
A quick look at our Diabetes Training Camps…
Adult Week-Long Camps
Teen Boot Camps
Type 2 Boot Camps
DTC Foundation Scholarships
Dr. Matthew Corcoran explains the magic of DTC
We followed two 1st-time campers…
What is so Special About Diabetes Training Camp?
Listen to our Alumni talk about Diabetes Training Camp
Dr. Matt & DTC in the News
DTC IN THE NEWS | August 25, 2017
On Growing a Diabetes Fitness Camp
written by Mike Hoskins / Matt Corcoran
“We’ve previously featured the multi-sport Diabetes Training Camp located in Lancaster, PA, that’s focused solely on fitness for people with diabetes of all ages. But a lot has changed over the past five years since our last writeup… The camp now has an umbrella foundation established just last year that will help expand its offerings, including an exciting upcoming “boot camp” for teens and their parents, and new programs under development for the adult T1D community and for people with type 2 diabetes… “
DTC IN THE NEWS | September 2016
People to Know 2016: Matthew Corcoran, MD, CDE, ACSM
written by Jasmine Amerasekera
Our fearless leader, Diabetes Training Camp Founder and CEO and Chairman of the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation, Dr. Matthew Corcoran was recently highlighted by national American Diabetes Association publication Diabetes Forecast as a “Diabetes All-Star” and was placed on the publications 2016 list of “People to Know.” WAY TO GO, DR. MATT!
Diabetes Training Camp offers an innovative and integrated approach to achieving total wellness for people with diabetes. A unique team of experts, including leaders in endocrinology, diabetes education, dietetics, coaching, fitness and mental skills training, offers full time support to each camper. The DTC team teaches you how to take control of your diabetes by providing a practical and inspirational approach to diabetes management. As we surround you with support and guidance, DTC will equip you with the knowledge and motivation you’ll need to reach your fitness goals and athletic dreams while effectively managing your diabetes.
Campers learn to unlock the athlete inside while managing their diabetes effectively and healthfully. Diabetes Training Camp is a unique clinical resource entirely devoted to diabetes, fitness, exercise and sports education. If you have diabetes and want to learn more about general fitness, lifestyle management or even taking your current training to the next level, camp is for you. DTC is designed to impact exercisers and athletes at all levels; from learning how to effectively walk a mile, train for a marathon, or attain a PR in their next triathlon.
At Diabetes Training Camp you’ll join a community of like-minded adults and teens who share similar experiences and have similar challenges. You’ll develop life-changing and life-long friendships with campers, coaches and staff. The staff of DTC is excited to have you join us at camp and invites you to learn more. Reach out and ask us anything, anytime.
A word from
Dr. Matthew Corcoran, MD
“When I started practicing, it struck me that in medicine, we are working at the wrong end of diabetes. We are constantly busting our humps to treat people very quickly in clinics – trouble-shooting and taking care of complications. I started working hard to educate and advocate for the behavior change needed to tackle the type 2 diabetes epidemic, and at the same time, I was also working with 15-20 recreational athletes with type 1 diabetes who were training for the Chicago Marathon. It was then when I realized how much passion I had for diabetes management and exercise. It was clear that people living with diabetes were short-changed when it came to learning about preventative measures and healthy living, and there was little overlap between the world of exercise and the world of diabetes.
These experiences motivated me to create DTC and give people with diabetes what they really need to achieve fitness goals. With DTC, people living with diabetes have the opportunity to experience a life-changing environment filled with opportunities to learn, train and connect with others who share the desire for living well with diabetes. There are very few opportunities for people with diabetes to surround themselves with a team of experts like the experts I have working with me at DTC. The team is incredibly skilled, experts in their fields, is hand-selected, and I’ve been privileged to work with most for the past 6 years. Together, we help those living with diabetes gain the knowledge, ability and confidence to achieve their dreams, unlock the athlete inside and live fulfilling, active lives.
Each summer my staff and I are privileged to spend another week with amazing campers from around the country and world. It only takes moments with our campers to appreciate how fortunate we are that they come to us looking for something different. No matter what their individual fitness goal, each camper has recognized that they are ready for camp, that they can do this, and they motivate each other to succeed. I think that’s what keeps them coming back for more, and it certainly keeps me and the team coming back! I can’t think of anyplace I’d rather be.
DTC is a unique, innovative and inspirational camp experience for adults and teens living with diabetes. As a fulltime endocrinologist and exercise specialist, my work is fueled by the passion to help people with diabetes realize fitness goals and athletic dreams.
Diabetes Training Camp Founder, President and CEO and Medical Director
Diabetes Training Camp is presented by the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation
Where do we hold the camps?
We currently host camps at any of these locations:
Katz JCC in Margate City, NJ
Stockton University in Atlantic City, NJ
Millersville University in Lancaster, PA
Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, PA 17545, USA
Katz JCC in NJ
Sonesta Suites in Somers Point, NJ
Stockton University in Atlantic City, NJ
Millersville University in Lancaster, PA
Spooky Nook Sports Manheim, PA
Our 2nd annual DIABETES TRAINING CAMP FOUNDATION fundraising event November 14, 2019 at HARD ROCK ATLANTIC CITY was a HUGE SUCCESS – THANK YOU!Details »
THANK YOU to all who joined and supported us at our 1st & 2nd annual DIABETES TRAINING CAMP FOUNDATION fundraising events in 2018 & 2019.