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 (including deposit)
Mini Camp 1 June 25 - June 28, 2023 5-7 Year Olds $50 $375
Mini Camp 2 June 28 - July 1, 2023 5-7 Year Olds $50 $375
Kids Week June 25 - July 1, 2023 8-12 Year Olds $50 $700
Teen Week July 2 - July 8, 2023 13-17 Year Olds $50 $700
Leader in Training July 2 - July 8, 2023 16 year olds $50 $700
Counselor in Training June 25 - July 1, 2023 17 Year Olds $50 $700
Special Programs Dates Ages Deposit Total Fee (including deposit)
Spring Family Weekend April 21-23, 2023 For families with with newly diagnosed kids, or for families who've never been to camp before! $20 $120
Fall Family Weekend October 27-29, 2023 For all camp families--both new and returning! $20 $120

Fee Details

Full and partial financial assistance is available for campers who cannot afford the full camp fee. If interested in financial aid or more information, contact our Executive Director, or call 515-471-8523.


The true cost of our programs greatly exceeds our fees, averaging around $1,400 per camper. The generosity of families and other donors makes our reduced camp fee a reality. Families and sponsors have the option of paying the full camper fee to help subsidize the cost of camp for families that cannot afford the full amount. The additional cost is tax deductible, and a receipt will be provided for tax purposes. 


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.