Hodia is a camp for Children with diabetes;
a place of independence, life, health and friendship.
Located in the state of Idaho
hOW DID WE START?
In 1978, Don Scott founded Camp Hodia at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains. He had a goal of establishing a place where kids and teens with diabetes could come to experience the outdoors, meet others with diabetes, form friendships, and learn self-care skills so they could live full and independent lives.
The staff at Camp Hodia offers our campers a combination of formal and informal education. Almost everyone at Hodia has diabetes and we all learn from each other. Kids who have only been diagnosed for a few months can give new insight to others who have had it for forty years and vice versa.
How do we take care of every individual?
Each camper’s diabetes management plan is reviewed before camp and at registration. Every effort is made to adhere to this plan and the wishes of the family and their physician. At the request of parents or campers, the camp medical staff will evaluate the diabetes plan and make suggestions for better control. In general, Camp Hodia recommends tight control by frequent testing, carbohydrate counting, multiple insulin injections, and avoidance of low blood sugars.