Band Aid, Cane Brake, and Honeysuckle Hollow cabins rise and shine on a beautiful East Texas morning. Band Aid was one of Huawni's very first cabins built on the terraced and picturesque Flagpole Hill.
Ever see the movie The Parent Trap? Cabin life at Huawni is like living in your very own Parent Trap cabin, where you get to do all sorts of stuff you can’t do at home, like write your name on the wall! You’ll get to experience the joys of a sleepaway camp, as the crickets and the frogs sing you to sleep each night. If you live in the city, you’re going to especially love our summer camp cabins because you can see the stars right outside your window, brighter and bigger than ever before.
So why stay in an open-air cabin for two, four, or six weeks with 8 to 12 other kids? Really? Believe it or not, the cabin experience promotes several critical skills that children so desperately need. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills recently found that the three most critical skills for children include oral communication, collaboration, and creativity, all of which are amplified in the cabin. Living in a cabin with other children, some not of your child’s choosing, promotes 24/7, face to face interaction and opportunities for collaboration. A good friend and summer camp advocate Steve Baskin hits the nail on the head with this video.
This is the one, big, sleepaway camp event that only your cabin gets to participate in during 2 weeks plus at camp. Every year that you come back and move into an older cabin, you get to do a new cabin tradition. For you girls, cabin traditions include The Princess Ball, Shaving Cream War, Movie Night at the Pool, Destination Sing Song, Star Tripping, Last Year Campout, and tons more! For you boys, cabin traditions include Mission Impossible, Night Scavenger Hunt, Cane Brake Campout, Night Hike, The Ultimate Pillow Fight, and Last Year Campout!
Also, on your first night of camp, you’ll get to create a bucket list with your cabin and cabin counselors. These are activities that you’d like to do just with your cabin, usually in the evenings.
Part of cabin life also includes a surprise each night before you zonk out— you’ll get to scarf down our famous midnight snack. Now, although this little treat is life changing in itself, it’s the only snack you actually eat in the cabin. So where in the world do you eat at Camp?
That would be the Dining Hall, where great food happens.