The mission of Southeastern Diabetes Education Services is to educate, encourage, and empower children with diabetes and their families to live well.
Camp Seale Harris was founded in 1949 by Samuel Eichold, II, MD in Mobile, AL. Thanks to the vision and support of “Doc E,” Camp Seale Harris has continuously changed lives of thousands of children living with diabetes for 73 years, now in locations throughout Alabama and north Florida.
Camp Seale Harris is living well! Hundreds of youth with diabetes come each year to Camp Seale Harris for a medically-supervised, fun camp experience and family connection to year-round support that helps them fight diabetes every day.
Camp isn’t just a place on a map. It’s a shared experience and a feeling of community. Campers try new things, learn new skills, and make life-long friends. They become more independent and confident. Many become leaders and mentors. It’s where they connect and are inspired to live well. Join us in our mission to “educate, encourage, and empower children with diabetes and their families.”
Camps happen year round in week-long, day, and weekend sessions in nine locations in Alabama and Northwest Florida. Community Family Education and Support programs include activities in Auburn/Opelika, Birmingham, Cullman, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery/River Region, NE Alabama/Gadsden, and Pensacola.
Diabetes WALK for Camp Seale Harris
The Diabetes WALK for Camp Seale Harris is a family-friendly Walk/Run raising awareness of diabetes, and an opportunity for participant fundraising efforts to make it possible for kids to attend Camp Seale Harris for kids and families living with diabetes. You can register yourself, or a team, for the WALK, and invite friends, family, and co-workers to join your effort by donating to your WALK page. The Diabetes WALK for Camp Seale Harris is your best opportunity to contribute to Alabama’s leading organization directly serving children with diabetes. For more information on building a team, donating, or WALK sponsorships for your family, contact us at 205-402-0415. Click here for information on upcoming walks near you!
NEWS AND RESOURCES
Excited for camp? Program dates will be announced soon and registration for 2023 will be open!
Joining us for the first time this year, Camden said “I had the best week of my life and I’ve found my happy place. I’m proud to be T1D.” His