For over 50 years, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association has provided Camp Hamwi to youth with diabetes. Aaccredited by the nationally recognized American Camping Association, is committed to maintaining high professional standards for the safety and welfare of all campers. Camp Hamwi staff are trained in the special needs of youth with diabetes. Meals meet the various requirements of all campers and staff. The program is planned with good diabetes management in mind. The camp health center is set up to handle medical emergencies, especially those more common in youth with diabetes. Two physicians and a team of medical professionals are on-site at all times to care for each camper's health needs.
2018 dates: July 22 - 28 (ages 13-17) and July 29 - August 4 (ages 7-12)
Throughout the week, campers and medical staff work together to maintain the best possible diabetes control with the proper balance of nutrition, insulin and exercise. All campers test their blood glucose level a minimum of four times a day.
Health care professionals are available to supervise proper blood glucose monitoring and assist with insulin management. Dietitians provide nutrition advice and assist in meal selections. Regular meal and snack times are established to promote good diabetes management.
Please call 614-884-4400 for more information. Hours are Mon thru Friday 8:30am to 5 pm.
Financial Assistance available for those who qualify.
Activities and Features
Accommodating Special Needs Diabetes
Religious Emphasis None
Outdoor Activities Ropes Course Hiking
Performing Arts Dance Drama
Horseback Riding Western
Competitive Events Intra Camp Competition
Team Sports Basketball
Water Sports Recreational Swimming Canoeing Fishing
Arts and Crafts Jewelry Design
Other Activities One hour daily diabetes education.
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address 18744 Turkey Ridge Road
Danville OH, 43014 United States
Winter Address Central Ohio Diabetes Association
1100 Dennison Ave Columbus, OH, 43201 United States
614-884-4400 (tel.) 614-884-4484 (fax.)