Camp Hardtner has long been a site for the development of personal and social identities and skills; a space that is free of fear of stigma while promoting self-expression. As such, and as an Episcopal camp, Camp Hardtner is inclusive and affirming. We welcome campers and staff of all of races, religions, gender identities and expressions, and orientations.
Camper housing will be assigned based on the housing selection made during registration. Boys should select the Southside and girls the Northside. Gender expansive campers should pick whichever side feels safe and appropriate for them. We commit to using the name and pronouns that campers share with us, regardless of their cabin assignment, and to respecting their privacy. Should a camper ask to switch, we will do our best to accommodate them. All campers have a private place to change, shower, and use the bathroom in the cabins.
We believe that a big part of the camp experience is making new friends.
We work to balance all cabins in terms of age, hometown, experience, and other factors to ensure our campers have the well-rounded experience our families expect.
By not making special assignments the campers quickly branch out and make new friends as well as grow the skills to thrive away from home – wonderful by-products of time spent at Camp Hardtner.
There is tons of time during the session for friends and relatives to spend with each other every day.
Cabin assignments are made at the discretion of Camp Hardtner and we respectfully decline the majority of cabin mate requests.