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Two scholarships are being offered by the Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation to an Iowa camp for kids with diabetes

Posted: Sun, Jan 5, 2020 5:44 PM

The Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation is offering camperships for area youth between the ages 8 and 17 to attend Camp Hertko Hollow, an Iowa camp for kids with diabetes. 

Camp Hertko Hollow was founded in 1968 with 37 campers by Dr. Edward Hertko of Des Moines.  The camp has grown to over 360 campers and 120 staff volunteers each summer. 

The camp in Boone, Iowa, is staffed by physicians, nurses, diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and students of these professions, making it a safe and healthy environment for each camper. 

Camp Hertko Hollow runs two sessions:  "Kids Week" is for kids ages 8 to 12 and runs from June 28th to July 4th, while "Teen Week" is for kids ages 13 to 17 and runs from July 5th to July 11th.

Winneshiek County area youth with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are encouraged to apply for a full campership to Camp Hertko Hollow ($650 value) for the 2020 season.  Application packets are available at Winneshiek Medical Center, through school nurses at all Winneshiek County schools, Winneshiek County Public Health and the Decorah Public Library.  The application is also available at

Applications should be returned to Winneshiek Medical Center Nutrition Services and be postmarked by February 7th.  For more information, call 563-387-3156.  To partner with the WMC Foundation to continue funding for the Diabetes Campership Program, call 563-387-3129.