Leadership Development

Camp Ho Mita Koda
Leadership Development Program (LDP)

*The program has been put on hold due to COVID-19

To support the continued growth and forward momentum in becoming the country’s premier summer camp for kids with Type 1 Diabetes, Camp Ho Mita Koda has developed a Leadership Development Program (LDP) to attract a team of high-caliber and well-trained camp professionals that have the knowledge and passion to realize the vision of the Camp Ho Mita Koda Foundation, while helping lead our summer camp program to greatness.

How Does The Program Work?

Through an interview and selection process, five individuals who display an intense desire to learn and grow within the summer camp industry will be selected. This cohort will meet once per month from October 2020 through May 2021, while attending intensive workshops dedicated to differing topics. The cohort will also gain several industry certifications, attend a fall retreat, a spring backpacking trip, and complete a final capstone project.

The program and all components (workshops, events, trainings, etc.) are done on a volunteer basis and cohort members will not be hired as staff of the Camp Ho Mita Koda Foundation. Upon successful completion of the LDP, candidates will receive priority in filling CHMK season and FT paid positions as they become available. 

Who is this program for?

The CHMK LDP is designed for any individuals who desire to build their leadership resume and are seeking a seasonal leadership position or full-time position within the Camp Ho Mita Koda Foundation or the outdoor education/adventure industry. Preference for future seasonal and FT employment with the CHMK Foundation is given to graduates of the LDP program. However, this program is open to anyone interested in furthering their education and leadership skill, even if they will not work at CHMK in the future.

Program Topics

  • Summer Camp Operations & Programming
  • Program Registration and Recruitment
  • Delivering Beyond Expectation Customer Experience
  • Staffing and Recruitment
  • Staff Training
  • Accountability, Supervision, Evaluation, Feedback
  • Vision/Mission
  • Content/Curriculum Development and Implementation
  • Marketing/Outreach
  • Fundraising and Event Planning
  • And More!

Potential Employment Opportunities

Camp Director
Operations Manager
Manager of Camper Experience
Manager of Staff Experience
Manager of Parent Experience
Aquatics Manager
Challenge Course Manager
Head Counselor
Director of Dining Services
Future FT Positions


October 2020 – May 2021
8 Monthly Workshops
½ day (4 hours) to full-day (8 hours) workshops
2-Day Kickoff Retreat in October at CHMK
2-Day Backpacking Trip in Spring 2021
Mix of virtual and in-person sessions


Required commitment to attend 75% of scheduled workshops
Attendance at Fall Retreat (October) and Spring Trip (May)
Successful completion of cohort capstone project


Great resume builder
Opportunity to help realize and lead the vision of CHMK
Inclusion of CPR and LNT Instructor Certifications
Priority consideration for employment with CHMK


The CHMK LDP program is limited to 5 total participants for the 2020/2021 Cohort. If you are interested in being a part of the inaugural class, please apply below.  Applications are due by September 20, 2020.

Camp Ho Mita Koda

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14040 Auburn Rd
Newbury Township, OH 44065

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