District 13 OH4 Diabetes Grant

District 13 OH4 received a $60,000 diabetes grant to renovate 12 cabins at Camp Ho Mita Koda, a camp for diabetic children located in Newbury, Ohio. The cabins needed new roofs, new wiring, insulation, fans, doors, and interior siding. Lions have volunteered at the camp planting trees, updating lighting in the dining hall, cutting & stacking wood for the camp fire ring, and volunteering at special events.
The camp was founded in 1929, making it the oldest camp for kids with diabetes in the United States.The camp was one of the first locations where insulin was used and clinically tested. Activities offered include, rock climbing, kayaking, swimming, archery, paintball, diabetes education, high/low ropes challenge course, can being, arts&crafts, hiking, team sports, and so much more. Surrounded by friends and a well-trained staff, every camper learns to ‘stretch’…physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Self-assured in these new skill, campers come away with a strong foundation for life, increased capabilities, new-found independence, and understanding of their ever-changing personal T1D journey.
The camp website is www.camphomitakoda.org
To view a virtual tour go to https://youtu.be/1m9FCIczK20