About us

Southeastern Diabetes Education Services (SDES) - Camp Seale Harris was founded in 1949 by Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Eichold to instruct children on successfully managing their diabetes. Our staff and volunteers continue our founder's vision for the children and families participating today.

Camp Seale Harris, an overnight camp for children with diabetes, was the first diabetes camping program in the Southeast. Diabetes camping is now a standard of care. Each year, more than 1,500 people are served, including over 600 children and their families. Eighty percent of campers pay little or nothing for camp and services received. No child is ever turned away. 

SDES is a non-profit sponsored by individuals and organizations. Every purchase on this site funds scholarships and supports a child with diabetes in your local community through education, encouragement, and empowerment to live well. To find out more about us, visit campsealeharris.org.