Diabetes Camps - Iowa

Camp Hertko Hollow

Camp Hertko Hollow
Jessica Thornton, Executive Director
501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
E-Mail: j.thornton@camphertkohollow.com
Phone: 515-471-8523 or 1-855-502-8500

Since 1968 Camp Hertko Hollow has provided kids with diabetes (ages 6-17) a summer camp experience where they learn diabetes management and skills that help to better their health and their lives. Camp Hertko Hollow provides camp programs on the scenic grounds of the Y Camp located north of Boone, Iowa. This beautiful atmosphere offers a variety of activities like archery, swimming, horseback riding, crafts, and rock climbing (just to name a few). These activities allow campers to try things outside of their normal routine, gain new hobbies, and discuss what they learn about character and personal growth. Interacting with other campers while they check their blood sugars, take their insulin, and talk about how they handle their diabetes are some of the most powerful learning opportunities that occur at camp.

Our medical staff is comprised of top-notch medical professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists who understand the complexity of managing diabetes. The staff to camper ratio is less than 1 to 4, ensuring lots of responsible adults, looking out for your camper, with the knowledge and experience to make sure your child has a fun and SAFE week away from home!

Reviewed by dLife Staff 05/16.



Last Modified Date: May 24, 2016

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