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. Afternoons are spent at The Pennington School where campers participate in free swim and swim instruction.

Philosophy

           
IMG_0370.JPG

           
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

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.

IMG_3535.JPG

During the first week of camp, June 30th to July 3rd, campers can sign up for drama. Drama instruction is available for 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.

During the second week of camp, July 7th - 11th, campers can sign up for soccer instruction. This program is for all ages, beginner to intermediate. The instruction will take place on the School’s turf field during the morning activity time. Campers are asked to bring appropriate soccer wear. No sandals, please. Soccer skills will be taught through drills and fun competition.

During the fourth week of camp, July 21st - 25th, campers can sign up for coed basketball instruction. Our camp basketball instruction is for all ages, beginner to intermediate players. The instruction will take place during the morning activity time.  Basketball fundamentals will be taught through drills and fun competition. Campers must have the appropriate footwear. No sandals, please.

To sign up for either program, check the appropriate box on the camp application.

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, 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

     
_97P8468.JPG


The Hun School’s turf field, grass fields, creek and woods, gymnasiums, tennis courts, athletic fields, shady lawns, and art room are supplemented by the Pennington School’s Olympic-sized swimming pool. 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

 
_97P8065.JPG


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.

Weekly sessions

Week one: June 30 – July 3 *
Week two: July 7 – July 11
Week three: July 14 – July 18
Week four: July 21 – July 25
Week five: July 28 – August 1**

 

*There will be no camp on Friday, July 4th
**Pickup for camp on August 1st is at 8:00 a.m. in the Gymnasium. There is no camp on Friday, August 1st.

Camp Fees

A special rate is offered if the camp application is postmarked on or before April 1st. See below. Campers are asked to sign up for a minimum of two weeks, which need not be consecutive. Fees include lunch and a snack, but do not include extended care. Families enrolling siblings will receive a $20 per week discount for each child. The fees are as follows:

Before April 1st
After April 1st
2 weeks $825 $875
3 weeks $1,150 $1,200
4 weeks $1,428 $1,478
5 weeks $1,710 $1,760

Contact Us