What better place to share your medical education and skills than at summer camp! In this dynamic setting, our medical team plays an essential role in the care and safety of our whole camp.
Each season we hire for the following positions:
General Staff FAQs
Being on staff is one of the hardest and most rewarding things you could do with your summer. Take some time to research and review the general Staff FAQs for more information on what working at CHMK this season would look like.
Does camp cover malpractice insurance?
Yes! The Camp Ho Mita Koda Foundation carries professional liability/malpractice coverage for our medical staff and volunteers. Our coverage is a part of United Way’s non-profit program and is specifically designed to provide this type of professional liability for our organization with paid and volunteer licensed medical professionals working in various capacities outside of the hospital environment.
What does a typical day of camp look like?
This sample camp schedule is filled with fun and exciting activities. Each camper has the opportunity to choose the activities that interest them the most and will be able to participate in the wide variety of programs we offer.
Will I be paid to work?
As a medical Non-Profit organization, we rely heavily on the generosity of volunteers to help us carry out our mission. With that, we are proud to offer competitive rates for our positions for those who seek compensation.
You are able to find a breakdown of compensation by position, travel stipend, and agreement additions on our Compensation Page.
When is staff training and do I have to attend?
Staff training for the 2023 season is June 3 & 4, with a June 10th makeup date.
If you are in a non-licensed role, such as a Clinic Assistant or Nutritional Coordinator, attending both sessions of the Medical Staff training and the full Field Staff training is Mandatory.
Licensed staff are highly encouraged to attend as much training as possible, with at least one full day of the scheduled medical training.
Which hospital systems do you work with?
The support and care for our kids begin long before they arrive at camp
Across the Midwest region, we have an impressive and highly respected network of medical partners working to help families learn about Camp Ho Mita Koda, telling potential campers about our activities, and providing critical medical services at our camp’s medical facilities.
We are proud to receive the support of hospitals and healthcare providers on a local and regional level including:
- Cleveland Clinic (Founding Partner Hospital)
- UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
- Akron Children’s Hospital
- MetroHealth System
If your organization is interested in becoming one of Camp Ho Mita Koda’s medical partners, please email our Healthcare Manager, Kate Stegall, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I wear?
Leave your scrubs and business casual clothes at home, and come spend a week in “camp casual” attire. Camp is all about having fun, being dirty, and wearing the same clothes multiple days. More information on the CHMK Dress Code can be found on the online portal.
I don't have a license to practice in Michigan, what should I do?
If you are a Registered Nurse and planning on working at our CHMK-North program in Michigan, Camp Ho Mita Koda will cover the $128.50 fee to obtain a Michigan Nursing License that is valid for two years!
CHMK is such a safe space for so many people. When you are there you feel at home, you feel understood. It was such a positive experience- it’s such a privilege to support kids with diabetes who get to have the time of their lives for a week!
- Completion of:
- CHMK Application through CampSite
- Annual online background check
- Online Child Abuse Awareness Training
- Pre-season staff training. Varies by position.
- All required volunteer onboarding paperwork
- Attend Medical Staff Training
Unless all required information and forms are completed in full prior to the first day of staff training, you will not be able to work at camp.
CHMK Medical Advisory Committee
There’s a lot of big thinking behind all this fun!
The Camp Ho Mita Koda Medical Advisory Committee is made up of a diverse group of medical professionals and community leaders whose expertise is instrumental in ensuring that we support the unique needs of our campers. The committee determines policies, procedures, and protocols, provides input in many aspects of camp operations, and serves as advocates for Camp Ho Mita Koda in their respective medical facilities.
If you are interested in learning more about the committee or serving as a member, please reach out to
Sara Serafine, Healthcare Director, at Sara@camphomitakoda.org.
MEDICAL COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP
Sara Serafine, MA Jamie Wood, MD Kim Shookman, MD Paul McGuigan, RN, CDCES
Healthcare Director CHMK Medical Director Medical Committee Chair Diabetes Policy Co-Chair
Healthcare Management Pediatric Endocrinology Pediatrics Research
Camp Ho Mita Koda University Hospitals Akron Children’s Hospital University Hospitals
Sara MacLeish, MD Brittany Trowbridge, MD
Diabetes Policy Co-Chair Education Chair
Pediatric Endocrinology Pediatrics
University Hospitals MetroHealth