FAQ Category: Prospective Families

What about special dietary needs?

We can accommodate most dietary needs. Our campers with nut allergies, lactose intolerance and other special dietary concerns do very well at camp. Please contact the office to discuss your child’s specific needs.

Can campers email or call home?

Campers can call home 2 times a summer. The calls are scheduled by the parents. Children will not have internet or email access during the summer. We have 3 letter writing days per week in which our campers must write letters home.

Can I tour the camp?

Yes, of course. We offer private family tours most days during the summer. We also have Try-It Days available for potential camper participation as well. We strongly recommend attending our Try-It Days. We have found children get a much better feel for the Nock-A-Mixon camper experience.

Why should our family choose Nock-A-Mixon?

At Nock-A-Mixon, we work to provide a safe and fun environment for children to be happy, grow and make life-long friends. Accomplishing these goals has been the secret to our success since 1939. Our camp record speaks for itself. We take our 96% camper return rate as a reflection on the environment we create. This return rate allows us to re-invest into the facility and programs while keeping tuition the greatest value in camping.

Can my child bunk with a friend?

Yes, we accept bunking requests for all first-time campers and do our very best to accommodate them. If there is any issue with a request, we will contact you.

What is your email and phone call policy?

Campers can call home two times during the summer. These phone calls are pre-arranged by the parents and are typically before or after breakfast, lunch or dinner. Parents also have the option to email their campers through a parent portal, but it is a one-way email system and campers will not be able to email back since they have no email access or internet capabilities. We have three required letter writing days per week where campers are required to write home.

What is your technology policy?

We want our campers to “unplug” for the summer. We do not permit cell phones, laptops, iPod Touches, Apple watches, iPads, Kindles or tablets of any kind. We do allow some MP3 players as we feel that music is an integral part of the camp culture. 

Can I send care packages during the summer?

Care packages become a competition among parents. In our experience they also clutter the cabin with unnecessary junk. Therefore we do not allow them at Nock-A-Mixon. Should your child need something (eyeglasses, shin guards, book, etc.) that package is easily cleared through the office.