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 22-27, 2018.

Insulin, meters and strips are provided at camp. Parents will be asked to take the camper's home meter with them when they leave. 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


Registration deadline was May 15, 2018. If you already registered and still need to pay, you may do so here:
Pay Application/Registration Fees

All camper slots for 2018 are currently filled. Contact us to be put on the wait list.

For more information about the camp, contact:

ECU Brody School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Endocrinology/Diabetes Section
252-744-3283 |

Sponsored by ECU Physicians, Vidant Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Photos from previous years