Hawthorne offers a blend of engaging instruction and pure fun. Each day will start with an instruction period featuring such favorites as Sailing & Windsurfing, guitar, robotics, archery, woodsmanship, and swimming. Campers will work towards earning the 3 mastery levels of their skill.
After their skill building session, campers will enjoy a range of activity options that promote teamwork, athleticism, and sportsmanship. Take a voyage to the deserted island on a kayak adventure, duck and throw your way to victory in a dodgeball game, slide down the insano volcano inflatable mountain, or rock some beach nukem on the lakeside volleyball court.
The nature of the activities at camp allows campers to practice resolving disagreements and navigating a variety of social situations on their own. Counselors are skillful referees of camp life, but campers learn to experience and make their way through a variety of responsibilities, duties, opportunities, and activities.
While Hawthorne will tailor activity choices for boys, Athena Girls Camp runs concurrently and many activities, in addition to meals and campfire, will be coed.
Read more about our old school camp philosophy below. Or check out our activities page to see what a day in the life of a Camp Hawthorne camper looks like. Or go to facilities to view our beautiful campus and rustic accommodations. The FAQ page has a wealth of commonly sought answers. If you still have questions, you can get in touch with us using the contact info at the bottom of each page, or chat with a counselor instantly using the chat box in the bottom right. We'd love to hear from you!