FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

the Basics

Who can attend camp?

Camp Ho Mita Koda offers 6-day, or 13-day overnight programs for children with type 1 or type 2 diabetes ages 6-15. 

Siblings without diabetes may attend the same session as a camper with diabetes if they fall within the age-range requirements of that session.  Registration will open to siblings after May 31 1) if there is space available; and 2) the sibling without diabetes is age-appropriate for the session.  Please call to inquire about space before registering a sibling.  No camper ships are available to siblings without diabetes.

When do the fees have to be paid?

Camp fee balances must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the session in which your camper is enrolled. Registrations made within two weeks of the beginning of a session must be paid in full at the time of registration. Camp fee payments cannot be made at check-in. Camp Ho Mita Koda reserves the right to cancel registrations with outstanding balances not paid two weeks prior to Camp.

Optional programs such as paintball target range and horseback riding must be paid for in full at the time of registration.  Space is limited for these activities, so please register early.

Is there any financial assistance to help pay for camp?

All campers attending Camp Ho Mitta Koda receive some financial support. The actual cost to provide services to one camper per day is $220 ($1,320 for a 6-day session and $2,860 for a 13-day session). Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland, through the generosity of its donors, subsidizes costs for every camper in order to make the camp experience accessible to all those eligible to attend. Additional assistance in the form of “camperships” is provided each year to an average of 40% of qualifying families who need more support in order for their child to attend camp. We encourage you to complete a campership application.

Note: Siblings without diabetes are not eligible for camperships.

The Campership Fund exists to provide financial assistance, to families who qualify, for campers with diabetes to attend an overnight residential camp program at Camp Ho Mita Koda.  A child must be registered for a residence camp session to be eligible to apply for a campership. Campership applications are due four weeks prior to the start of the camp session for which your child is enrolled. You will be able to access the campership application after you complete registration.

Note: Camperships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and there are limited funds available.  Please register and apply for camperships early!

Additionally, Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland offers various discounts and incentives to help defray Camp costs.  More information may be found in the section Paying for Camp.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

A complete refund (minus the $35 registration fee) will be given for written cancellations received by the Camp Administrator at least 14 days prior to the start date of the session which your child is enrolled. No refunds will be given for cancellations at any other time. If a camper does not show up for his/her session or leaves before the end the session for any reason (including homesickness or being sent home for a violation of rules), no refund is given. Camp fees will not be pro-rated if a camper leaves a session before its completion. Advance notice of cancellation will allow us to fill your valuable space with another camper. Camp fees are not transferable to other camp programs.

What happens if my child leaves camp early?

If a camper leaves before the end the session for any reason (including homesickness or being sent home for a violation of rules), no refund is given. Camp fees will not be pro-rated if a camper leaves a session before its completion.

Does my child need to bring any money to camp?

Campers should not bring money to camp. Campers who wish to "shop" at the camp store must establish a store account at the time of online or mail-in camp registration.  Accounts cannot be established when you arrive at camp for check-in.  Campers can purchase items from the camp store using their store account only; cash will not be accepted from campers at the store. Establishing a store account for your camper is optional.

Camp Ho Mita Koda

Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland

3601 S. Green Rd., #100
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 216-591-0800 | Fax: 216-591-0320



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