Camp IHC began in 1940, and thousands of campers and staff have come through their gates ever since. While some of the faces, names, and activities have changed, the commitment to an authentic and traditional sleep away camp experience has not.
THOUGH CAMPERS MIGHT GET OLDER, TRADITIONS STAY THE SAME.
Camp IHC is a traditional camp that is proud of our origins and our culture. That means that we do not allow access to cellphones, the Internet, or other various types of technology during the campers' seven weeks stay. In addition, young women at IHC are taught to be comfortable in their own skin, which is why make-up and bikinis are also not allowed.
Friday Night Campfires
Although IHC is divided into a number of sections and divisions, we always remember to celebrate our universal philosophies as one camp. Every Friday all of camp has a special three-course dinner, followed by our traditional weekly campfire.
Dave leads the singing of our favorite songs around the fire and Shelley shares a meaningful poem. Joel and Lauren lead the staff and CITs in motivational and inspirational discussions that teach campers about kindness and carrying that positive message outside of camp. Everything that is taught at Camp IHC is to help develop our campers into caring, loving, and giving young adults.
Every morning and evening, the campers meet for announcements, birthday celebrations, and songs about lost teeth! Every day we honor the flag and the country that we live in, reminding our campers to be thankful for all the opportunities and freedoms that their parents and our country has given them.
Nature Hikes and Education
In addition to our fantastic adventures that our OPT team leads for our campers, they are also responsible for taking them on short nature hikes around camp. On these hikes campers learn about the different plant and animal life, along with some history about the the people that used to inhabit the same area that IHC lies on today.