Wildwood is a place where kids venture into the great outdoors, track animals, build shelters, plant seeds, read maps, swim, kayak and hike. In other words, it's where kids go to have fun! While sharing good times outside, Wildwood campers build community, and learn that they have the power to make a difference.
And now it's your turn! Whether you donate to the Kids to Camp Scholarship Fund, the Wooden Tent Campaign, or the Camp Enrichment Program, YOU can make a difference, too.
A donation in any amount is appreciated. Thank you for your support.
Each year, over 600 children get outside and explore nature at Wildwood. For many, this is the start of a lifelong love of the natural world. Our camp scholarship fund helps defray program fees for children whose families cannot afford camp.
In 2017, we offered over $60,000 in camp scholarships, including significant support to Hubbard Pond Campers. These campers—who came to camp for the first time—are young people from cities in Massachusetts who are referred to Wildwood via social service agencies.
You can make it possible for a child to come to camp. Please support our camp scholarship fund, so that everyone who wants to come to camp may do so.
Help Us Build New Wooden Tents
Wildwood is blurring the line between outdoors and in, and with your support, will have six Wooden Tents by the end of 2018! These structures, which will replace our platform tents, are designed to allow campers to be “almost outside.”
In the spirit of Wildwood, the Wooden Tents are simple in design, without electricity or running water. Every element enhances our campers’ connection to nature. Large screened openings on all four corners make the tents feel light and airy. Barn doors at the back open wide onto a spacious wooden deck. The center section of the roof is translucent fiberglass for letting in sunlight, and viewing the nighttime sky. All of these details create a sensory connection to the outdoors.
The Wooden Tents in the Fossey Unit are complete. Our next goal is to build three Wooden Tents in the Thoreau Unit. Please help us complete this project by making a gift today!
Every year we purchase new equipment and supplies. Some years we buy life jackets, canoe paddles and ponding nets. Other years we purchase field guides, bows and arrows, and gear for the ropes course. Every year we carefully review what needs replacing so that our campers have a safe and fun camp experience.
Please support the Camp Enrichment Program, and enhance the camp experience for everyone!
Questions? Please contact Camp Director Becky Gilles at 603-899-5589 x3701 or by email. Thank you!