Cabin Groups

We believe that small cabin groups and caring, supportive counselors provide our campers with the best opportunity for personal growth and learning. Campers are grouped together into cabin groups during their stay at camp, typically with 6 to 8 campers and one (or more) counselors per group.

Cabin groups function as a family while they are at camp – they share a living space, eat meals together, and do almost all activities together as a group. They have the same counselor(s) all week, so there are lots of opportunities for team-building throughout the session.

Counselors

In Classic Camp, most campers are assigned to counselors (primary care staff) of the same gender. In some cases, counselors are selected to work with children of a different gender. In specialty programs, any gender staff may work with a cabin group. We have strict supervision policies in place to ensure staff are never 1-1 with campers, especially during showering, changing, and at night.

We want to be inclusive of the needs of all campers and parents, so please let us know in your registration if you have any strong preferences regarding your child’s housing or counselor assignment.

Units

Cabin groups of the same age are grouped together into clusters called “units”. Although most activities are done by cabin groups, there are plenty of opportunities for inter-unit and all-camp interaction. While units are typically organized by grade level, unit placements can vary by session or year depending on enrollment. Some Specialty Camps are integrated into the Classic Camp units and others have their own unit.

We cannot guarantee placement in any particular unit based on grade/age – it is entirely dependent on enrollment each session, and there may be overlap between the ages assigned to each unit.

Classic Camp Units:

  • Fireflies (entering grades 1-3/4)
  • “The Hill” – Blueberry Hill and Magic Hill (entering grades 4-5/6)
  • Village (entering grades 6-7/8/9)
  • Horizon (entering grades 8+)

Specialty Camp Units:

  • Wrangler (horse specialty camps)
  • Kiwanis (boating specialty camps)
  • Adventure (adventure trips and Nocturnal)
  • Teen Leadership (CIT, RSIT, and LEAD)