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


To register print and complete the following application form and mail along with your deposit or full payment to the address at the top of each page of the application form. Registration deadline is May 15, 2018.

Camp Needles in the Pines Application Form (pdf)

You may also pay your application and/or registration fees online:

Pay Application/Registration Fees

For more information about the camp, contact:

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

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

Photos from previous years