Camp Hamwi (summer camp for kids with diabetes) is accepting applications

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association is now accepting applications for jobs at Camp Hamwi 2015, a residential summer camp for children living with diabetes.  This is a unique summer job opportunity that will give students a chance to work in a variety of settings relevant to their education.

Each year a multidisciplinary health care team operates Camp Hamwi.  This team includes dietitians, dietetic students, nurses, nursing students, paramedics, physicians, and medical students. Students can benefit from working as part of this specialized medical team no matter where they are in their education.

As a member of the dietary staff, students can expect to spend 95% of the time working in the kitchen to help prepare and serve meals and snacks.  The remainder of the time is spent teaching nutrition education to campers and assisting in night rounds.  More experienced students are encouraged to apply for the food service director and assistant food service director positions.

Job Descriptions for each position are below:




The work experience takes place at Camp Hamwi, a diabetes camp that has been in existence for 47 years.  Camp Mohaven is the home base for our camp, which is located in Danville, Ohio.  Camp Hamwi is held exclusively for children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes between the ages of 7 and 17.

Staff orientation for Camp Hamwi 2015 is mandatory and will be held two days, Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th.  Camp Hamwi 2015 will be held July 26th – August 8th.  Students will receive a weekly stipend of $190, free room and board and $50 compensation for attending the 2-day orientation. The dates for camp are as follows:

  • Senior Challenge Week (ages 13-17)                July 26th – August 1st
  • Junior Challenge Week (ages 7-12)                  August 2nd – August 8th

Interested students should

  1. complete an online application and
  2. Gather 3 reference forms.  The link to the online application process AND reference forms can be found on the front page of our website (hover over the middle photo “Summer Camp Registration Is Open” to find the link).

Deadline for submission of online application is Friday, April 3, 2015, 5pm EST.  Reference forms must be sealed in their own envelopes and signed on the seal by the person completing the form.  All 3 reference forms should be mailed together in one envelope to my attention at the address provided below.  The completed materials will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews after April 3, 2015.

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