Coaching & education for all levels of exercisers and athletes with diabetes.
My experience at Diabetes Training Camp changed the way I live with diabetes.
Camp both fed me and taught me how to feed my mind, body and soul.
~ Kathy Ziegert, Camper
It was a pivotal point in my self image and self care. It rocked me.
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
You Get It. We Get It Too. Come Experience That Magic.
Type 2 BOOT Camp
March 29 – 31, 2019
@ The Milton & Betty Katz JCC, Margate, NJ, USA
Our 1st boot camp 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.
NOTE: Check-in is March 28, 5-7pm. Camp starts March 29 at 7am
Registration Fee: $325
Adult WEEK-LONG Camp 1
July 22-27, 2019
@ 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 just over 1 year old and has state-of-the-art facilities. We will stay in the University dorm rooms and hold lectures and meals on campus. ALL Campers will have a private bedroom but be matched with roommates in a “suite” style dorm.
Registration Fee: $2775
Adult WEEK-LONG Camp 2
August 12 – 17, 2019
@ 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, walke 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: $2775
TEEN BOOT Camp
August 8 – 10, 2019
@ 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 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. If you’d like to apply for a quarter, half or full scholarship, come back soon.
Our scholarship process for our 2019 week-long camps will open on February 1, 2019 and stay open until 11:59pm EST on February 10, 2019.
A quick look at Diabetes Training Camp
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, CDE, ACSM Exercise Specialist
“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
Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA