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.
Each summer, Camp serves over 400 children and has a dedicated team of highly trained counselors and staff that make each camper experience memorable through over 30 different activities. Through partnerships with Cleveland’s world-class hospitals, Camp has highly skilled medical staff on hand 24/7. Medical supplies are provided during camp through the support of some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi.
Since 2017, Camp Ho Mita Koda has been operated by the Camp Ho Mita Koda Foundation, a group of camp alumni, friends, families, and supporters that are dedicated to securing camp’s future. Camp Ho Mita Koda is not possible without the support of the community as a whole, and we greatly appreciate all of the support we receive from donations and volunteers.
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Countdown to Summer Camp 2019!