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  • Camp Sweeney is an American summer camp located near Gainesville, Texas. It is primarily for children with type 1 diabetes and their siblings, and has been in operation since the summer of 1950. The camp was founded by Dr. J. Shirley Sweeney, a Dallas endocrinologist who envisioned a positive program to encourage diabetic children. Today, the camp offers activities typical of a summer sports camp, including swimming, hiking, archery, basketball, volleyball, waterpark, flag football and arts and crafts. Its many facilities and day-to-day activities are designed with the diabetic child in mind. It is one of the few camps in the country designed specifically for children with diabetes, and its activities are centered on the ideas of building self-confidence and improving the overall health of each child that attends a session. This includes encouraging each child to develop his or her own healthy habits and routines so that they can live long and healthy lives. The camp serves children ages 5 to 18 and divides them into age appropriate cabins for male and female campers. There are currently 4 male cabins and 4 female cabins.

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