Agency Seeking Volunteers for Friends of Camp Hamwi Committee
The Central Ohio Diabetes Association is actively seeking new members for our Friends of Camp Hamwi Committee. Since 1968, more than 7,000 kids have attended the Central Ohio Diabetes Association’s summer residential camp for youth with diabetes ages 7-17. Camp Hamwi is specifically designed for youth with Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes. Kids enjoy traditional camp activities, but more importantly they learn diabetes self-management skills and vital lifestyle management activities that prevent the development of complications such as blindness, kidney disease and limb amputations.
The Friends of Camp Hamwi Committee assists with obtaining corporate sponsorships, individual and in-kind donations, identifying new sources of funding and helping to market the camp.
The actual cost of one child attending camp is $1,751 (with medical supplies and staff). The food costs alone for camp total more than $15,000. However, to keep the program accessible the fee remains at $450. Even then, nearly 57% of our campers are granted full or partial financial aid.
The role that the Committee plays in helping us keep the cost down and ensure that no child is ever turned away regardless of their ability to pay is very important.
Please consider volunteering for this Committee. If interested or in need of more information? Contact Rick Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (614) 884-4400.