The Cabin is the nucleus of the Dudley Experience and each cabin is overseen by the Cabin Leader (who must be at least 18 and a high school graduate), a Junior Leader (16 years old) or Assistant Leader (17 years old) and in the Cubs, Plebes and Juniors, an Aide (15, the first year of leadership.) Essentially all of the Leaders at each level have come up through the Dudley program and have an excellent first hand knowledge of Camp.
Many of the summer’s most important experiences happen in the cabin setting… vespers, overnights, cabin games, and inspection. Cabins sit together and eat family style for each meal three times a day.
In the cabin group the Leader acts as the teacher, mentor, parent, brother and coach. Each cabin generally has 8 campers, which allows for excellent interaction between the leadership team and campers.
Every cabin at Dudley is unique and brings it’s own personality and traditions. They are named after colleges or universities, as well as some historic Dudley family names. This makes the cabin a true home for campers and Leaders allowing them to gel as a family unit.