Make a Difference

Join us as we enable health in American Indian youth all across Arizona. Your support secures the future of camp, fosters the future of American Indian health, and enacts a diverse approach to making wellness fun.

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Donate resources needed for American Indian youth aged 10-15 years old to participate in camp. $15 provides a youth with a basketball; $100 provides youth with art supplies; $250 sponsors camp fees for a youth to attend; $500 secures a tribal instructor and mentor; $1,000 buys a laptop computer for use in completing 24-hour dietary recalls; $1,500 provides a student with an opportunity to serve as a Counselor and learn leadership skills; $1,600 buys equipment necessary to perform field-based measures of glucose and cholesterol; $3,000 buys a body composition analyzer. You can help us respond to the needs of at-risk American Indian youth for development of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Your support ensures a great and fun summer experience for youth while learning about healthy eating and the importance of physical activity.

The camp welcomes many types of donations: sports equipment, raincoats, bottled water for use during the camp, items for prizes, art supplies, cameras, gift certificates for shoes or clothing, basketballs, fishing equipment, kites, hygiene products, sunscreen, insect repellent, lip balm, board games, Frisbees, water bottles, and flash lights.

We welcome all charitable donations; please make checks payable to:  
UAF/Diabetes Youth Camp

Francine C. Gachupin, PhD, MPH, Camp Director
655 N Alvernon Way, Ste 228
PO Box 210491
Tucson, AZ  85711-1823

Or visit the University of Arizona Foundation website here:

Youth Wellness Camp

The Wellness Camp is a non-profit University of Arizona organization and all donations to the camp are deposited in an account at the University of Arizona Foundation that has been set up for the Wellness Camp. All donations are tax deductible.

The Youth Wellness Camp would not be possible without the generous support of the following donors and organizations:


Cancer Health Disparities Institute, Arizona Cancer Center


Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation


Marin Community Foundation


Mayo Clinic Native American Programs


Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment


The Beating Hearts


The Sundt Foundation


Association on American Indian Affairs


Pascua Yaqui Tribe