Children ages 8 to 13 who have diabetes are eligible to attend Camp 180 in Torreón from July 10-16.

The recreational camp at Manzano Mountain Retreat provides an opportunity for them to have fun in a medically safe setting while learning more about how to manage their condition. The camp is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.

Sandia Mountain Lions Club, in conjunction with the New Mexico Lions Diabetes Awareness Program, may offer assistance to those eligible. Most of the camp cost is borne by the American Diabetes Association, but the charge to the family is $475 with a $50 deposit required to reserve space.

The nomination deadline is May 1.

Details are available at or by calling Lion Jane Wells at 505-440-9555. Nomination applications for a child may be submitted by calling Sandia Mountain Lions Club at 505-286-6267.

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