Camp Needles in the Pines

Camp Needles in the Pines, located in Eastern North Carolina, is a one week residential camp for children with type 1 diabetes ages 8 to 14 years. Activities include swimming, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, crafts, rifle range, tenting, and improved self-help skills. Camp is located at Camp Boddie, Boy Scout Camp at Blounts Creek, NC. The cost is $250.00. The camp will be held July 16-21, 2017.

Application forms will be available soon.

Insulin, meters and strips are provided at camp. If you take any medications other than insulin you will need to bring it with you. If you wear an insulin pump you will need to bring your pump supplies including reservoirs, infusion sets, and/or Pods, and tape.

The medical staff consists of volunteers from the hospital, medical school, and university. If you are a health care professional interested in volunteering for camp please contact Lynne Braxton at

For more information:

ECU Brody School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Endocrinology / Diabetes Section

Sponsors include East Carolina University, ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation, and other generous donors.