Our Values

​Our Mission

Camp Ho Mita Koda Foundation’s mission is to help children living with Type 1 Diabetes grow in mind, body, and spirit through an outdoor camping experience that strengthens their confidence and creates a community of peers.

Our Vision

Camp Ho Mita Koda will be recognized as a national industry leader in the delivery of high quality, successful, and inspirational outdoor, environmental, and social emotional learning,  programming. We seek to transform lives, communities, and the world by offering memorable experiences that empower participants of all abilities to participate, develop life-long skills, create lasting friendships, build independence, and have fun.

Our Pillars
The program at Camp Ho Mita Koda is developed and structured around the following three core areas:

Building Community
We promote cooperation and teamwork, teaching that communities are formed on respect, trust, and acceptance.

Healthy Lifestyle
A balance of new experiences, outdoor exercise, creative arts, and a sense of independence exists in a safe environment surrounded by supportive role models.

Positive Self-Image
Experiences at Camp Ho Mita Koda are designed to build confidence by rewarding effort and enthusiasm over proficiency. Our participant’s sense of achievement will be developed through setting and pursuing their own individual goals.

Our Core Values

Our Organizational Core Values embody what we call the “CHMK Spirit.” Our staff  understands and embraces the “Why” camp exists and works hard to create and develop an incredible culture that  benefits all campers, staff, and families, while encouraging them to embrace this spirit and mindset both within and beyond the camp gates.

  • We Empower Disruption
  • We Act With Integrity
  • We Get Stuff Done
  • We Are Mission Driven
  • We Build For Durability
  • We Engage Fearlessly
  • We Promote Fun And A Little Weirdness
  • We Deliver Happiness

Empower Disruption
Innovation is in our DNA. We seek out, embrace, and get (un)comfortable in knowing that if we’re not continuously changing, evolving, and improving—we’re falling behind. We have the courage and curiosity to challenge the status quo, set the standard, blaze new trails, and achieve the extraordinary.

Embody Integrity
Integrity is the defining quality of our people and our work. We are honest, transparent, and committed to doing what is best for our community and our organization. We strive to always do the right thing, act truthfully, and are unafraid of being our true selves.

Get Stuff Done
We grind with a sense of urgency. Success is everyone’s responsibility, and we own our collective results together. We are empowered to make decisions that are in the best interest of the long-term health of the organization. We are passionate, determined, and humble. In short, we say it, we do it.

Mission Driven
Our mission is our North Star. Our people, partners & daily work are vital to an outcome that matters. We have the opportunity to make a positive difference for so many—our families, our teammates, our partners, our campers, ourselves—we never lose sight of our purpose and are committed to our “why”.

Build for Durability
We dream big and strive to create something worth creating, that will endure the test of time. We do this by relentlessly focusing on our customers’ experience, building high-quality systems, maintaining world-class facilities and planning for long-term scale sustainability. We’re grounded by humility and driven by ambition.

Engage Fearlessly
We value people over process and call each other up, not out. We value those who speak with transparent candor, encourage and respect diversity of opinion and listen carefully with an open mind. With this approach, we are a more flexible, fun, stimulating, creative, collaborative, and successful organization.

Promote Fun And A Little Weirdness
We believe in building relationships with all and creating unexpected moments that surprise and delight our team and our partners. Life is short, so we might as well make it a wild ride. We get a lot done and have fun along the way. This isn’t just a job; it’s a calling, and we love it!

Deliver Happiness
Our customers and participants are the lifeblood of the organization and providing a beyond expectation customer experience is simply a way of life. We speak with compassion and build trust through transparency as we continue to grow big, but feel small. Better matters and we are the best.

More About Camp Ho Mita Koda

Camp Ho Mita Koda’s minimal technology and non-competitive program is designed to build confidence, grow independence, encourage friendships, healthy lifestyle choices and develop 21st-century skills. In today’s hectic and high-tech world, we believe a back-to-basics approach to outdoor recreation and plain ol’ fashion “fun” is crucial to building a child’s positive self-image. Therefore, we offer activities such as canoeing, kayaking, arts & crafts, soccer, swimming, archery and outdoor survival, and so much more.

We believe a quality summer camp experience provides education, challenge, achievement, and acceptance. Our unique atmosphere allows children to learn in a fun and safe environment that encourages independence while nurturing lasting friendships. Whether it’s your campers first time away from home, or performing campfire songs and skits, the camp experience can have a profound impact on a child’s development.

Camp Ho Mita Koda is dedicated to meeting the highest standards in the camp industry. We’re accredited by the American Camp Association and are a member of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association. Our programs inspire campers to try new activities, build independence, make friends and take home memories that will last a lifetime.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Camp Ho Mita Koda Foundation is on a journey. We strive to champion diversity, equity and inclusion for all. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view and are deeply committed to respecting and valuing diverse life challenges.  

We believe that strong DEI drives innovation. So, we are building a culture where difference is valued, where different is the norm. This commitment is critical to living our mission and deepening our relevance, credibility, and effectiveness. It empowers us to reach our full potential through fueling innovation and establishing a deeper connection with our employees, customers and communities regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, economic status and other diverse backgrounds

For more information, please review our Gender Inclusion Policy (Coming Soon!). 

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