News from Camp Hertko Hollow

November 2015 Newsletter

Jessica Thornton - Friday, October 30, 2015

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People+Passion+Pledges=Big Splash in November

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Our campers are not the only ones who get the fun of taking the plunge and making a splash at Camp Hertko Hollow! November is National Diabetes Month and we have close to 40 campaigners who are eager to renew pledges from our past donors and help develop new financial supporters over the course of the next four weeks. For some people fundraising is an adventurous and fun task. For others it is something they really have to make themselves jump into. The common thread to their success is passion. Sharing passion for something you believe in makes all the difference in achieving your goals of fundraising for dollars or raising awareness. Weather you receive a call from one of our brave campaigners, or you go to our website and donate on-line, please help us to achieve our goal of $105,000. This money will continue to ensure that we never turn a child away from Camp Hertko Hollow due to an inability to pay. Our 2016 summer sessions are just around the corner and we need help now to generate funds for these amazing kids. Please consider making a pledge or donation to Camp Hertko Hollow this November! Until there is a cure, there is Camp Hertko Hollow.

 

How Do We Measure Up?

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Smiles captured at camp tell us a lot about our program, but we know there is always room for improvement. We annually conduct a survey after camp that is sent to our camp families and our volunteer staff. We are proud to share the highlights from that survey below.

Camp family highlights...
* 97% of parents said that Camp Hertko Hollow met or exceeded their expectations!
* 90% of parents said that Camp Hertko Hollow helped their child learn more about diabetes and the importance of managing their disease!
* 94% of parents said that the quality of the Camp Hertko Hollow staff was above average or extremely high!
* 83% of parents said that their child will be returning to camp next summer!

Volunteer Staff highlights...
* 94% of our volunteer staff said that their experience at Camp Hertko Hollow was good or excellent!
* 97% of our volunteer staff felt appreciated!

 

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These smiles are what keep us going!

Cookbooks Create a Healthy Feast of Camperships!

 

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Camp Hertko Hollow has a tasty tool for families to use to help earn partial and full camperships through selling our Carbohydrate Counting Cookbook. This cookbooks sell for $17.00 but $10.00 goes directly to camperships for a child at camp. You do not need to be a camper family to sell these books, this is a great project for any college group looking to help a charity in need, or a group looking to help a specific child in their community to attend camp at no charge to the family. November is a perfect time to sell these books as many people look to purchase cookbooks for their favorite "foodie" on their holiday gift list. The dividers in this cookbook are filled with pictures and testimonies of our camp, which brings out the sweet aroma of why camp is so important to these kids. A Special Gluten Free section is included, along with carbohydrate and nutrition information needed for successful meal planning.
Call April Barr at 515-471-8548 for more information and schedule a shipment of books to be delivered to your door today! Check out this delicious recipe from our cookbook:

Cinnamon Mini Muffins
Yield: 2 dozen Carb: 12gm
Calories 96 Protein:1gm
Fat:5gm Sodium: 128 mg

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 C all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 C sugar
1 egg (lightly beaten)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 C skim milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 C margarine (melted)
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

TOPPING:
2 T. sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 C margarine (melted)

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and allspice. Combine the egg, milk and margarine; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Spoon into greased or paper lined mini muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until muffins test done. For topping, combine sugar and cinnamon. Brush the tops of warm muffins with margarine: sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.

 

SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR PROGRAMS IN 2016:
Family Diabetes Education Retreat: April 29th - May 1st
Mini-Camp session 1: June 26 - June 29 (ages 5-7)
Mini-Camp session 2: June 29 - July 2 (ages 5-7)
Kids Week: June 26 - Jul 2 (ages 8-12)
Teen Week: July 3 - July 9 (ages 13-17)
Check out our Hertko Future Leaders program for teens ages 16-17, who desire to join our CHH staff in the future, just go to. . .

LIT( Leaders in Training) 16year olds: July 3 - July 9
CIT (counselor in training) 17year olds: June 26 - July 2
On-line registration opens January, 2016
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