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.
Join us at HARD ROCK ATLANTIC CITY
for our 1st annual DIABETES TRAINING CAMP FOUNDATION fundraising event featuring BRET MICHAELS
plus Show-Stopping Hors D’oeuvres & Legendary Drinks, Superstar Swag Bag, Fabulous Auction Items, and other Fab Surprises!
A quick look at Diabetes Training Camp
Dr. Matthew Corcoran explains the magic of DTC
What is so Special About Diabetes Training Camp?
Listen to our Alumni talk about Diabetes Training Camp
DTC Alumni Katie, Jimmy and Isabel Halpin have 113 years of diabetes together and they’re living life to the fullest.
2019 Camp Registration – stay tuned!
We held 2 spectacular week-long adult camps and 1 weekend teen camp in 2018! We’re working on our line-up for 2019.receive DTC ANNOUNCEMENTS & FUTURE CAMP REGISTRATION DATES »
Here’s a snapshot of the amazing camps we held in 2018:
ADULT & YOUNG ADULT CAMPS
June 25 – 30, 2018 – This camp was awesome!
Our 1st week-long camp was June 25 – 30 at Millersville University in Lancaster, PA.
Millersville was the first PA state school founded 150 years ago and has a beautiful sprawling 250 acre campus nestled in scenic Lancaster. We cycled through Lancaster’s rolling farmlands, ran and walked on beautiful trails and enjoyed the picturesque campus as we stayed in the dorm and ate at the dining hall. Our camp at Millersville had a collegial and community feel. Campers were matched with a roommate unless they chose to upgrade to a single room.
August 13 – 18, 2018 – This camp was awesome!
Our 2nd week-long camp was August 13 – 18 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, PA.
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 cycled, walked and ran through the beautiful Lancaster countryside, but also utilized The Nook facilities throughout camp. We stayed in the adjacent Warehouse hotel, a 4.5 star hotel, with luxurious rooms and modern amenities. Meals were catered and served in the conference center where we held our lectures. Campers were matched with a roommate unless they chose to upgrade to a single room.
TEEN BOOT CAMP
August 2 – 5, 2018 – This camp was awesome!
Our 3-day teen boot camp was August 2 – 5 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, PA.
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 helped teen athletes manage their T1D during sport and helped them take their performance to the next level. Teens and parents shared, learned and received support from experts and from their peers who are facing similar challenges and questions. An amazing community and bond developed that will last a lifetime.
NOTE: Teens under 18 MUST attend with at least 1 parent or guardian..
Other exciting services coming from DTC in 2018/2019!
We are actively working on planning more DTC experiences in 2018 powered by the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation:
- 3-day TYPE 2 DIABETES Boot Camp – we are currently working on the possibility of offering a 3 day program geared solely to Type 2 and pre-diabetic campers.
- 3-day ALUMNI EXPERIENCE Boot Camp – we are currently working on a program for our amazing alumni campers that would be an intensive, fun way to reconnect with other members of our community.
We are very excited about our 2018 calendar and will be sharing more news and plans when we can!
Diabetes Training Camp Foundation
The Foundationʼs scholarship program is meant to financially assist campers who may not be able to afford the subsidized camper registration fee.
We’ll announce the opening of the scholarship process for our 2019 camps in the Fall of 2018. If you’d like to apply for a quarter, half or full scholarship, stay tuned. Go to our contact page to sign up for our enewsletter for updates.
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 three locations:
Millersville University in Lancaster, PA
Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, PA 17545, USA
Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA