2020 Camp Programs

Diabetes Campers in canoe

Camp Hamwi

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Scholarships are available to cover or help cover the entrance fee for any family who qualifies based on income. We have lowered our fees in hope that families will help fundraise for camp by having lemonade stands, bakes sales, jump rope contests or penny wars. These are all great ways to raise money for a great cause.

From beginners to more practiced individuals, Camp Hamwi offers a diverse program for any skill level. The camp environment promotes a sense of team spirit and good sportsmanship in individual and group activities, and competitive and non-competitive challenges. Campers are encouraged to try new skills, and explore their unique individual potentials. Activity options include horseback riding, archery, volleyball, soccer, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, drama, dance, outdoor living skills, nature crafts, and outdoor adventure. Incorporated into the daily schedule are diabetes education sessions to increase campers’ understanding of diabetes. Each week, the program is specially designed to address the interests of a particular age group.

Counselors-In-Training (ages 17 – 18)
July 10-11, 2020 All Staff Training
July 12-25, 2020 Counselor-In-Training Program
July 26-Aug 1, 2020 In Cabin Experience with successful completion of CIT Program

For individuals entering their senior year of high school or having just graduated from high school and looking for an opportunity to develop their leadership potential, the C.I.T. program may be the one for you. No longer campers and not yet staff, C.I.T.s undergo a comprehensive counselor training program designed to increase their awareness of counselor responsibilities and leadership roles.

Senior Challenge (ages 13 – 17)
Week One: July 12-18, 2020
Week Two: July 19-25, 2020

A more advanced program structured to challenge our oldest campers. Seniors are exposed to rappelling, river canoeing, overnight camping, initiative games and much more. Senior campers are privileged to invite a friend to attend Hamwi with them. Friends can use the application form, checking the appropriate “Friend” box.

Junior Challenge Week (ages 7 – 12)
July 26-Aug. 1, 2020

Activities and programs are geared to entertain and encourage our youngest resident campers. Hayrides, water games, a talent show, and a treasure hunt are a few of the outrageous activities that make this program full of wholesome fun and delight. Special programs highlighting Junior week include a spectacular carnival celebration where everyone comes dressed in their zaniest attire.

Day Camps

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More Information: Contact Anthony Myer, Youth & Family Program Director, 614-437-2914,

Kids Camp (ages 3-7)

Kids Camp encourages campers to explore their potential, try different activities, build friendships and learn about diabetes. Parents and siblings are encouraged to be involved in the day camp experience.

Stepping Stones (ages 8-12)

Stepping Stones is an introductory program for youth with diabetes who want to explore what camping is all about before committing to one week at residential camp. Stepping Stones includes an overnight camp out on Friday.