Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Looking back at the Wildwood waterfront and dining hall from across Hubbard Pond
Wildwood Camp, Rindge, NH

Environmental Leadership Program

Regretfully, Wildwood will not be operating a residential, overnight camp program in 2024, so the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) and Counselors-in-Training (CIT) will not be available. Learn more

About the Environmental Leadership Program

Nature needs the next generation of environmental leaders to be ready. 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. 

Each teen will learn more about how humans interact with and impact the environment while developing a strong connection to nature. They will be given opportunities to practice leadership—through teaching, service, outdoor adventure, and more—among their peers and younger campers. 

Each group of participants will also focus on an environmental or conservation topic and how they can apply their leadership skills to make a positive impact on the world.

  • Counselor and camper sitting in hammock
  • Rows of campers are seated in the outdoor amphitheater at Wildwood Camp at dusk, watching a counselor with a guitar play on the wooden stage, surrounded by lit Tiki torches.
    Wildwood Camp's outdoor amphitheater
  • A group of Wildwood's Environmental Leadership Teens lead a camp song outside the dining hall; a Progress Pride flag flies in the foreground.
    Wildwood's Environmental Leadership Teens leading a camp song
  • beds inside a yurt
    Yurt at Wildwood Overnight Camp