FAQ Category: Prospective Families

What if my camper is homesick?

We have many years of experience dealing with homesick campers and they will get the attention they need to get through it. It is natural for most campers to experience a degree of homesickness, especially if it is their first time away from home. It is not uncommon for parents to receive a homesick letter, only to call us and learn that homesick feelings have passed and the camper is now having fun.

The first few hours of camp are planned and geared in great detail to help campers feel more comfortable on the first day. Campers arriving at camp will quickly engage in games and icebreakers to help them meet new friends and feel more connected with their cabin.

How old are the counselors and where do they come from?

One thing that makes Camp Nock-A-Mixon so special is that approximately 85% of our counselors are former campers. About 15% of our staff is from England, most of whom return for at least two years on staff. The counselors range from high school seniors to college seniors. 

How often is laundry done?

Laundry is done once a week using an outside company which picks up laundry directly from camp, washes it, and then returns it. Each camper receives a personalized bag with a printed label that has the camper’s name, which allows the bag to be tracked from pickup to delivery.

What do campers do on rainy days?

Rain does not slow down the fun of camp. Few camps have as many indoor facilities as we have. These facilities allow us to keep our campers active during rainy days. There is covered gaga, aeroball, hockey, basketball, arts and crafts, dance, gymnastics, drama, dodgeball and spinning. We also use Lumar Hall, Canteen and our Amphitheater for sing-a-longs, game shows and bunk unity activities.