Life in the Cabin
The cabin is not just a place to rest and sleep, it’s also where campers make lifelong friends, learn to take care of themselves and their belongings, and wind down the day each evening with stories, games and debrief activities led by their counselors. Often, when campers mention their highlights of camp, time in the cabin is at or near the top of their list!
Campers share cabins with peers who are within one year age or grade-wise of each other, and range in size from six to ten campers and two to three counselors. All campers in 1st – 2nd grades are in cabins with attached bathrooms, and the outhouse and bathhouse are just a short walk away for our older campers.
Our goal is the cabin and bunk are a ‘home away from home’ for your camper during their session. When they walk in, your camper will have a bunk with their name on it (we want the first camper and last camper who walks in the cabin to know we have a place for them!), and it will be neatly made with camp provided sheets, blankets and pillows.
Shortly after drop off, counselors help campers fully unpack their bags into either dressers or cubbies. Also during this time, counselors take a moment to touch base individually with each camper. This helps counselors connect with campers (many who are often nervous on that first day!), and establish themselves as caretakers in the cabin.
Your child’s counselor gets lots of training on how to manage a cabin of campers and we are intentional from the moment campers arrive in the ways we help them build connections with their peers and establish a kind, welcoming and supportive cabin living experience.