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    Camp Ho Mita Koda Foundation

    Offices Located at 14040 Auburn Rd, Newbury, OH 44065-9703

    440-739-4095

    Ho Mita Koda! That’s Sioux for “Welcome my friend!” and a mantra we embody here at Camp Ho Mita Koda. Founded in 1929 by Dr. Henry John, a pioneer in the use of insulin to treat diabetes, Camp Ho Mita Koda is the oldest and longest running diabetic summer camp in the U.S. Located on 72 picturesque acres east of Cleveland, OH in Geauga County, Camp Ho Mita Koda continues to be the highlight of hundreds of diabetic children’s summers. Our goal is to help our campers have fun and learn about their disease and how to manage it.

    Upcoming Camp Ho Mita Koda Foundation Programs

    Buddy Camp Has Been Canceled for the 2020 Season Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Dates: July 05, 2020 to July 11, 2020
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multi Days
    • Location: 14040 Auburn Road, Newbury, OH 44065 US

    CHMK invites T1D campers to bring their buddies (siblings, cousins, friends, neighbors, etc) — not only to help grow their own support community when they return to their own neighborhoods and schools, but to grow the community of T1D advocates across Ohio. Campers will have the opportunity enjoy all of the great things about camp, while building a solid foundation of support with their “buddy”.

    DAY CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE 2020 SEASON DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    • Dates: July 06, 2020 to July 10, 2020
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multi Days
    • Location: 14040 Auburn Road, Newbury, OH 44065 US

    Designed for those campers with a busy summer schedule or for those who are eager to experience the fun of overnight camp but aren’t ready for a full week away, CHMK Day Camp is a great stepping-stone to our traditional Overnight Camp program. Our program offers a sampling of many of the traditional camp activities and traditions throughout the course of a session, while offering an engaging camper experience with the ability to return home each evening. During the day, campers will try their hands (and feet) at programs and activities tailored to their ability level, with the goal of building proficiency and confidence. With a rotation of activities week to week, your camper will have something new to look forward to all summer.

    Family Camp

    • Dates: August 13, 2020 to August 15, 2020
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Location: 14040 Auburn Road, Newbury, OH 44065 US

    Family Camp at Camp Ho Mita Koda is a fun 3 day/2 night, getaway for families who have a child diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Families will have a chance to relax, reconnect as a family, and develop friendships with other families who truly understand the challenges that a T1D diagnosis presents. We welcome all families who have a child 17 years of age or younger that have been diagnosed with T1D. Our program is adaptive and inclusive to serve all ability levels. Family Camp is the ultimate opportunity to experience the magic of summer camp at CHMK as a family! Through a specifically designed program, each family will be led through a session by the CHMK staff that includes a good balance of family time, kid interaction, adult socializing, off-the-wall fun, and the stillness of a spiritual retreat. Getting outside of the city will allow us all to turn the cell phones off, leave our computers, and enjoy valuable time as a family

    Family Camp

    • Dates: August 13, 2020 to August 15, 2020
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Event - Part or Full Day
    • Location: 14040 Auburn Road, Newbury, OH 44065 US

    Family Camp at Camp Ho Mita Koda is a fun 3 day/2 night, getaway for families who have a child diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Families will have a chance to relax, reconnect as a family, and develop friendships with other families who truly understand the challenges that a T1D diagnosis presents. We welcome all families who have a child 17 years of age or younger that have been diagnosed with T1D. Our program is adaptive and inclusive to serve all ability levels.

    CHMK Teen Weekend 13-18 YOA

    • Dates: October 17, 2020 to October 18, 2020
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Location: 14040 Auburn Road, Newbury, OH 44065 US

    Are you a Type 1 high school teen who would like to spend a weekend away with other teens just like yourself? Then you won’t want to miss our CHMK Teen Weekend! Young adults will create valuable connections and develop a great support system through fun teambuilding and camp activities, great speakers, an inclusive environment, and open group discussions on a wide variety of important T1D topics including driving, alcohol, and more. Participants will learn valuable life lessons from other T1 peers and educators and be able to have open and honest conversations that may be difficult to have in a home environment.