Hello, Camper Families!

We hope you all are doing well despite the roller coaster that has been this past year!
We wholeheartedly believe in the impact that our programs have on the diabetes community, and we are working diligently to prepare a great 2021 camp season!
We are currently monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and are prepared to make necessary adjustments for camp this year. Please monitor our social media and newsletter, and make sure to read our FAQ.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Anthony at 614-437-2914 or via email at

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)
Dates TBD

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)
Dates TBD

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.
Note: *Due to COVID-19, we ask that you only sign up for ONE WEEK until we know for certain we do not have to limit capacities for our in person camp. If your camper would like to attend two weeks of Senior Week, please register for your preferred week and email Anthony at to be placed on a waitlist for the second week. Once we know if we can fill both weeks to full capacity we will register campers for two weeks of camp. The waitlist will be created on a first come, first serve basis.

Junior Challenge Week (ages 7 – 12)
Dates TBD

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.

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


Day Camps

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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.

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