Your Home Away From Home
Our cabins sit on the southeastern lakeside edge of the White Mountain National Forest, each housing about seven campers and three counselors. All of our cabins have electricity, fully-equipped bathrooms, and ample cubby room for belongings.
If you haven’t seen the bunks yet, our typical boys and girls cabins are featured on the 8th and 9th location in our virtual tour. And, yes, the cabins really are that clean and spacious – though, the boys do tend to take a bit more prodding to keep everything tidy!
Cabins are shared by campers who are the same age, and we have multiple cabins for each age group. Drawing up our cabin rosters is a thoughtful and deliberate process, in which we consider each camper’s interests and the unique perspective that they will lend to their cabin. It is important to our staff that campers feel connected to their cabin mates through shared interests, without sacrificing diversity. The result is that everyone feels like family, no matter where they are from.
Cabin mates work together to maintain the cabin, learning important life skills that contribute to their growth and independence. But it’s not all chores! Bunk buddies will eat in the Dining Hall side-by-side, compete in color wars together, and go on lively outdoor adventures. From board games during rest hour to overnight white-water rafting trips, cabin mates share rewarding daily experiences that develop friendships unlike any others.
Speaking of white-water rafting, Camp Cody offers optional one-week adventures at the end of each session for campers ages twelve to seventeen. We have found that campers often aren’t ready to leave their cabin mates, so to accommodate these requests we developed a unique capstone experience. For more information, see our 1-Week Adventures page.
Getting Ready for Camp
Do you allow iPods, phones, or video games?
Cody is a technology-free camp. iPods, phones or video game devices are not allowed because we want campers to bond with each other and excel in their activities. However, this does not mean that your camper will be out of touch. In addition to scheduling calls with parents, we encourage families to write letters and keep in touch the “old-fashioned” way. Our campers look forward to our daily mail delivery!
What should I pack?
Packing for camp can be a daunting task, but not to worry! We send you a packing list in the mail with our other forms so that your camper can be extra prepared for a jam-packed summer full of fun!
We do our best to honor campers’ advance requests for friends or family members of the same gender to be a bunkmate. These requests are considered when developing cabin rosters to ensure campers feel at home and have a blast — every summer!