There are a lot of great summer camps in Texas and the Southwest. So you might be wondering why we chose Camp Huawni for Athena’s summer camp experience. Camp Huawni is a traditional, throwback summer camp for boys and girls. Completely unplugged, small and personal, safe, and packed with super fun activities that encourage friendships and development, Camp Huawni is everything we’ve been searching for in an amazing summer camp. Here are the top five reasons why Camp Huawni is one of the best summer camps in Texas.
Five Reasons Why Camp Huawni is One of the Best Summer Camps in Texas
Number 1: Location
Camp Huawni is a coed summer camp located on 600+ acres in the pristine Piney Woods of East Texas. Although it is quite a drive for us, they are truly off the beaten path with miles of hiking trails, abundant forests, and their own private waterfront.
With so much time spent in the city and surrounded by people during the school year, I love that Athena gets back to nature and being outdoors. It creates an environment where friendships can thrive.
Besides, that’s a great view to wake up to each morning, isn’t it?
Number 2: Completely Unplugged
When kids are unplugged from technology and immersed in nature, friendships and creativity thrive.
This year has been more technology focused than any other year in Athena’s life. We love that she will be completely unplugged.
A number of years ago, I sailed to Antarctica and I didn’t have WiFi or phone service for almost a month. It was life-changing. I loved the opportunity to really connect with people and spend quiet moments without my phone. I’m confident it will be a wonderful opportunity for Athena and a chance for her to see a different way of life.
Number 3: Small and Personal
Camp Huawni is capped at 100 girl campers and 70 boy campers. They hire 50 counselors dedicated to giving them ample time and individual attention to truly know the kids.
Last summer, their highest camper to counselor ratio was 3.2 to 1.
Number 4: Safe and Wholesome
The safety of each camper is the number one priority at Camp Huawni, which is why they are accredited by the American Camp Association.
Number 5: Fun Activities
Camp Huawni has more than 20 summer fun activities! The Huawni daily schedule offers six daily activities per day – three in the morning and three in the afternoon – not to mention all the special activities planned throughout the session.
Although Athena loves her extra-curricular activities, her life can be really scheduled. Between dance, cheerleading, and gymnastics, as well as school, her day is filled with indoor activities. One key ingredient at Camp Huawni is that every daily activity happens outdoors. Kids like Athena can rediscover how to play outside.
Some of the amazing activities at Camp Huawni include: archery, basketball, frisbee golf, gaga ball, giant swing, giant water slide, high ropes, mountain bikes, swimming, trolley, volleyball, and kayaking
Making a decision to send your most prized possession to a sleepaway camp is a big deal, but Camp Huawni’s amazing activities, location, and special connection to nature make it a little easier to start packing their bags.