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Pat, Linda, Kara, Dana, and Lesa at one of Pat's favorite spots...the pool!

Pat & Linda Adams Receive Golden Pine Cone Award

Tuesday, July 9th 2019

With gratitude we honor Pat and Linda Adams as recipients of the Golden Pine Cone Award. This award is bestowed upon Huawni Tribe Members who have put others above themselves in order to promote the greater good, the Tribe. The pine cone embodies this award as it dies for the purpose of future and lasting growth. One of Pat Adams’s greatest gifts to the Huawni Family is his laugh. Not only does his laugh make you laugh, but you immediately feel cared for and at home the first time you hear it. Pat loves making people feel good, even if he can’t quite hear what you said and he responds like he did. Pat is very thoughtful and caring, as he would encourage folks at Camp in all kinds of ways. He still sends his three daughters (Kara, Dana, and Lesa) thoughtful texts on a regular basis. Before texts existed, Pat would send thoughtful messages at Camp through his laugh, smile, hugs, and genuine care for people. Pat brought the love of parasailing to Huawni, as he and David McGinnis piloted the activity by trying to land in the pool. Camp benefited over the years from Pat’s green thumb and love for the outdoors (and snakes). Whether it was mowing on the tractor, working in his garden, cleaning the pool, shooting a feature Huawni Film (Pat starred as the lead role of course), or riding bikes into the Snake Pond, Pat loved being outside with his friends. In fact, anything Pat was doing with Rusty Marshall, Gary Patterson, David McGinnis, Tutor Carrol, Fred Jackson or his brother Mike, it was sure to be fun. Pat had and has such a genuine and humble respect and love for other people, and it was infinitely felt at Huawni over the years. Pat accredits that to Kyle Fields, who taught Pat that you respect your fellow man no matter how different they are from yourself. Pat’s respect and love for people was infectious at Huawni. Pat devoted nearly five decades of his life to Camp Huawni to ensure that Mimi and Daddy Earl Adams’ dream continued. Pat’s love for God and his family are what matter most to Pat, and his legacy of love, devotion, respect, fun, and laughter vibrantly continue today. Pat will always be remembered for saying, ‘Never lose the kid inside.” Linda Mims Adams is a humble servant who dedicated much of her life to Camp Huawni. Linda was a counselor and owner and cared for the Huawni Family like it was her own. She gave of herself and learned diligently under the wings of Retha “Mimi” Adams, her mother-in-law and co-founder of Camp Huawni. Linda made sure that everyone was well fed, she was often found cleaning and tyding up all of camp, and she was a talented arts and craft teacher. Linda would spend hours preparing first-year camper certificates using her gift of calligraphy. Linda’s love for Pat was evident with how much she poured into and supported Camp. Linda was all about serving and teaching others, and she certainly did so for her daughters Kara, Dana and Lesa. She gave the girls swimming lessons at the Camp Pool before the girls were of camper age. Linda worked hard to give her girls the best life possible, which included taking care of her girls at Camp. Linda was also passionate about teaching, which she did year-round for many years. Linda played a key role in continuing the Huawni Legacy. Linda embodied her utmost beliefs to love God and love family, not to sweat the small stuff, be a friend to everyone, and do things with excellence. Pat and Linda’s legacy in many ways is their family and passing on a legacy of love through their daughters Kara, Dana and Lesa, son in laws Matt, Sean, and Steve, and grandchildren Grant, Ty, Chase, Logan, Evan Kaye and Faye Eddie. We will forever be grateful of how God used Pat and Linda Adams to plant seeds of growth at Camp Huawni.

“Pat & Linda Adams Receive Golden Pine Cone Award” posted by at 11:47am, July 9th, 2019. Copyright Camp Huawni.

Josh Jenkins and crew will be performing live at Camp Huawni July 21st for a private concert!

Green River Ordinance Performing at Camp Huawni

Monday, July 11th 2016

Josh Jenkins and crew will be performing at Camp Huawni on July 21st! We are super excited as campers and counselors are looking forward to hearing GRO live.

Interested in coming? Campers you can still enroll/sign up for Session 4 and be here for the concert by going here

“Green River Ordinance Performing at Camp Huawni ” posted by at 3:54pm, July 11th, 2016. Copyright Camp Huawni.

Thank you, Bay Area, for featuring Camp Huawni in your May/June 2015 issue!

Huawni Featured in Bay Area Magazine

Saturday, July 18th 2015

We were excited to see that Camp Huawni was featured as a top summer camp in the Bay Area Health & Wellness magazine for the May/June 2015 issue! Author, Tanisha Hicks, talks about how beneficial summer camp is for a variety of kids, with a variety of needs. Tanisha refers to Camp Huawni as “the camp of all summer camps.” She continues to say that at Camp Huawni, “your child can experience the joys of ‘just being a kid’ in a structured and safe environment. Positive role models, being ‘unplugged’ from technology and enjoying the outdoors are why families love to come!”

Check out what Bay Area had to say about Camp Huawni!

We are continually thankful for our Camp families who share about their experiences at Huawni.

“Huawni Featured in Bay Area Magazine” posted by at 2:45pm, July 18th, 2015. Copyright Camp Huawni.

Lantern Camps selected Camp Huawni as one of the best summer camps in Texas in 2015.

Camp Huawni picked as one of the best summer camps in Texas

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

Camp Huawni was recently selected by lanterncamps.com as one of the best summer camps in Texas.

Lantern Camps is a third-party recommender of camps for parents looking into overnight summer camp for their son or daughter. Lantern Camps helps parents filter through the top camps in order to find the best fit for their child. In order to be featured on lanterncamps.com, Camp Huawni had to go through a multi-step interview process.

“Camp Huawni picked as one of the best summer camps in Texas” posted by at 10:29am, March 25th, 2015. Copyright Camp Huawni.

Ivy has attended Camp for four years now and love seeing her come back every year.

Camp Huawni featured in Portfolio San Antonio Tu Pasaporte a los Negocios

Sunday, July 13th 2014

Camp Huawni has had the great opportunity to be featured in Portfolio San Antonio Tu Pasaporte a los Negocios, a local news magazine. We have been fortunate and blessed to expand our Camp Huawni families, including in San Antonio. Thank you to the Otero family for your continual support of Camp Huawni over the last couple of years as well as sharing about Camp Huawni. Manuel (attended Camp for three years) and Ivania (attended Camp for four years) have learned life skills that can be applied to their daily lives.

“Camp Huawni featured in Portfolio San Antonio Tu Pasaporte a los Negocios” posted by at 4:56pm, July 13th, 2014. Copyright Camp Huawni.

“Camp Huawni Featured In KLTY Magazine” posted by at 12:25pm, June 3rd, 2014. Copyright Camp Huawni.

“Camp Huawni Family Camp In Texarkana Parent” posted by at 1:39pm, May 15th, 2013. Copyright Camp Huawni.

The Gilmer Mirror shared a press release on the launching of our summer camp website.

“Camp Huawni in The Gilmer Mirror ” posted by at 12:02am, November 21st, 2012. Copyright Camp Huawni.

Camp Huawni in Texarkana Parent Magazine

Sunday, October 14th 2012

Travis wrote a neat article called “7 Reasons To Send Your Kid To Summer Camp” in the May/June issue of Texarkana Parent.

Since Camp Huawni is near Texarkana, it was fun to highlight some of the summer fun benefits to sending kids to an overnight summer camp.

Here’s a short list of 7 reasons to send your kid to summer camp:

  • Socialization Skills
  • Counselors Act As Positive Role Models
  • Finding Delight In Simple Things
  • Building Independence
  • Experience Nature
  • Build Sibling Relationships
  • Create Friendships

We’d like to say a special thank you to Heather Thomson for posting this article.

Go camp!


“Camp Huawni in Texarkana Parent Magazine” posted by at 12:43pm, October 14th, 2012. Copyright Camp Huawni.

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