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FAQs

Prospective Families

Why should our family choose Camp 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 1938. Our camp record speaks for itself. We take our 96% camper return rate as a reflection on the environment we create. This return rate also keeps camp full every summer, allowing us to re-invest into the facility and programs while keeping tuition the greatest value in camping.

Can I tour the camp?

Yes, of course. We offer private family tours most days during the summer. We also have 2 Try-It Days available for potential camper participation as well. We strongly recommend attending one of our Try-It Days. We have found children get a much better feel for the Nock-A-Nixon camper experience.

How many campers are in a cabin?

Not all of our cabins are the same size. Most house 10-14 campers. Each cabin will have 3-4 counselors.

Can my child bunk with a friend?

We accept cabin requests and do everything we can to accommodate them. If there is any issue with a cabin request we will contact you.

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.

What is your cell phone policy?

Campers are not allowed their cell phones or internet access during their time at camp. We believe camp is a great place to “unplug” and enjoy conversation, not text messages.

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.

What if a camper is homesick?

We have many years of experience getting campers through homesickness. Each child will get the attention they need to get through it. Learning to live away from home is an important part of growing up. We are happy to help with this transition.

How old are the counselors? Where do they come from?

Most of our counselors are former campers – roughly 75% to 80% each summer. The counselors range from high school seniors to college seniors. Counselors who are not former campers are at least college sophomores. About 10% of the staff will be from England, many whom return for at least 2 years on staff.

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.

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 as well as a bar code ID, which allows the bag to be tracked from pickup to delivery.

Is there a doctor or nurse in residence?

Yes, the camp has doctors that live on-site and rotate throughout the summer. We also have 5-6 nurses who live in the health center, throughout the whole camp season.

What kinds of trips do you take?

We take our campers on a variety of different trips during the summer. Please see the Special Events & Trips section of our website.

What do campers do on rainy days?

Few camps have the indoor facilities we have. These facilities allow us to keep our campers active during rainy days. There is covered gaga, hockey, basketball, arts and crafts, dance, gymnastics, drama, dodgeball and spinning. Of course we have gotten creative at times with newspaper fashion shows, giant jenga, team building games and much more. Rain does not slow down the fun of camp.

What is the tuition? Are there any other costs in addition to tuition?

Tuition depends on age and payment method. Please see the Dates and Fees section of our website.