Founded in 1929, Camp Ho Mita Koda is the oldest camp for children with diabetes. Surrounded by 72 wooded acres in Newbury, OH, just 25 miles east of Cleveland, children with diabetes learn lifelong wellness habits in a supportive, active environment.Programs are specially designed for campers to self-manage their diabetes through personal responsibility, healthy choices and a life-long network of friends. Camp programs include high and low-ropes courses, swimming in our lake or heated pool, arts & crafts, canoeing, climbing wall, archery, horseback riding, paintball, team sports and more.Camp Ho Mita Koda's top priority is the health and well-being of its campers through round-the-clock care and supervision. An On-site trained medical team oversees the diabetes management of each camper. A registered dietitian plans meals and snacks. Trained program specialists and camp counselors - many of whom have diabetes and were campers themselves - nurture an atmosphere of fun and learning.Camp Ho Mita Koda is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association, complying with 300 national health, safety and program quality standards.Camp Ho Mita Koda is a program of Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland (formerly Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland). Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland is a local and independent nonprofit providing education and services to the thousands of children, adolescents, adults and seniors with diabetes in our community. An experienced team of on-staff diabetes educators is available year round to answer questions and present programming about diabetes and nutrition.Camp fees are heavily subsidized by Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland. In addition, nearly 40% of families demonstrating financial need receive camperships (scholarships) thanks to the generous support of individuals, foundations and civic groups. Camp Ho Mita Koda operates overnight residence camps for 2 months each summer. Other programming for children with diabetes and their families includes Mini Camp for ages 4-10, special Teen programs for ages 14-17. To learn more about Camp Ho Mita Koda and watch our new video, visit www.camphomitakoda.org.
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