During a week at Batawagama, one spends very little time in the cabin. Yet cabin life seems to be one of the most memorable parts of camp. There are typically 10 to 12 campers, of similar ages, in a cabin with one counselor. The cabin, throughout the week, becomes a second home, a place to unwind, and a gateway to garner friendships.
After an overnight both counselors and campers happily go back to their cabins and feel as if they’ve returned home. The creak of the cabin floor and the squeak of the bed are now welcomed sounds that lull campers to sleep. During the daily rest hour at camp, the campers unwind in their cabins and re-energize for the busy day. The hour is typically spent sleeping, reading, drawing, or writing letters home.