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Experts at simple fun and meaningful relationships, Camp Huawni utilizes seasoned counselors (averaging 7.4 years of experience at Huawni) with storied tradition to create an over-the-top overnight Texas summer camp experience.

Timpson, TX (November 5, 2012) Camp Huawni, an established East Texas overnight summer camp, today announces the launch of, a unique online experience for kids grades K-12 and their parents who are looking for a life-changing summer camp experience. The new site shares a fresh perspective on the value of summer camp for children through videos and story-telling photos. The site also displays a fun, interactive session-planning tool, a special section for parents, a special section for preparing for camp, and an all-encompassing news page that keeps you up to date with all things that embody Camp Huawni. There’s also an alumni section with video interviews from Camp Huawni alumni.

Interesting Facts About Camp Huawni:

    • Campers rated their counselors a 4.7 out of a 5 point scale in 2012.

    • 3 to 1 camper to counselor ratio.

    • 50+ activities and events for kids.

    • 8 out of 10 counselors were on staff the previous summer.

    • Huawni counselors have been a part of Huawni an average of 7.4 years.

    • 90% of two-week campers return to experience Huawni summer after summer.


One key ingredient that makes Camp Huawni unique is the quality of the counseling staff. Founder Mr. Earl Adams often said, “Hire counselors you want your kids to grow up to be like.” That wisdom is carried on today in Camp Huawni’s hiring process, as only 7.7% of new staff applicants are hired to be on the Huawni Staff.


The Need:

Why is a wholesome summer camp experience so important? Simply put, kids need role models. Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice found that when youth had role models, such as in their Big Brother/Big Sister program, their chances of initiating drug use dropped by 45.8%, and their tendency to lie to their parents dropped by 36.6%.


How It Works:

Camp Huawni’s mission is to love the kids. It’s a simple but robust calling, and they reach it in part by matching outstanding, college-aged role models with younger kids and putting them in a simple, non-busy environment. Even though there’s a structured schedule behind the scenes, Huawni’s daily goal is to create a seamless and free-flowing environment for the kids so that they feel comfortable, spontaneous, and at home. The result is a lifetime of memories, life-long friendships, and a sense of, as one parent recently put it, “belonging.”


Request Info Link makes it easy to request more information; just click the big blue “request info” button, and Camp Huawni will send you information about their upcoming summer and camp family.


Length Kids Can Stay:

Children grades K-12 can stay at Camp Huawni from 1 to 6 weeks, with most children staying a minimum of 2 weeks. Camp Huawni is an overnight summer camp for girls and boys, with girls camp located on the south side of campus and boys camp located on the north side of campus.


The Story:

In 1965, Earl Adams, or "Daddy Earl" as he is known at Camp Huawni, strolled down a school hallway in Henderson, Texas, and said to himself, "Hmmm…I wish my students could experience something where they weren't so tied down - a place where they truly could be themselves." So, he cut some logs, built a few cabins, dug a huge hole for a swimming pool…and his kids camp, Camp Huawni, was born. Mr. Adams, along with his wife Retha, was a lifelong educator in the Henderson school district, serving as a high school teacher, principal, head varsity football coach, and eventually superintendent. Mr. and Mrs. Adams’ legacy continues today as Camp Huawni strives to be what campers call their “second home.”


About Camp Huawni:

Camp Huawni is a throwback to a simpler time and place.  Sure - Camp Huawni has 50+ crazy fun activities, but what makes Camp Huawni one of the most sought- after kids summer camp is that it has Super Heroes (a.k.a. Huawni Counselors).  No wonder there's a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio- it allows our super heroes to live out our mission…"LTK" or love the kids.   At Camp Huawni, best friends are a plenty, and it's cool to be yourself. We've also learned that simple fun is the most fun", which is why mud fights, water balloon wars, and watermelon in your face are pretty much the norm.  So come join our family this summer where time stops and worries disappear.  You'll soon enough find your Second Home.


Video footage is available for viewing at - summer camp video


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