Every day is special at Camp Huawni. Every morning you’ll wake up busting at the seams ready to participate in Huawni’s special events and night activities.
Thank goodness we’re a sleepaway camp - some of your favorite activities are at night. Here’s a snapshot of the adventures that are awaiting for you this summer!
Laugh your face off as your zany counselors take the stage to present to you this year’s new Opening Night Show - a mixture of improv, skits, and extra summer fun. Be sure and raise your hand high - you might get to participate!
Tag your friends, save your cabin mate, or just bob and weave your way to the flag circle! Warning - your counselors have been known to dress up pretty silly, so watch out! And yes…dancing is encouraged :)
Ever want to do a triathlon? Whether you’re a pro or just want to get your feet wet, the Huawni camper/kids triathlon is maybe the most rewarding event both to be in and watch. Swim the length of the Critter Pond, bike 2 miles up and down the private camp road, and trot one-mile through the Pineywoods…you have what it takes!
One of our most popular, evening summer camp activities, is more than your average cane pole fishing. Kissing a fish, canoeing, roasting a marshmallow, laughing at your counselors as they compete in Chubby Bunny, and Sing Song around the campfire are all part of this chill and fun-filled event.
Bring your costumes, jokes, dance moves, and microphone. No crowd will ever yell louder for you than at Camp Huawni!
Put on your swimsuit, and let’s head to the creek. You get to jump into a mud fight, eat (and throw…that’s right) watermelon, or carve your name in a towering beech tree next to a camper’s carving from 1968! This old-school hike is what makes Huawni one of the most sought after adventure camps in Texas.
Stretch out your blanket and lawn chair and come karaoke with your friends. After scarfing down a famous Huawni Hot Dog and listening to TJ tell the story of the Blue Wolf, take a front-row seat for an old fashion trailer ride through the mystical Pineywoods. And if you’re lucky - you might see the Wild Woman! PS - no feeding the wild woman.
They say, “Only the cool kids go on Sunday Hike.” Whether it’s a trek to the Indian Mounds, Turtle Rock, or Joe Shield’s old barn, Sunday Hike may soon make you a cool kid too. Put on your jeans, boots, and bring your walkin’ stick…it’s time for summer fun at it’s finest - Sunday Hike!
Pull out the giant tarp and liquid soap - it’s time for you to glide down Flagpole Hill! A snow cone to top it off when you’re done makes for your perfect day.
Celebrate good times as we reminisce the last two weeks of fun & friendships! Celebration is the night to grab your dancing shoes & head out to the Front Lawn, which has been transformed into the North Country Fair! Go around to different booths with your Camp besties to play games, snack on some cotton candy, & dance the night away!
You’ll never want to spend the 4th of July away from Camp after you experience the joy that is the 4th at Huawni. Get your red, white, and blue get up on, break out the glow sticks, and watch the famous Huawni Fireworks Show sponsored by TNT Fireworks!
Initiation is the climax of Camp, as 1st-year campers get to be initiated into the Tribe of Huawni. As you continue to come back each summer you’ll get to move up to a new tribal fire AND you’ll get a new piece of James Avery Huawni jewelry, only worn by campers who’ve come to Camp for so many years. Initiation is a solemn and meaningful end to Camp.
Pull out the six string and mandolin, gaze up at the stars, work up your best howl, and join in with all of Camp as you’ll get to dance and sing the day to a close. Sing Song is the harmony of Huawni Tradition and takes summer fun and memories to a whole new level.