Dignity Health Southern California Hospitals have partnered with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to provide preventative health incentives through education and fun. At ADA Camp Strong, kids and their families will learn about the importance of healthy living, participate in lots of activities, and find out how to lead a stronger life.
What Is Camp Strong?
This camp is for kids ages 7 to 15 who are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It offers a great environment focused on diabetes education, nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention.
Why Camp Strong?
- There are an estimated 86 million who have prediabetes, with blood glucose (sugar) higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
- The primary risk factors for Type 2 diabetes are being overweight, sedentary, and having a family history of diabetes.
- African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at an increased risk for developing the disease.
- Early intervention via lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and increased physical activity, can help delay or prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
- With the right steps, pre-diabetes can be reversed.
Join Dignity Health SoCal hospital and the American Diabetes Association for this FREE camp, Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28.
Drop your kids off between 8 and 9 a.m. and pick them up anytime between 4 and 5 p.m. If your kids want to do an overnight, that’s available, too!
3200 Canyon Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Visit LAparks.org for more information and driving directions.
Download the application
Learn More About ADA Camp Strong
Visit the ADA website as well as the Facebook page for fun facts and more.