About the Organization

COVID-19 Protocols

Hodia will be following CDC COVID-19 guidelines to help try to keep our campers and staff healthy at camp. We also have a Healthcare Provider Committee that is working to help implement safety protocols.

Hodia Buddy Camp – Treasure Valley

Yes! We are excited to be back and in-person. We will be following COVID-19 protocols.

Parents and family members are allowed during drop-off and pick-up times only. The primary reason for this is safety for all the campers. We are in the process of updating procedures for medical interviews, drop-off and pick-up processes. Registered campers and camp staff will be notified as updates are available.

Hodia Buddy Camp – Eastern Idaho

Yes! We are excited to be back and in-person. We will be following COVID-19 protocols.

Hodia Junior Camp

  • In 2021 we will have two smaller sessions of Hodia Junior/Kids Camp running consecutively. This will allow us to provide camp to more participants in smaller cabin groups. Cabins will be the same or similar grade to improve the camper experience!
  • Session 1 and Session 2 will take place back to back. Please select the session dates that work best for your child when you register.
  • Staff will overlap for both sessions to provide the same camper experience.

Both sessions of Hodia Junior/Kids Camp will be held at Day Mountain Ranch in Preston, Idaho: https://www.dmrresort.com/

Session 1: When and where do I drop off/pick-up my camper?

  • Camper drop-off is June 26, 2021 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Drop-off/pick-up location is at Day Mountain Ranch Resort in Preston, Idaho. See camper welcome email (coming the week prior to camp) with exact details!
  • Camper pick-up is June 29, 2021 between 9:00am and 10:00am

Session 2: When and where do I drop off/pick-up my camper?

  • Camper drop-off is June 29, 2021 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Drop-off/pick-up location is at Day Mountain Ranch Resort in Preston, Idaho. See camper welcome email (coming the week prior to camp) with exact details!
  • Camper pick-up is July 2, 2021 between 9:00am and 10:00am

Seeing/meeting friends, horseback riding, hiking, arts and crafts, campfires, talent shows, adventuring, games and more!

  • New location! We are excited to have our first overnight camp in Eastern Idaho at the Day Mountain Ranch in Preston!
  • 2 sessions so we may serve more campers and maintain limited capacity! Select the session dates that are best for you!
  • We will combine programming with Hodia Kids Camp, but campers will still be in cabin groups with kids the same age as them.
  • We will be following updated COVID-19 protocols.

Parents and family members are allowed during medical interviews prior to drop-off and pick-up times only. The primary reason for this is safety for all the campers. We are in the process of updating procedures for medical interviews, drop-off and pick-up processes. Registered campers and camp staff will be notified as updates are available.

Unfortunately no. We have created two sessions to keep the number of campers per session low. Feel free to join as at our other camps and community programs if you’d like more Hodia this season!

Hodia Kids Camp

  • In 2021 we will have two smaller sessions of Hodia Kids/Junior Camp running consecutively. This will allow us to provide camp to more participants in smaller cabin groups. Cabins will be the same or similar grade to improve the camper experience!
  • Session 1 and Session 2 will take place back to back. Please select the session dates that work best for your child when you register.
  • Staff will overlap for both sessions to provide the same camper experience.

Session 1: When and where do I drop off/pick-up my camper?

  • Camper drop-off is June 26, 2021 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Drop-off/pick-up location is at Day Mountain Ranch Resort in Preston, Idaho. See camper welcome email (coming the week prior to camp) with exact details!
  • Camper pick-up is June 29, 2021 between 9:00am and 10:00am

Session 2: When and where do I drop off my camper?

  • Camper drop-off is June 29, 2021 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Drop-off/pick-up location is at Day Mountain Ranch Resort in Preston, Idaho. See camper welcome email (coming the week prior to camp) with exact details!
  • Camper pick-up is July 2, 2021 between 9:00am and 10:00am

Both sessions of Hodia Junior/Kids Camp will will be held at Day Mountain Ranch in Preston, Idaho: https://www.dmrresort.com/

Session 1: When and where do I drop off/pick-up my camper?

  • Camper drop-off is June 26, 2021 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Drop-off/pick-up location is at Day Mountain Ranch Resort in Preston, Idaho. See camper welcome email (coming the week prior to camp) with exact details!
  • Camper pick-up is June 29, 2021 between 9:00am and 10:00am

Session 2: When and where do I drop off my camper?

  • Camper drop-off is June 29, 2021 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Drop-off/pick-up location is at Day Mountain Ranch Resort in Preston, Idaho. See camper welcome email (coming the week prior to camp) with exact details!
  • Camper pick-up is July 2, 2021 between 9:00am and 10:00am

Seeing/meeting friends, horseback riding, hiking, adventuring to a lookout tower, arts and crafts, campfires, talent shows, games and more!

  • New location! We are excited to have our first overnight camp in Eastern Idaho at the Day Mountain Ranch in Preston!
  • 2 sessions so we may serve more campers and maintain limited capacity! Select the session dates that are best for you!
  • We will combine programming with Hodia Junior Camp, but campers will still be in cabin groups with kids the same age as them.
  • We will be following updated COVID-19 protocols.

Parents and family members are allowed during medical interviews prior to drop-off and pick-up times only. The primary reason for this is safety for all the campers. We are in the process of updating procedures for medical interviews, drop-off and pick-up processes. Registered campers and camp staff will be notified as updates are available.

Unfortunately no. We have created two sessions to keep the number of campers per session low. Feel free to join as at our other camps and community programs if you’d like more Hodia this season!

Hodia Shooting Stars Day Camp

  • We will not do a parent program gathering at the start of camp this year. Please plan to drop off your camper and then pick them up at the end of the day.
  • We will have kids bring their own lunches this year
  • We will help with diabetes management while at camp (testing, dosing, counting carb, treating lows, etc.)
  • The location for camp will be different each day this year (watch for details about where to drop off and pick up each day as camp gets closer).

Hodia Snippet Camp

More details will become available on Snippet Camp soon!

Hodia Teen Camp

  • In 2021 we will have two smaller sessions of Hodia Teen Camp. Holding two sessions will allow us to provide the camp experience to more teens while providing smaller cabin group pods with more space for participants.
  • Session 1 will be for younger Teen Campers at Day Mountain Ranch in Preston, Idaho in June.
  • Session 2 will be for older Teen Campers and campers who should have traditionally graduated out of Teen Camp last year but were deprived the traditional experience due to COVID program adjustments. Session 2 will take place at our traditional camp location, Luther Heights Bible Camp outside of Stanley, Idaho in July.
  • Session 1 will be held at Day Mountain Ranch in Preston, Idaho: https://www.dmrresort.com/
  • Session 2 will be held at Luther Heights Bible Camp in Stanley, Idaho.

Luther Heights Bible Camp is located in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area near beautiful Alturas Lake. A map to the Hodia summer camps can be found by clicking here.Start by plugging either Ketchum, ID or Stanley, ID into your map. Once you’re there follow the route below.

From Ketchum, Idaho: The Camp is approximately 40 miles north of Ketchum/Sun Valley. Go north on HWY 75 over Galena Pass and past Smiley Creek Store. Stay on HWY 75 and 3 miles beyond Smiley Creek you will come to Alturas Lake Road. Turn left onto Alturas Lake Road — continue 3.5 miles to the sign for Luther Heights Camp. Turn right onto the access road into the camp.

From Stanley, Idaho: The Camp is approximately 25 miles south of Stanley. Go south on HWY 75 past Obsidian and past a sign for Busterback Ranch on your left. In another half a mile there is a sign for Alturas Lake Road. If you get to Smiley Creek, you have gone about 3 miles to far. Turn right onto Alturas Lake Road and continue 3.5 miles to a sign for Luther Heights Camp. Turn right onto the access road into the Camp.

Session 1: When and where do I drop off my camper?

  • Camper drop-off is June 18, 2021 between 1:00pm and 3:00pm*
  • Drop-off/pick-up location is at Day Mountain Ranch Resort in Preston, Idaho. See camper welcome email (coming the week prior to camp) with exact details!
  • Camper pick-up is June 21, 2021 between 9:00am and 10:30am*
  • *We will have staggered drop-off and pick-up times every 10-15 minutes. See the Welcome to Camp email for more information on your camper’s arrival and departure times and what to expect when you arrive at camp.
  • In 2021, Session 1 of Hodia Teen Camp will be for teens currently in 8-10 grade.
  • In 2021, Session 2 of Hodia Teen Camp will be for teens currently in 12th, 11th and 10th grade. Priority will be given first to campers who should have graduated last year but were deprived the traditional experience due to COVID camp. Then we will invite 11th graders to participate, and then 10th graders if space remains until capacity is filled. Once we reach capacity, 10th grade campers will register to attend Session 2.

These high adventure activities are fun but require additional packing items for safety. Hiking and rappelling require hiking shoes/boots with significant tread to grip on steep slopes and loose rocks. Please don’t plan to use your normal everyday tennis shoes for these activities. Whitewater rafting requires closed-toe water shoes. No one may be barefoot on the raft trip.

Each cabin group has at least 2 dedicated staff including a cabin counselor and licensed healthcare provider. These cabins function as a “mini camp” and do all their activities in common.  They often join additional cabin groups or the entire camp for joint activities.

Parents and family members are allowed during drop-off and pick-up times only. The primary reason for this is safety for all the campers. We are in the process of updating procedures for medical interviews, drop-off and pick-up processes. Registered campers and camp staff will be notified as updates are available.

You may bring your phone to camp to listen to music while going to sleep, for your continuous glucose monitor (cgm), and for photos.  Occasionally, a quick check-in during the week is briefly allowed but it is primarily a non-electronic camp.

Hodia Wilderness Camp

While we are expecting no emergencies while at camp, we will take every precaution necessary. All staff will have basic medical training and have passed a rigorous screening process by the Camp Director and Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs. The staff will include at least one physician with extensive back-country training. The Forest Service, nearby hospital, and police know about our program and where we are located during the week.

We are updating our drop-off and pick-up process and locations a little this year due to COVID. Registered participants and camp staff will receive an update on this prior to camp.

Parents and family members are allowed during drop-off and pick-up times only. The primary reason for this is safety for all the campers. We are in the process of updating procedures for medical interviews, drop-off and pick-up processes. Registered campers and camp staff will be notified as updates are available.

Hodia Winter Camp

Not at all! We welcome campers and camp staff at all levels and have a wide variety of snow activities to meet the needs and abilities of all of our participants!

Parents and family members are allowed during drop-off and pick-up times only. The primary reason for this is safety for all the campers. We are in the process of updating procedures for medical interviews, drop-off and pick-up processes. Registered campers and camp staff will be notified as updates are available.