Hun Camp


What sets Hun Camp apart from other camps in the area? It is our experienced adult counselors, spirited and responsible junior counselors, and happy campers after a fun-filled day!

Hun Camp is a wonderful, special place with caring, fun, and warm adults who provide an excellent experience for my children.

Hun Camp Parent 

Camp Program

IMG_3515.JPG The camp hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The morning program includes three activity periods where campers choose from archery, kickball, soccer, basketball, golf, fishing, nature study, Rambo, commando, prison dodge, tennis baseball, pillow polo, training, and more. Campers are placed into groups based on their age and gender. Campers chose their activities as a group and sometimes participate with other camp groups. An art project is integrated weekly into the schedule along with the traditional “tie-dying shirt” project. Swim lessons and free swim are offered during camp.

Philosophy

           
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Hun Camp has a simple philosophy: to provide a camp experience that is fun and safe, while at the same time teaching the following:

  • kindness
  • respect for others
  • getting along with others
  • playing fair

This is what makes Hun Camp special!

Junior Counselor in Training Program (JCIT)

This program offers 13-year olds an opportunity to learn the skills needed to become a junior counselor with the day camp, and at the same time enjoy the camp games and sports they have grown to love. This group mentors younger campers and facilitates group activities with counselor guidance. The JCIT’s gain valuable leadership skills by working with younger campers and their peers.       

Each week the group will earn a special trip off site such as bowling, a movie, or miniature golf. This program is designed for the 13-year old who is no longer eligible for our day camp program, but would still benefit from a camp experience while learning necessary leadership skills for the future. 

Their work and progress is evaluated weekly in the following areas: sportsmanship, teamwork, attitude, following directions, working well with others, actively participating in group activities, and modeling the expectations set forth by Hun Camp philosophy.

Special Activities

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Campers look forward to the change of pace provided by theme days such as Carnival Day, Red and Black Day, Safari Day and Reptile show, Water Sports Day, Crazy Hair Day, and our annual competition, the Spaghetti Eating Contest! The culminating event of the summer is the sleepover on the last night, involving special activities, a talent show, and breakfast the next morning.

Camp Cup Competition!

Similar to the School’s House Cup Competition, the Camp Cup Competition will feature special races and games throughout the camp season. Points will be awarded to the red team or black team. Campers will be randomly placed on either the red team or the black team (Hun’s school colors). The Hun Cup winning team will be announced at the Annual Talent Show on July 30th. 


Soccer Camp, Nature Adventure Camp, and Drama Camp

During select weeks, campers will choose daily activities in a particular area of interest: soccer, nature adventures, or drama. Campers who choose not to participate in these activities stay with their group and participate in a game or other activity.  

Soccer
June 29 – July 3

Soccer instruction is for all ages and is coed. No experience is necessary. Campers should bring their own ball, shin guards, soccer socks, and spikes. No flip-flips or sandals. Soccer skills will be taught through drills and fun competition.

Nature Adventures
July 6 – 10 and July 13 – 17  

Nature Adventures is an option for campers who enjoy games, activities, and discoveries about nature. Campers will explore local environments, such as, nearby ponds, Stony Brook stream, Greenway meadows, and wooded walking trails and will participate in projects that lead to and showcase their findings, such as, pressing flowers, bird watching, and growing gardens. There are two weeks of this program available: the first week will focus on water life and Stony Brook and the second week will focus on Botany and plant life. Campers can participate in one or both weeks.

Drama

July 20 - 24

Drama instruction is available to all ages and will provide an introduction to basic acting skills.  Campers will participate in theater games and activities that will help them bond with each other and feel comfortable on stage.  Drama is a great way for campers to prepare for the Talent Show week, July 27th to July 30th.

 

Staff

Hun School faculty and staff, along with local elementary teachers, compose the camp counselor staff. Junior counselors are either Hun School students or students that have been a camper in the past and are in good standing.  Children receive supervision that is both experienced and caring.

Lifeguards with certified Red Cross water safety and life-saving credentials oversee the swim program.

Richard Volz '97, Chair of The Hun School's English Department and an eleven year veteran counselor at Hun Camp, provides the exceptional leadership that has distinguished the camp as one of the area’s finest.

Facilities

     
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Campers will use The Hun School’s turf field, grass fields, creek and woods, gymnasiums, tennis courts, athletic fields, shady lawns, and art rooms. The air-conditioned dining hall provides a comfortable setting for lunch. An afternoon snack is provided in the Shipley Pavilion.

Extended Care Program

Our extended care program allows parents to bring children to camp one hour before camp begins (8:00 a.m.) and stay up to two hours at the end of camp (5:15 p.m.). Both sessions are supervised by experienced counselors and junior counselors. During this time, campers enjoy free play and organized games. A snack in provided during the afternoon session. Extended care can be used on a regular basis or day-by-day, depending on need. Fees for care are $6.00 per hour in the morning and $8.00 per hour for the afternoon care.

Lunch

 
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Lunch is provided at no extra charge to campers. A variety of options are available: soup, green salad bar, fresh fruit, yogurt, daily hot entrees, a cold-cut bar, and a variety of salads (chicken salad, tuna salad). Peanut butter is available upon request. Children-friendly food options are provided (pizza, chicken nuggets), but not necessarily every day. Ice cream and pudding are available. Campers are encouraged to eat the healthy food items first before going to ice cream or pudding.

Camp Dates and Fees

Week one : June 29 – July 3 
Week two:  July 6 – July 10
Week three:  July 13 – July 17
Week four:  July 20 – July 24
Week five:  July 27 – July 31*  

*Pickup for camp on July 31st is at 8:00 a.m. in the Gymnasium. There is no camp on Friday, July 31st. 

A special rate is offered if the camp application is postmarked on or before April 1st. Fees include lunch and a snack, but do not include extended care. Families enrolling siblings will receive a $20 per week discount for each additional child. There is also a $30 discount for any family that refers a new family and a $25 discount for all returning campers. The fees are as follows:


Before April 1st - Full Day
 Half Day  After April 1st - Full Day Half Day
1 week $413  $207        $463                $232
2 weeks $825  $413     $875 $438
3 weeks $1,150  $575  $1,200    $600
4 weeks $1,428  $714  $1,478 $739
5 weeks $1,710  $855  $1,760  $880

 

The tuition, minus the application fee and deposit, is refundable up toJune 15th. If cancellation is not received in writing on or before June 15th, total payment of full tuition and fees is expected.  No deductions, credits, or refunds will be made for any reason, including, but not limited to illness, early withdrawal, dismissal, or absence.

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