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Camp Watonka
summer camp
Type:  Overnight
Gender:  Boys
Focus:  Computer / Science / Math
Website:  watonka.com external link
Winter Phone:  570-857-1401
Profile updated: 3/12/06    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

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Rating: 4.2 out of 5 based on 19 reviews.

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Click to report rating    8/3/13   5     4     5     5     5   This is my second year at watonka and I loved it. You are now allowed to bring phones and they have wifi. The food got a lot better from last year. They have an amazing range in activities unlike any other camp. Watonka has an amazing lake and river and they're staff is really nice. I would suggest Camp Watonka to anyone RID: 45488
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Click to report rating    7/22/13   5     5     5     5     5   My 10 year old just spent his second summer there (1 month). He loved it and can't wait to go back! He has nothing but good things to about the relaxed atmousphere, the counselors and the other kids. He is shy at home but LOVES this camp! RID: 45298
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     8/12/12   4     4     5     4     5   It is my third year at this camp and yet again I had alot,alot of fun in the four weeks that I was here. Alot of people think that the ''eat everything on your plate rule'' is harsh and stupid, but I think the camp is being smart and its your kid's fault if they took 2 burgers took one bite and hated them. The camp definately has and old school feel which gives the camp a ton of personality. You sleep in good quality wooden cabins and the staff is superb. RID: 42328
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Click to report rating    7/11/12   4     5     5     5     5   I liked it. It was fun. I'm going for a whole month next year! I liked the food. RID: 41671
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Click to report rating    1/11/12   4     4     5     5     4   I went in the late 1990's early 2000 and I loved it. There were so many activities I could really get into. Some of my biggest hobbies (photography, computers, lego robotics, biking) originated there. I was first really exposed to physics at Watonka and went on to study that in college. The open schedule was great because it gave me the freedom to decide what I wanted to do and when (more or less). Sure, there were gripes. I had a year with bad counselors but I talked to the director and changed bunks. The eat-what-you-take rule is dumb, but certainly not a big deal in the grand scheme of things (and the food was pretty good). For any boy who is interested in science, I strongly recommend sending them to Watonka! RID: 37688
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Click to report rating    1/3/12   5     4     5     5     5   Camp Watonka is a great place. The fact that a lot of counselors are former campers should be a good indication of how much most people enjoy Watonka. The size is just right to foster a close knit group and the location is second to none. RID: 37624
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Click to report rating    8/5/11   5     4     4     4     4   The staff is fun and easy going, the activities are fun and you get used to them after a while, the food is OK not the best but eddible, however homesickness is a rather overlooked topic at camp, there are no phone and no way to contact parents ECXEPT by letter, the field trips are fun and ussualy go well, all together its an OK camp RID: 36623
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Click to report rating    7/22/11   5     2     5     4     2   its good because the staff is amazing i like them facilities need updating, They have over 50 activities to choose from, RID: 36472
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     4/3/11   5     5     5     5     5   This camp was amazing. My very first camp was horrible. this was my first sleep away camp in 4 years. food is great and same with field trips.you will never get bored.i would highly suggest this camp. RID: 35552
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Click to report rating    3/4/11   5     5     5     5     5   I've been to this camp for the last 3 years and seen a number of changes. I think their long history is why they had the 'eat what you take' and 'no contact with home' stuff. But they have stopped this in the last couple of years. They still don't wont waste so kepp the price down but everyhting is a lot more flexible. I really like the small size where everyone knows everyone else and I like being able to choose my own activities. RID: 35263
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Click to report rating    8/2/10   5     5     5     5     5   Camp watonka is amazing!!I love the staff, food, and the lake is so beautiful. and you get a great experience of science and technology. when you are old and grey, you will think back to the good ol days at this gorgeous camp. the wilderness is to die for. and the food, yummmy stuff. I made great friends. and the people that own this place, they are the sweetest family. and you will never regret going here. <3 <3 <3 I LOVE THE WACKERS! RID: 33587
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Click to report rating    10/22/09   2     3     4     2     2   I was a 5 year camper, who by the middle of the 5th year realized the stupidity of many of the camps rules and schemes to bring in new campers. Homesickness is ruled with an Iron Fist, allowing no contact with the outside world except for letters, which means many younger campers who may just need a conversation on the phone with their parents to help aleviate the feeling of homesickness are mostly ignored and don't enjoy the expirence. The recent change from 2 to 1 week sciences have made it virtually impossible to aquire any more than a cursory introduction into the topic of choice. A decision made to help 2 weeks campers "get more sciences" actually gives them more veraity and less depth. The added veraity can be helpful for younger campers, but for older campers it proves to confuse things as they can not delve deep enough into material to gain new knowledge, rather than supplementing basic knowledge of the subject. RID: 31412
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Click to report rating    1/14/09   5     3     1     3     1   The "science" classes are boring if you are really interested in science. I knew all the stuff they were teaching in school, and you only get to take 2 classes. The stupid eat everything on your plate is a joke. I almost threw up at the table when I tried to eat my piece of pie for dessert. It was gross and it was my favorite kind of pie. If you're a smart kid, stay away from here. Wish I had gone to camp with my brother instead. RID: 28591
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Click to report rating    12/30/08   5     5     5     4     4   Terrific camp! I have gone to Watonka for seven years in a row. The activities are unique, and I learned things you coulndn't learn anywhere else. It's a little tough for the young ones, but great for middle schoolers and up. Highly Recommended! RID: 28228
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Click to report rating    5/12/08   3     3     4     2     2   This is an average camp with kind of an old school feel. Its setting and location allow for several different types of activities. While good for the sciences the "fun" type activities and equipment, while recently updated, still falls behind other camps but then i guess you can't have it all. The lake is loaded with snapping turtles. I saw a few bad things happen including a counsellor return to a campers cabin after a night at the bar and urinate in the corner of a cabin while drunk. Also i saw a kid almost get washed away in the river on a hike that took place during bad weather. The eat what you put on your plate rule is harsh especially on the young ones who may not even tried the food on the menu before. RID: 23103
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Click to report rating    4/9/07   5     5     5     5     5   ive been to the camp 3 years its gooood rifle is real fun with joe and i like leather and chemistry and lots of other stuff RID: 9580
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Click to report rating    7/20/06   4     3     4     5     4   Camp Watonka is a great place for kids who want to learn some stuff about science and have a regular sleepaway camp experience. The only bad things that I could find about the camp were the "eat what you put on your plate" rule, no internet connection, and that my tooth got chipped by the evil counselor, Meredith. GRR! Overall, the camp may be a little rough for 7-9 year-olds, so i suggest that you go there when you're 10+. (or else you can't do minibikes!!!) RID: 1503
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     6/26/06   2     3     5     2     1   RID: 1157
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Click to report rating    5/26/06   4     3     5     5     5   Camp Watonka is a great camp. Most of the staff are friendly, and the activites are awesome. You'd think that with a science camp, it would be only geeks who go, but it's really not. They mask learning behind fun. Summer '06 is my 6th summer at Watonka! RID: 465
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