What are the cabins like?
These are pictures of the cabins and the interior of one typical cabin. All of the cabins are summer camp style housing with individual beds, "cubby holes" for storage, electrical outlets, toilets, sinks, showers, and lots of hot water. A typical cabin holds 8 people at capacity. The housing option you choose will determine how many other people are in your cabin. There are both smaller and larger cabins and one cabin more suited for those who have mobility challenges. Cabins are spread over the camp with the main camp amenities near the center. Whether you want to be close to the action or far from the crowd, there are a number of cabins that will be available for you to choose. You can request your housing preference when you register.
You are welcome to decorate your cabin as you wish. You can hang holiday lights, drapes, or rearrange the cabin as you see fit for the duration of your stay. All we ask is that you restore everything back to its original condition prior to your departure.
So the cabins are being renovated?
Yes, and not just the cabins! Pocono Valley resort has been doing significant upgrades and renovations in anticipation of Happy Doc's arrival. We've worked with Howard and the Pocono Valley staff for almost two decades on a variety of programs, and we're very excited to see what they've got in store for us.
Can I request a specific cabin?
Sure! At the time you register, you can request to be housed in a specific cabin or with specific people. We will try our best to accommodate your request.
Please note that depending on availability of room in a cabin and the time that your request has been made, we may not be able to guarantee specific housing requests. This usually is not a problem unless the camp is full or there is a large group that wants to be housed in a specific cabin or in a particular location at camp. If you have any questions, just ask!
Can I move to another cabin?
Sure! If for some reason that you're not happy with your cabin or cabin mates, just let the staff know and we'll move you to another location. We keep track of who's assigned to where in case there is an emergency and it also helps us know what open beds there are if people need to be moved or we have last minute registrants. If you move to a cabin of a different occupancy level (e.g., "quad" to "double") you will need to pay the difference when moving.
Can we decorate our cabin?
Absolutely! In fact, it's encouraged. We want you to have the time of your life and if that means you want to make your cabin more "homey" and festive, by all means, please feel free to do so. You may add holiday lights, hang pictures, posters, drapes, etc. All we ask is that you return your cabin to its original condition prior to your departure.
Outside of that, have fun!
Can I stay at a nearby hotel?
Of course, you can! Contact us for information on hotels nearby.
We understand that there might be some that may not like the concept of group housing or sharing their personal space with others and may opt to stay at a local hotel. That's perfectly fine.
If that is the case and you do want to stay off camp, hotel costs are not included in your reservation fees and will be paid separately directly to the hotel. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a credit or discount for staying off camp. The camp charges Happy Doc Summer Camp the same rate whether you stay on camp or at a nearby hotel.
Can I stay in a tent?
Sure! You're welcome to make this event whatever you want it to be. Camping is permitted in most areas of camp, but due to some of the infrastructure of pipes and wires, camping in certain areas is not permitted. Upon arrival, our staff will be happy to help you with finding your perfect spot to pitch your tent.
Because this is a summer camp and not a typical camp for tents and RV's (like KOA campgrounds), there are no permanent or assigned tent locations. Walk around the camp and if you find a spot you like under a nice shade tree, go ahead and pitch your tent after you check with the staff.
If you do want to stay exclusively in your tent, you will be assigned a cabin for bathroom and shower privileges.
Can I bring an RV?
Of course! Like the issue of tents, RV's are permitted only in certain locations. Please check with the staff upon arrival to find out the best location(s) for your RV.
Since this is a summer camp, it's not set up like a traditional KOA campground for RV's. Thus, there are no permanent RV set ups, meaning there aren't any power, water, or sewer hook ups. If you need power in your RV, you may be able to run an extension cord to a nearby cabin or other building. For those that stay in an RV, you will be assigned to a cabin for bathroom and shower privileges.