Camp Hertko Hollow Inc.

    Offices Located at 501 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2406


    Camp Hertko Hollow is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth who have diabetes. The goals at camp are: Recreation, Education, Regulation and FUN! Campers enjoy the traditional camp activities while learning about living with diabetes. Meeting other youth and counselors who have diabetes is also a great benefit of the experience.

    Upcoming Camp Hertko Hollow Inc. Programs

    Family Diabetes Education Retreat

    • Dates: April 21, 2017 to April 23, 2017
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Because diabetes affects the whole family, Camp Hertko Hollow’s Family Camp Retreats are for the whole family. This weekend is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together to learn more about diabetes and share their common experiences in a supportive setting. It’s also great for newly diagnosed children or children who have not attended summer camp yet – during the Family Camp Retreat they will get a taste of what summer camp is all about. The weekend includes numerous camp activities in addition to workshops on diabetes. Informative speakers and panel discussion give everyone a new perspective. Our next Family Camp weekend will be held April 29 - May 1, 2016 at the Y Camp in Boone, Iowa. Children with diabetes of all ages are encouraged to attend with their family members, close friend, grandparents, and even babysitters to learn about managing diabetes.

    Kids Week

    • Dates: June 25, 2017 to July 01, 2017
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Get ready for a week full of fun and adventure.  Campers will enjoy the experience of cabin living at camp and participate in swimming, nature hikes, horseback riding, arts & crafts and other fun activities.  Geared for children ages 8-12. Mini-camp sessions for children in kindergarten and first grade can also enjoy their first experience at diabetes camp by participating in a half week session at Camp Hertko Hollow.  

    Teen Week

    • Dates: July 02, 2017 to July 08, 2017
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    This week is guaranteed to be jam packed full of new experiences, new activities, and age-appropriate challenges that teens need to grown and gain independence.  Ages 13-17.