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Give the Gift of Confidence Built on Shared Experiences
Join the magic of this special camp that gives children with diabetes the opportunity to share experiences and learn vital self-care skills while enjoying all the fun, outdoor activities that make unforgettable summer memories.
Nestled in 72 wooded acres in Newbury, Ohio, just 25 miles east of Cleveland, Camp Ho Mita Koda combines the highest quality, nurturing medical care and diabetes education with fun, outdoor adventures and fast friendships. Activities include swimming, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, archery, arts & crafts, drama, team sports, and much more.
From the increased self-esteem, sense of independence, and getting to feel just like any other kid, to the friendships that last a lifetime, Camp Ho Mita Koda will always remain a special part of the lives of the children it has touched.
Many of our counselors are camp alumni who have diabetes so they know first-hand what it is like. The staff to camper ratio is at least one staff member to every five campers.
Happy Campers Make Happy Parents!
Parents Benefit from:
- Flexible camp options to fit into your busy schedule
- Reassurance of knowing your child is being taken care of by the very best, nurturing medical and camping professionals
- Relax and re-energize while your child has fun at camp
- Continuity of care customized to your child's medical needs and routines
- Helping your child learn more about diabetes and self-care
Camp Ho Mita Koda’s mission is to enable children to live well with diabetes through an enjoyable camp experience.
Founded in 1929, Camp Ho Mita Koda is the oldest camp for children with diabetes in the United States. The basic purpose and high standards of care that guided the camp’s first year continue to prevail. Read more about Camp’s rich history…
Watch the 2011 Camp Video or the 2010 Cleveland Clinic video about Camp Ho Mita Koda to get a preview of the difference camp makes in the lives of children with diabetes.
Download the Camp Ho Mita Koda overview brochure.
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Camp Ho Mita Koda is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association, complying with more than 300 national health, safety, and program quality standards.