Camp Sweet Life 2023

As of Sunday, March 17th, we are officially on a wait list for Overnight Camp – ages 8-15 years AND as of May 19th, we are on a wait list for Day Camp – ages 5-7. Any registrations made after this date will be placed on the wait list in the order of registration. We will reach out to you if we are able to move your child off the wait list. 

2024 Camp Sweet Life Brochure

Covid-19 Testing Protocol for Camp (updated July 8th, 2023)

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) in agreement with the Center for Disease Control (CDC)  are no longer requiring COVID vaccines for the 2023 season.  They still highly recommend that everyone is vaccinated but it is no longer required.

In an effort to continue following ADA requirements, yet to also continue to protect all campers while still providing equal access to camp this year, Camp Sweet Life will be conducting temperature checks upon entrance to camp. We reserve the right to conduct a Covid test if deemed appropriate.

If you test positive for Covid in the days leading up to camp, please be sure to follow the guidelines put forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).


  • Arts & Crafts
  • Water Activities
  • Group Games
  • STEM Activities
  • Shooting sports: Archery & Sling Shots
  • Nature Exploration
  • Dancing


  • Medical supervision around the clock
  • Meals planned and supervised by Registered Nutritionist
  • Counselors trained in diabetes care
  • Age-appropriate activities planned and supervised

Dr. Jenny Kyllo, MD
Medical Director
Endocrine Clinic and McNeely Diabetes Center
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

I’m a native of Rochester, MN, did my undergraduate studies at St Olaf College. I went to medical school at the University of Minnesota and did my Pediatric and Pediatric Endocrinology training at the University of Iowa. Our family moved back to Minnesota in 1996, and I have been at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota since. At Children’s, we’re proud to be the biggest clinic in the area providing diabetes care and the best of new technology to kids. Outside of work, I like outdoor activities; camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, and pretty much anything that gets me out in the woods. I have a lot of good stories to tell about YMCA camping experiences as a kid and teen.  If the weather is bad, I will get my sewing machine out and work on a quilt or two.  My husband, Dan, and I have 4 wonderful children and four grandchildren that keep us busy, as well.


Standard Operating Procedure for Cabin Placement

It is Camp Sweet Life’s policy to assign cabin placements according to biological sex and age. Camp Sweet Life currently has only male and female cabins. When a camper is gender-diverse, Camp Sweet Life will attempt to accommodate the camper’s, and their family’s, cabin placement goals.  However, it is with the understanding that we do not currently have the capacity to allow a separate gender-diverse cabin at this time.  Camp Sweet Life may be further limited by facility resources, medical staff availability and specific training, and the availbility and specialized training needed for camp counselors and counselors in training.
It is the responsibility of Camp Sweet Life’s Executive Director and Medical Director to mutually determine if resources are available for the above accommodation.