Learning to Lead
The goal of our Environmental Leadership Program is to equip and encourage teens to be effective environmental advocates and conservation leaders in their homes and communities. During each session, Wildwood staff challenge teens to develop their individual leadership and community- building skills, and support them as they develop their own style and voice.
Each teen will be given opportunities to practice leadership-through teaching, service, outdoor adventure, and more-among their peers and younger campers. Each group of Environmental Leadership Participants (ELPs) will also focus on an environmental or conservation topic and how they apply their leadership skills to make a positive impact in their homes and communities. Teens will leave with knowledge and experience in goal-based leadership, and acting as a positive role model in their various communities.
Environmental Leadership Program - year 1 (ELP 1)
Teens entering grade 10
First-year ELPs participate in team-building activities, an environmental service project, and act as leaders and role models for their peers and younger campers. With the support and guidance of Wildwood staff, participants lead their peers in a program of their own creation. Off-site community service provides an opportunity to serve and connect with communities beyond Wildwood.
Environmental Leadership Program - year 2 (ELP 2)
Teens entering grade 11
During their second summer of ELP tends dive deeper into the concepts of leadership, putting their skills into practice throughout the Wildwood program and beyond. ELPs will focus on advocating for the environment in their homes and communities. This session gives participants skills to build on for years to come—at home, at school, and within their communities.
Second year ELPs are selected by application and interview. Contact the Wildwood office at 866-627-2267 or [email protected] for more information.
Wildwood utilizes electronic submission of health forms through CampDoc.com. In March, an invitation will be sent from CampDoc to create a profile. Your log in ID will be the parent/guardian email address. Please notify the office of any changes. Forms need to be completed by May 1. The Camp Handbook with packing list can be found on our website, updated each spring.
The first half of the camp tuition is due at registration. The remaining half is due by May 1. The first $100 paid is non-refundable. Refunds are not given for participant dismissal, failure to attend, absence, or sick days. If the camp must cancel a session, you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel on or before May 15, a refund of all but the $100 non-refundable deposit will be made. After May 15, no refund is available.