Learn a few of the popular words and phrases we use at camp.
A field– Athletic Field where campers play soccer, ultimate Frisbee, baseball and many other fun and interesting field games.
- Polar – 8am jump in the lake
- Teddy – 9pm jump in the lake
- Pooh – 7am fun at the barn
- Brown – sleeping in and not doing Polar Bear or Pooh Bear
Blotter / skit night – where the campers are the thespians
Bug juice - a camp favourite at the lunch meal of specially harvested bugs (grape bug juice is made with bugs harvested in the fall and cherry is flavoured from Spring collections)
Cookie and/or Gopher - the camper who has been assighed each day to set the table and clear the plates.
G swim - General Swim scheduled at 4.20 daily.
Gaga - a dodgeball like game played in a hexagon shaped arena.
Ort - the food left by the group after each meal.
Rode card - the official card all staff carry on their trips that identifies them with HWH Camps.
Roofball / Bell Ball - The very popular game played off the cage roof at HWH.
Bigfoot - Running fun in the woods.
Sloth - The mythical creature that can be spotted at Sleeping Bear Dunes (watch for them falling from trees)
Super Saturday - not just any Saturday it is a super Saturday - all camp, all theme day of fun from sun up to sun down.
Old Dining Hall located at HWH (ODH) - Built in 1936 and where you will find Arts and crafts.
Trailside Lodge located at AHWH (TSL) - Built in 1920 and where you will find Arts and Crafts.
Axle grease - a delicious blend of peanut butter and Jelly
Bow Rudda – what we respectively call our canoe instruction expert, Dave Foley
Squamish - A game exclusively played by counselors at their evening meetings.
- Cell Phones
- Video Games
- Single Gender
- Extended Trips
- International Staff