What is the philosophy of Hun Camp at The Hun School of Princeton?
At Hun Camp, we share our values of kindness, respect, and cooperation with each Hun Camper and inspire campers to have fun. From our innovative games, themed weeks and dining hall lunches, to our culminating talent show, we provide a safe environment for campers to unleash their imagination, build lasting friendships, and capture memories that will last a lifetime. Our veteran staff of Hun faculty are assisted by aspiring educators, many of whom were campers themselves. Together, they give campers the ability to push their limits and gain new life skills through swimmings lessons, organized athletics, and experiential education. The result is a lifelong Hun Camp community. Come join us!
What should my child bring to Hun Camp?
Here is what every camper needs to bring on their first day of Hun Camp:
Sandals, flip flops, or swim shoes
Cover or t-shirt to wear to swimming
Backpack or pool bag
Swim goggles (optional)
Any prescribed allergy medication, allergy action plan, or other medication that needs to be held with the counselor (i.e. epipen that must be in the original packaging in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name). The Allergy Action Plan needs to be completed in advance through online registration along with the medical form and uploaded copies of the immunization record and physical.
All campers will be assigned a locker to hold their personal items and receive a camp t-shirt on their first day.
**Sunscreen should be applied prior to camp. Sunscreen is not needed for swimming since the pool is indoors.
**Please leave all electronics at home including cell phones and ipods, Hun Camp is not responsible for lost, damaged or misplaced electronics. There is a phone at camp that can be used for local calls.
When does camp run?
Camp runs from the end of June to the end of July (see dates here). Campers can enroll in any weeks that fit the family’s schedule. The last day of camp will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Before and after care will be available on that day. There is no camp on July 4.
What ages are the campers?
Campers are between the ages of 5 - 13 and divided into groups based on age and gender. Campers that are thirteen are automatically enrolled in the Junior Counselor in Training Program (JCIT).
How much does camp cost?
One week tuition starts at $240 for half day and $470 for full day. You can visit the main Hun Camp webpage to search for discount. Before Camp Care and After Camp Care are offered for an additional fee and the discounts may also apply to these options. Please review the tuition chart on the Hun Camp main page for any discount campaigns that may be running. When using online registration the tuition will be seen under the child’s summary during the registration process. Tuition can be paid in full at the time of registration, or parents can opt into a payment plan. All tuition for camp is due before June 1.
Do you provide lunch?
Yes, we offer hot and cold lunch options in the dining hall. Campers can choose from a variety of choices including vegetarian meals. All campers eat with their camp group along with their counselor at 11:00 a.m. In addition to the hot lunch options, there are a variety of foods to choose from including a fresh salad bar and a cold cut and sandwich-making bar. There is always fresh fruit and a variety of beverages.
What are some of the games and activities?
Each camp week has a theme:
- Week 1: Play the Hun Way!
- Week 2: Play to Celebrate and Compete
- Week 3: Play to Create and Collaborate
- Week 4: Play to Explore and Experience, and
- Week 5: Play to Perform.
During the themed week, campers will participate in themed art projects, games, activities, special food, and celebrations. Some of the favorite days will continue such as Water Sports Day, Hun Olympics Day, and the annual Talent Show. Campers choose their own activities and participate with their group. Popular activities are archery, kickball, tennis baseball, pillow polo, art, crafts, board games, flag football, soccer, nature walk, fishing, prison dodge, and dodgeball. New games and activities are planned for 2018.
Do you have special instructional activities?
We have partnered with two well-known, child-centered companies: TGA Tennis & Golf Academy and The Handwork Studio, a sewing and handwork craft camp. Campers can coordinate a half day of Hun Camp, either a morning or afternoon session, with morning tennis or morning needlework art, or afternoon clothing design and machine sewing. Age restrictions apply for these camps and additional fees apply. Learn more here: https://summer.hunschool.org/page/hun-camp
How can I enroll in camp?
Camp enrollment is done through online registration. Just follow the prompts to enroll. A valid credit card is needed for enrolling.
What is the counselor to camper ratio?
Our average camper to counselor ratio is 10:1. However, during some weeks the groups may be smaller, or a little larger, but do not exceed twelve campers per group.
Who are your counselors?
Director Rich Volz has been with the camp since 2004. Rich is also chair of the School’s English Department, coaches junior varsity baseball, and is a Hun School alumnus. Each group has one adult counselor and most are Hun School teachers, alumni, or adult staff. We also employ junior counselors chosen from a large group of qualified applicants, most who are current Hun School students or were a camper for many years.
Does the camp provide swim instruction?
We provide daily swim instruction and supervised swim at an indoor pool. The Red Cross certifies our swim instructors as Water Safety Instructors. Lifeguards are also certified with lifeguard training and most have their CPR certification as well. The Hun School provides lifeguards and swimming instructors.
Do you offer before-camp care or after-camp care?
Our before-camp care runs from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and after care runs from 3:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Run by camp staff, we give campers a safe and fun environment to gear up for camp, or calm down from a busy day of fun. The fee for a week of morning sessions is $30 and the fee for a week of afternoon sessions is $80. Pre-registration and payment is required for and can be done through online registration for each specific week. This option can be added during camp if needed.
My child is allergic to bee stings and needs to have an EpiPen with him. Does the camp offer assistance with that?
Yes, we ask that parents complete the health form for your child during online registration. If your child has an allergy and needs an epipen, you will need to provide the epipen in its original packaging and instructions for use signed by a physician on the first day of your child’s camp experience. Your child’s group counselor will carry the epipen for your child to and from all activities throughout the day. It is best that the camp keep the epipen and packaging throughout the week, or weeks that your child attends camp so it is at the camp at all times.
Is there a nurse on duty?
We have a Registered Nurse on duty every day of camp. Our nurses are equipped to take care of any camp situation. Campers who feel ill, or need more nurse care than a first aid kit can provide will be escorted to the nurse’s office.
How can I pay for camp?
Camp is paid for with a credit card or debit card. Our online registration portal accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Final payments can be made with a credit card on the registration portal. A payment plan is also available with all payments due before June 1. Payments are automatically charged to the credit card we will have on file for the family account.
My child does not attend The Hun School during the regular school year, but can he or she still register for day camp?
Yes, the summer programs at The Hun School are open to any child as long as he or she meets the age requirements for the programs. Campers who want to be a JCIT have to be age 13 when camp begins.
My child wants to attend camp but as a parent I would like some academics. Can a camper enroll in academics and camp?
Yes, If your child is middle-school age, 11 to 13, students can take a morning class from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The 8:00 a.m. classes are Middle School Creative Writing, SSAT and Study Skills, and Middle School Pre-Algebra. After class, students can go to Hun Camp for activities, lunch, and swimming.
What is the deposit for camp?
Camp deposits are $100 per week for a full day of camp or $50 per week for a half day of camp. Deposits are deducted from your total camp tuition.
When is final payment due?
Final payment is due by June 1. We encourage parents to enroll their child as soon as possible so final payments can be made by this deadline. All payments are made through the online registration portal by logging back into your family account.
Can I sign up for selected weeks of camp?
Campers can sign up for selected weeks during the five-week camp season. Because we are striving to create a sense of community, we encourage campers to enroll in a two-week minimum camp experience.
Can I add weeks after I have registered?
Weeks can be added as long as there is availability. We recommend two week minimum for camp as this allows continuity within the camp group and provides a more enjoyable time for the camper. To add weeks, you simply log back into the camp registration portal with the username and password you created when first registering. Changes to camp weeks after June 1st are subject to a $50 processing fee.
Can I reserve a spot for camp by calling or emailing?
We do not hold spots for camp. All enrollments are through online registration. But please feel free to call us at (609) 921-7600 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the enrollment process, or with any questions about camp in general.
I have more than one child who wants to enroll in day camp. Do you offer any discounts?
Discounts are offered through a variety of campaigns throughout the year and into the spring. You can learn more here: https://summer.hunschool.org/page/hun-camp. Discounts may apply to each week of camp, along with the morning Before Camp Care or the After Camp Care. Each camper will have to have a separate application completed so we have the necessary personal information for each camper.
How are campers placed into groups?
Campers are placed into groups based on age and gender, not grade level. We will try to accommodate special group requests, but we cannot guarantee these placements. Campers are grouped for swimming based on ability.
When will this summer's camp information be available?