FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY CAMPERS
How will I get clean clothes?
Laundry gets done every Wednesday for the entire camp community. You'll pack enough clothes for a week plus a little, just in case. You'll keep your dirty stuff in a laundry bag which will get collected, washed, dried, and returned to you ready for the following week.
Where will I live? Who will I live with?
Campers live in cabins with 6-8 other campers and two counselors (adults). We call the campers who live together a "cabin group" or "bunkmates."
Can I bring my cell phone or game system to camp?
Like most summer camps, we have a "no electronics of any kind" policy. That includes cell phones, video game devices, e-readers, cell phones, blow dryers, and hair straighteners.
What if I have a question that isn't answered here?
Send us a message! We're happy to help. Please make sure you have the permission of a Parent/Guardian before sending. If you'd rather, you can ask them to call or message us, too.
What if I don't like the camp food?
Well...camp food isn't really any different than other food. It's usually possible to find something you like, and you won't go hungry. We cook kid-friendly meals, and you can also choose activities that allow you to help make some of it! We always have options like fruit, veggies, pasta, cereal, and sandwiches, but we think once you try things, you'll find it's actually super yum. If you get here and don't like something we're serving, just tell your counselor. We're here to help and we will make sure you get something to eat that you like. :)
What if I want to call home?
No problem. You probably want to share all about your new friends, things you're doing and learning, and adventures you're having. We schedule times with your Parent/Guardian so you know exactly when you'll be able to connect with home by phone.
Can I bring my pet dragon to camp?
You have a pet dragon? Wow. We're jealous.
What is this "homesickness" thing I've heard about?
Homesickness is just a fancy term for missing home. It's totally normal to miss people when we're away from them - even when we're having fun where we are.
You say "be yourself" at camp. But, is that really what you mean?
YES. Absolutely, unequivocally, without argument, YES.
We want to get to know you - and we will like you - for who you are. That's what is the coolest thing about the Camp Hawkeye community. We don't judge. We accept. And we are open to learning new things about ourselves and others. We ask questions and we listen to answers, and they are never wrong or right.