You are invited to celebrate the 50 year anniversary for both the American Diabetes Association - Iowa, and Camp Hertko Hollow.  Our upcoming celebration: "Derby for Diabetes" will be held on May 6th, 2017.  This event will celebrate the important role that the American Diabetes Association - Iowa (ADA), and Camp Hertko Hollow (CHH) have played in educating and supporting Iowans living with diabetes.  We will also be honoring Dr. Ed Hertko and his important work in laying the foundation for these two organizations.  

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Prairie Meadows Casino & Hotel
Cocktail hour beginning at 6:00
Chef's Tastings/Food Stations following
Live Auction - Wine Pull - Cash Bar
Derby Attire Encouraged!

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Recent News From Camp Hertko

Camp Hertko Hollow is celebrating 50 years!

Jessica Thornton - Monday, March 27, 2017
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June 2016 Newsletter

Jessica Thornton - Thursday, June 02, 2016

Happy Holidays from Camp Hertko Hollow!

Jessica Thornton - Monday, December 21, 2015

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Season's Greetings from Camp Herkto Hollow

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**Happy Holidays from everyone here at Camp Hertko Hollow!

We hope this holiday season has warm thoughts of Camp Hertko Hollow dancing in your heads, knowing that summer camp registration is around the corner. Camper and Staff registration will open on January 1st, 2016. To sign up visit

We have lots of exciting things brewing for 2016! Reserve your spot today!



Family Education Retreat will be held April 29 - May 1, 2016. Children with diabetes of all ages are encouraged to attend with their family members, close friends, grandparents, and even babysitters to learn about managing diabetes. Because diabetes affects the whole family, Camp Hertko Hollow’s Family Camp Retreats are for the whole family. This weekend is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together to learn more about diabetes and share their common experiences in a supportive setting. It’s also great for newly diagnosed children or children who haven't attended summer camp yet – during the Family Camp Retreat they will get a taste of what summer camp is all about. The weekend includes numerous camp activities in addition to workshops on diabetes. Informative speakers and panel discussion give everyone a new perspective. Click here to register.

Teen Retreat will be held April 29 – May 1, 2016. This weekend deals specifically with the concerns and needs of teenagers. Teens are increasingly independent and face ongoing challenges related to making decisions and managing their diabetes. Activities are designed to challenge and support teens so they leave the weekend feeling recharged and empowered. Click here to register.

Kids Week (6/26/16 – 7/2/16) for 8-12 year olds
Mini Camp Session 1 (6/26/16 – 6/29/16) – for 6 and 7 year olds
Mini Camp Session 2 (6/29/16 – 7/2/16) – for 6 and 7 year olds
Teen Week (7/3/16 – 7/9/16) for 13-17 year olds
Leaders in Training (7/3/16 – 7/9/16) for 16 year olds
Counselors in Training (6/26/16 – 7/2/16) for 17 year olds

Camp Hertko Hollow is guaranteed to be the best week of the summer! Bonus features are being added to make this camp session the best ever! Visit or call Deb Holwegner with questions at 515-471-8547.


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Special thanks to the 38 volunteers who helped Camp Hertko Hollow raise $105,445 for our annual campaign! These funds go directly to families who require financial assistance in order to attend camp and ensure that no child is turned away due to an inability to pay the full camp fee.

Without the generous support of our donors, these children wouldn’t be able to afford to attend Camp Hertko Hollow and would miss out not only on the educational opportunities, but also the chance to play, talk and spend time with other children afflicted with diabetes. We couldn’t do it without the help of our volunteers. On behalf of all the children who benefit from your support we thank you!


Camp Hertko Hollow wishes you a Happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you all soon at our fantastic camp sessions in 2016!



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