Camp Huawni is THE summer camp of all summer camps in Texas that you will hate leaving. For over half a century, Camp Huawni has specialized in tradition and good ‘ole fashion fun. In 1965, founder Earl Adams, known around here as Daddy Earl, turned his life-long dream of starting a kids camp into a reality. As a life-long educator, Daddy Earl noticed that kids, just like you, weren’t experiencing fully the joys of “just being a kid” in the structured environment of a K-12 school. So, with some pine planks, a hammer, and a hill-top view once scattered with sugar cane, Camp Huawni was born. Now, three generations later, Camp Huawni continues to pour into the next generation.
So what keeps your friends coming back to Huawni like second helpings of Ms. Ada’s Fried Chicken? Other than the fact that we’re experts at fun, we provide an electrified environment for friendships to flourish, and we do it with over-the-top counselors. Just think – you have this cool, college-aged older sister or brother who actually bugs you to play with them. That’s really how it is, and they love you just like you are…you don’t have to pretend to be popular or someone you’re not.
So why are our Huawni Counselors so dad-gum great? They love what they do (loving your kids), and they’ve been training all their lives.
Our mission is to LTK, or love the kids. We define love as accepting where one currently is and fighting for who one truly is. Loving our campers and each other includes using uplifting language, putting others first, embracing virtue, and encouraging our friends. So how do we share the love with you? It’s a simple yet an all too diminishing commodity – our time.
My campers showed me how to find joy in simple fun and gave me a great opportunity to grow in my leadership abilities. Working at camp is challenging… but if you love forming relationships and working with kids then this is one of the most rewarding jobs you can have! -Chris B. 2019 Counselor
Our counselors WANT to spend time getting to know & have fun with your kiddos… pretty cool, right??
In the context of crazy fun, being outdoors, long-standing tradition, and rich relationships, our big goal at camp is for your son or daughter to leave our gates knowing who they are. True significance means that we want your child to embrace their one-of-a-kind,uniqueness. Purpose means that your child was created to change the world and do something special only they have the ability to do.
At Camp Huawni, our beliefs are about as ingrained in our people as a Hershey’s chocolate and mallow are in a graham cracker.
We believe that:
Campers come to Camp Huawni anywhere from 1 to 8 weeks, with most coming a minimum of two weeks. Camper ages are K-11 (Kindergarten through Juniors in High School).