Services & Programs

Camp for Kids with Diabetes


Chris Dudley Basketball Camp - Established 1996

Camp for kids with diabetes between the ages of 10 and 17 are among the variety of programs and services offered by the Chris Dudley Foundation. The goal of this camp is to give kids a sense of how to play a vigorous sport while managing their diabetes.  

Camp 2016:  July 31 - August 5

What is the camp like?

Every year kids with Type 1 diabetes from all over the country ages 10-17 travel to Vernonia, Oregon to the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp to participate in this one week experience of a lifetime. Each day, camp is filled with practicing basketball skills, intense basketball tournaments, fun contests and games, working one-on-one with one of our 25 experienced coaches and counselors and learning new ways to improve your game from Chris Dudley himself.

At camp, campers also enjoy taking a dip in the pool and entering the Splash Contest, playing a friendly game of volleyball, taking a slide down the infamous slip 'n slide, putting together an act for the yearly talent show, checking out the cool gear in the camp store, and building friendships with other kids with diabetes, that will last a lifetime.

Other facts about camp:

With camp being limited to only 75 campers, campers receive a lot of individual attention on the courts.

Each camper is assigned to a team for the week, with a coach and a counselor.

We have been honored to have many guests come to camp such as Bob Medina, Former trainer for the Portland Trailblazers. Terry Porter, former NBA player. Dr. Matt Corcoran from diabetes training. Herb Brown, assistant coach in the NBA. Jeff Bannink from Team Type 1. Jerome Kersey, former NBA player, Brian Grant, retired NBA player.

Campers have doctors, nurses, dietitians and over 35 other trained staff members to help with camper's diabetic needs.

Patrick Scott & Chris Dudley @ CDBcamp 2010

"As his parents, we thank you for the reassurance you all provided to us, so completely backed up by your caring and professionalism.  We are so impressed with the Chris Dudley program and with all of you!"

 Mark and Monica Scott (Parents of Patrick)





Check out our camp:


Applying for Camp:

New Camper:  

RING IN THE NEW YEAR...accepting names as of January 1st at midnight, your time zone.  Please contact us via phone, email or fax with campers name, age and parent contact information. We will contact you the week of January 16th  if your child has a spot into camp.  If you do not hear from us, your child will automatically be placed on the Camper Waitlist and we will contact you as soon as a spot becomes available.  Please note: there are a limited number of spots available and camp fills up quickly.

Phone: 503.349.0073  *  fax: 503.743.2536  *

Returning Camper (check back for current dates):

We will be sending out Returning Camper Applications by email. Returning Camper Applications are due December 1, 2015. If we do not receive your application by December 1, 2015, you will need to contact us at midnight, your time zone, on January 1, 2016 by phone, email or fax. We will contact you the week of January 16th if your child has a spot in camp. If you do not hear from us, your child will automatically be placed on the Camper Waitlist and we will contact you as soon as a spot has become available.

Phone: 503.349.0073  *  Fax: 503.743.2536  *

Please Note:

Parents or guardians of participants in camps must accompany their campers during check-in and check-out, so they can meet with the medical staff. No exceptions, please.


Camp tuition is as follows:

 Full camp fee #1  $1,400.00
 Camp fee #2  $1,200.00
 Camp fee #3  $1,000.00
 Camp fee #4  $800.00

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The main goal of the camp is for all participants to gain a sense of how to play an intensive sport while controlling their diabetes.


Important Dates to Remember:

October 20, 2015 - Returning Camper Application Forms are sent out.


December 1, 2015- Returning Camper Application Forms are due.

Midnight, January 1, 2016 - New Camper Sign-up.


Week of January 16th - New Camper Application Forms are sent out.


February 17- July 5, 2016 - Physician Form is due.

March 5, 2016 - 2nd tuition payment due


April 5, 2016 - 3rd tuition payment due

May 5, 2016- Final tuition payment due


July 1, 2016 - Camp Registration Packets are sent out.


July 31 - August 5, 2016 - Camp!

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