Why is Mohawk for girls only?
The Board of Trustees, the administration, campers’ parents and the campers themselves all agree: Mohawk provides an opportunity for girls to enjoy the friendship of other girls, the leadership of positive female role models, and the growth that occurs in an accepting atmosphere free from the worry or concern about how the opposite sex will perceive their looks, their actions, or their ideas.
This is not to say that Mohawk presents a shelter for girls to “hide” from boys. More, it is a place to discover personal strengths, become more confident, and develop an enhanced sense of self. In cabin discussions with older campers, the girls expressed the following: At Mohawk, they don’t have to worry about “competing” for a certain boy, they don’t worry about the boys getting more attention from the staff in the activities, and they don’t spend as much time with how they appear because they are not trying to impress a boy. The girls also expressed that they feel less inhibited at Mohawk and freer to express themselves, whether in the cabin Talent Show, in group conversations, or in activity classes. There is a small number of male staff working at Mohawk in support positions.