Camp – Diabetes Education & Camping Association

Camp

    LifeCare Alliance - Central Ohio Diabetes Association

    Office at 1699 W Mound St, Columbus, OH 43223-1809

    (614) 884-4400

    Campers learn to take control of their diabetes management while participating in exciting traditional summer camp activities. Diabetes education topics include nutrition and carbohydrate counting, insulin therapy, and blood glucose monitoring. Camp staff include cabin counselors, social workers, nurses, dietitians, and physicians. Many staffers have diabetes themselves, and former campers can seek training to become part of the Camp Hamwi team. While Camp Hamwi serves youths ages 7-17, children as young as 3 can participate in diabetes day camps. CODA’s summer youth camps allow children and families to connect with a community of support, part of a lifelong path to living well while navigating the challenges of diabetes.

    Upcoming LifeCare Alliance - Central Ohio Diabetes Association Programs

    Kids Camps & Stepping Stones

    • Dates: June 20, 2022 to June 24, 2022
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multiple Days
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Columbus, OH

    Kids Camp encourages campers to explore their potential, try different activities, build friendships and learn about diabetes. Siblings are encouraged to be involved in the day camp experience (ages 3 - 7). Stepping Stones is an introductory program for youth with diabetes who want to explore what camping is all about before committing to one week at residential camp (ages 8-12).

    Senior Challenge - Session 1

    • Dates: July 17, 2022 to July 23, 2022
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Danville, OH

    A more advanced program structured to challenge our oldest campers. Seniors are exposed to rappelling, river canoeing, overnight camping, initiative games and much more. Senior campers are privileged to invite a friend to attend Hamwi with them. Friends can use the application form, checking the appropriate “Friend” box.

    Senior Challenge - Session 2

    • Dates: July 24, 2022 to July 30, 2022
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Danville, OH

    Junior Challenge Week

    • Dates: July 31, 2022 to August 06, 2022
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Danville, OH

    Activities and programs are geared to entertain and encourage our youngest resident campers. Hayrides, water games, a talent show, and a treasure hunt are a few of the outrageous activities that make this program full of wholesome fun and delight. Special programs highlighting Junior week include a spectacular carnival celebration where everyone comes dressed in their zaniest attire.

    Teen Weekend

    • Dates: October 07, 2022 to October 09, 2022
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Danville, OH