Scholarships and Financial Aid

Camp Hertko Hollow is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth who have diabetes.

Summer Camp Programs Dates Ages Deposit Total Fee (including deposit)
Mini Camp 1 June 26 - June 29, 2022 5-7 Year Olds $60 $325*
Mini Camp 2 June 29 - July 2, 2022 5-7 Year Olds $60 $325*
Kids Week June 26 - July 2, 2022 8-12 Year Olds $60 $650*
Teen Week July 3 - July 9, 2022 13-17 Year Olds $60 $650*
Leader in Training July 3 - July 9, 2022 16 year olds $60 $650*
Counselor in Training June 26 - July 2, 2022 17 Year Olds $60 $650*
Special Programs Dates Ages Deposit Total Fee (including deposit)
Spring Family Weekend April 1 - 3, 2022 For families with with newly diagnosed kids, or for families who've never been to camp before! $20 $80*

Fee Details

Payment for summer camp is due in full by June 1st.  You may pay the balance of your camp fee in installments.  Financial assistance is available.  Please call (515) 471-8548 with questions or concerns. Cancellations must be received in writing, either via email to or via mail to 4200 University Ave., Suite 320, West Des Moines, IA  50266. Campers who withdraw from camp prior to May 1st will receive a full refund, less the $60 deposit. Campers who withdraw May 1st to June 1st will receive a 50% refund, less the $60 deposit. Campers who withdraw after June 1st will not receive a refund for camp fees. Parents may elect to pay the camp fee in several installments. The final payment must be made by June 1st.

The true cost of all our programs greatly exceeds our fees. The actual cost of summer overnight camp is almost $1,300 per camper. The generosity of families and other donors makes Camp Hertko Hollow a reality. We ask that each family consider making a donation above the camper fee to help subsidize the cost of camp for families that are not able to afford the full amount. Your donation is tax deductible and a receipt will be provided for tax purposes.

A non-refundable deposit of $60.00 is required with each camper registration. If a deposit does not accompany the paperwork, then your camper will not be registered, nor a camper spot reserved, and you will be notified about next steps.


Aid Information

We are here to help.

Please do not allow the need for assistance to stand in the way of your son or daughter attending Camp Hertko Hollow. We fundraise all year long for your child and are honored to help in any way possible. Your child will greatly benefit from the experience and we are here to help get your child to camp!

Requesting Financial Assistance from Camp Hertko Hollow

If you do not have the resources to cover the full camp fee, Camp Hertko Hollow has funds available to assist with the cost. Funding is limited so we suggest that you try to find sponsors in your community (see below). However, if you are not able to secure funding through a sponsor you can request financial assistance from Camp Hertko Hollow. Your request can be completed when you register your child through the on-line registration process. Both full and partial assistance is provided depending on your need. No child is ever turned away due to an inability to pay so we encourage you to apply if you are in need. Please note: requests for financial aid for summer sessions must be completed by June 1, 2022; requests for financial aid for Family Weekend are due by March 25, 2022.

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Finding Sponsors

Families seeking financial assistance are encouraged to seek fundraising opportunities within their own communities as well. We recommend that you contact local service clubs, relatives, businesses, or other organizations to find sponsors for the full or partial camp fee. Local groups like Lions Clubs, Kiwanis, Rotary, and Fraternal Order of Eagles are usually very happy to help—they just need to be asked. Often these clubs will pay the entire camp fee. Just look in the phone book under “Service Clubs”, ask your Chamber of Commerce, or contact your health care team for assistance. If you are unable to find sponsors, we can help! See here for a sample letter.

Sponsors should include their name, address, phone, and e-mail with the check so that we can send a thank you letter. All checks should be made payable to “Camp Hertko Hollow” or “CHH” and provide the name of the sponsored camper in the “memo section” of the check. Camp Hertko Hollow must receive all sponsorship payments for summer sessions by June 1, 2022; sponsorship payments for Spring Family Weekend are due by March 25, 2022.