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:
Registered Nurse – Day Shift Dietician / Nutritionist
Registered Nurse – Night Shift Clinic Assistant – Day Shift
Clinic Assistant – Night Shift Medical Resident/Fellow
Medical Doctor EMR Data Administrator
Nutritional Coordinator (Dining) Clinic Supervisor
Nurse Practitioners Medical Students
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 really 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 positions, 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 TBD:
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?
We are proud to partner with leading hospital systems in Northeast Ohio and beyond to deliver beyond-expectation care to our campers and families. Hospitals that are supportive of Camp Ho Mita Koda include the Cleveland Clinic, Akron Children’s, MetroHealth, and University Hospitals.
You do not have to be associated with these hospitals in order to work/volunteer at Camp Ho Mita Koda.
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.
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! -Claudia Lewis, PA
- Completion of the CHMK Application through CampSite.
- Completion of an annual online background check.
- Completion of an Online Child Abuse Awareness Training.
- Completion of pre-season staff training. Varies by position.
- Completion of 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 Committee
The Camp Ho Mita Foundation Medical Committee is comprised of medical professionals and community leaders who are dedicated to the advancement of Camp Ho Mita Koda. Under the guidance of the Medical Director, the volunteer committee is responsible for overseeing the development of the organization’s medical policies and procedures, allowing us to remain the industry leader in the T1D camping space.
If you are interested in learning more about the committee or serving as a member, please reach out to
Kate Stegall, Healthcare Manager, at Kate@camphomitakoda.org.
Kate Stegall is the Healthcare Manager for Camp Ho Mita Koda. Kate has a BS in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University and has previously worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and a daycare teacher. She has a passion for all things medical-related, pursuing her natural abilities as a leader and a caretaker, camp, and chasing around her little guy.
Kate was diagnosed with T1D when she was 23 and had to go at it by herself and felt alone at times. She is excited to be a part of this community and share her experiences, so maybe the kids don’t have the feel the way that she felt.
Dr. Jamie Wood
Dr. Jamie Wood is the Medical Director of Pediatric Diabetes at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital where she holds the Mary Blossom Lee Chair in Pediatric Diabetes. She is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western University School of Medicine. Dr. Wood is the Secretary General of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes. Dr. Wood’s clinical and research interests are in the care of youth living with type 1 diabetes including diabetes technology, best practices, and advocacy. Dr. Wood has volunteered at diabetes camps across the county every summer for the last 21 years. Her first camp experience was at Camp HMK as a Rainbow Pediatric Resident in 2001. Dr. Wood returned to the Cleveland area in 2016 and is on the Camp HMK Medical Committee and Board.