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Native Youth Preventing Diabetes (NYPD) Camp is a diabetes prevention education program designed to provide Native American children the necessary information and encouragement to prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes later in life. 

Researchers worldwide have agreed that lifestyle changes are the best way of addressing the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic that is facing our nation and especially our youth.  Lifestyle changes are best influenced early in life by an age and culturally appropriate disease prevention education program.  NYPD believes in the importance of culture and has based it’s intervention education on... read more



NYPD is a 501c3 non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteer health professionals with a desire to make a positive contribution to the lives of Native Youth of Oklahoma

NYPD is designed for Native American boys and girls 8-12 years of age

Over 1500 Native Youth have attended the NYPD camp since its beginning in 2002

NYPD Camp takes place each June, space is limited and registration is accepted beginning in March of each year

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NYPD Coalition Member Websites. For information on who to contact regarding NYPD, click on Tribal Contacts link below:

Absentee Shawnee Tribe

Caddo Nation

Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes

Chickasaw Nation

Choctaw Nation

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Delaware Nation

Iowa Nation

Kaw Nation

Kickapoo Tribe

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Oklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Health Board

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

Oklahoma Indian Health Service

Oklahoma Inter-tribal Diabetes Coalition

Otoe-Missouria Tribe

Pawnee Nation

Sac and Fox Nation

Wichita & Affiliated Tribes

Tribal Contacts click here

Step1 Visit the website sections and look at our coalition members to see if your tribe is a current partner with NYPD Camp. If your tribe is currently not a coalition member, consider asking them to find out more about NYPD Camp.
Step2 Contact your tribe or a tribe in your area that is listed as a NYPD coalition partner and tell them you are interested in attending NYPD Camp.
Step3 Complete the registration packet provided to you by the tribe to get signed up for NYPD Camp.

"Roses are Red...
Violets are Blue...
We Love NYPD Camp... And the NYPD Nurses TOO!"
- Cabin #1

"I know not to eat too many dirty toes." (Doritos)

"I loved the pool and rock wall."

"I am going to quit drinking a lot of pop and drink more water because it is better for me."

"I love lemons!"

"Can I come back next year? Please!!!"



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