Welcome To HODIA Kids Camp
Camp Hodia is Idaho's only camp for children with diabetes. Located near beautiful Alturas Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains north of Sun Valley, Idaho, Camp Hodia offers an exciting experience for kids with diabetes. The camp was founded in 1978 by Don Scott who was a pediatric nurse at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center. Hodia is accredited by the American Camping Association, which demands rigorous safety and quality standards.
Camp Hodia is fun. But it also offers kids the opportunity to share common experiences, to meet others with diabetes, and to form meaningful friendships. For many campers this is their first time away from home. Camp Hodia strives to foster self-esteem and self-reliance in a safe, healthy environment. Campers learn self care, good nutrition and blood-sugar control. They are shown how to balance meals with activity and exercise. Many campers learn to give their first insulin shot - a big step toward independence. We know the realities of diabetes are not easy, but our goal is to help the lives of the campers to be happy, healthy and productive.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Camp Hodia is maintained and operated by its large staff of volunteers including; physicians, registered nurses, registered dietitians, counselors and assistants. All staff time—more than 14,000 hours a year—is donated. Hodia pays no salaries, and you won't find a better qualified, more dedicated camp staff anywhere.
Alan Bean, MD
Director, Hodia Kids Camp
Kid's Camp is for kids entering into 6th - 8th grade in the Fall following camp.
Online registration opens March 1 prior to camp. Once registration is open, you can use the CAMPER and STAFF Registration links on the left pane of this page.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding Hodia Kids Camp!
The camp fee is $450 for Idaho, Eastern Oregon and Western Wyoming residents. The fee for out of area participants is $700. NOTE: No one is turned away from camp for financial reasons. Partial scholarships are available for those in need.
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