Wildwood units are designed to create a peer-focused community.
Fossey girls: ages 11-12, entering grades 6-7 in the fall
Thoreau boys: ages 11-12, entering grades 6-7 in the fall
Thoreau campers live in platform tents and Fossey campers live in wooden tents. Thoreau and Fossey are both Units, each unit is a cluster of 3-4 tents. A counselor sleeps in each with 4-7 campers. A unit leader is available to support campers and staff in each unit. Each unit has toilet facilities nearby and centrally located showers just down the path.
At Wildwood, the environment is fun and noncompetitive: each camper is an important part of the community and is valued and respected for their interests and contributions.
When campers arrive at Wildwood, they participate in a Nature Groups (NGs) activity each morning, allowing time to discover field, forest, and wetland habitats and the intriguing behaviors of birds, insects, mammals, invertebrates, and more through hands-on investigation. In the afternoon, campers will choose from a variety of Discovery Group (DG) activities, so every day brings new experiences. Later in the day during Open Activity Time (OATs), campers can choose from a number of informal activities on the spot. Every day, campers have opportunities to grow in independence with the support of the entire Wildwood community.
Wildwood utilizes electronic submission of health forms through CampDoc.com. Within 48 hours of registering, CampDoc will invite you to create a profile. Your log in ID will be the parent/guardian email address. Health forms need to be completed by May 1st. Please notify the office of any changes.
The Camp Handbook with packing list can be found on our website, updated each spring. There is a $100 deposit per week due at time of registration. The remaining balance is due by May 15th. The first $100 paid is non-refundable. If you need to cancel before May 15th, we will refund all but $100. After May 15th, no refund is available. Refunds are not given for dismissal, failure to attend, absence, or illness/injury.