From Camp Mom to Future Camp Moms

Thursday, January 4th 2018

Dear Huawni Moms & Dads,

So good to hear that you are considering summer camp (and Huawni) for your children! I would love to share our experience with you and answer as many questions as I possibly can. I can give you a couple of bits to start with in this blog – at the risk of coming across as a zealot! (Travis – you might regret including me on this!)

This summer will be the 5th summer for our sons’ Jack and Charlie (both 12) and the third for our daughter Sarah Grace (9). I should start by saying that I attended Camp Huawni as a camper, and some of my best memories are of my times there. Although my fondness for the summer camp certainly helped in our decision, we ultimately chose Camp Huawni over other options for several reasons.

It’s fun. Period. Not manufactured or motorized fun – just old fashioned, simple, get dirty, laugh until you cry, exhausted at the end of the day fun. – Caroline (Huawni Mom)

It’s fun. Period. Not manufactured or motorized fun – just old fashioned, simple, get dirty, laugh until you cry, exhausted at the end of the day fun. I love to check pictures they post during camp and the smiles on my kids’ faces are unbelievable! The non-stop conversation on the way home and the telling and retelling and more retelling of what happened at summer camp for weeks and months to come is so much fun to listen to! They have two friends/families who now attend camp because they were so eager to experience what Jack and Charlie and Sarah Grace had. This will be their second and third years this summer.

One thing I love about Huawni is that they keep a camper to counselor ratio that allows individualized attention for all campers. – Caroline

My kids also come home every time with a renewed confidence and independence. The attention they receive from the counselors is priceless. One thing I love about Huawni is that they keep a camper to counselor ratio that allows individualized attention for all campers. Sarah Grace was a bit homesick on her first year there – the counselors sat with her and made it alright – and emailed me to let me know how she was doing. At pick up – I am always surprised to see how many counselors talk to parents about their children – whether that child was in their cabin or not. They know and love everyone the kids love them.

We also liked that it is what its name implies – a camp – no fancy fluorescent lights and AC in the “cabins.” It’s old school – just like a camp should be! No phones, no devices, no electronics – just getting back to being a kid. – Caroline

So there are some points to ponder. Maybe it would have been easiest to just say that my kids love it. I mean LOVE it. It is their favorite part of the summer and something they look forward to all year. They help me pack – without having to be asked. That alone is a testament to Camp Huawni! I think your child would feel the same way.

Sincerely,

Caroline Bouldin
Huawni Mom

Comments

  1. I myself am not a mom but I am a camper. I let me tell you from my expirence at camp that I couldn’t ever imagine my life without it. The counselors and staff push me to my limit in social and physical activities. I would love to meet your children that you send to camp. See you there! — 11:46pm March 16th

    by Annie Comte

  2. I will say my children have had the same experience. My girls Mary Caroline and Frannie are 11 and 9 have gone to camp the last 3 summers. We do a lot of traveling and try to expose them to many places and people. I am more about experiences than material "things". Camp takes planning both from a financial perspective and a time perspective. It takes effort to get the kids packed and get them there and back. We live abroad and spend our summers about 6 hours from the camp. But, in the end, they love it. They have both had a great experience and talk about it all year. They want ALL of their friends to come and don't understand why that might not be possible:-) I love that they are encouraged to do the triathlon and the talent show and all kinds of things that are fun but also stretch them to be brave and to push themselves a little. We hope our third will love it as much as the first two. He already knows the camp song! — 4:32pm January 5th

    by Jessica Cox

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