Camp Awosting and Camp Chinqueka operate as two separate camps under a common philosophy and leadership, each with equal but separate facilities. Both camps have their own staff, programs, culture, and traditions.
The typical pressures of boys and girls interacting are gone! Campers don’t feel the need to impress the opposite sex and can enjoy a fun summer by fully engaging in their cabin. Our boys are able to open up and embrace their emotions. Boys are able to forge deep social connections without the pressures of the boy-girl dynamic that they’re used to during the school year. Our boys are nicer to each other, without the social pressures that can come from an intense co-ed camp.
Awosting strikes the perfect balance between the unique camaraderie of a boys camp and the richness of life in an intentional co-ed community. When we do bring our two camps together it is always in the context of making age-appropriate friendships and activity-oriented programming. Our boys enjoy the well supervised weekly socials, friendly activity exchanges, theatre programs, and special events with the girls, either at Camp Chinqueka or here at Awosting.