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A mom and two kids at Wildwood Family Camp, sitting on the edge of a floating foam raft with legs dangling into the water and wearing colorful life jackets,
Wildwood Camp, Rindge, NH

Family Camp

Wildwood Family Camp is fun for campers of all ages—from toddlers to grandparents! Bring the whole family to explore nature, reconnect, and meet other outdoor-loving families. Each family stays in its own cabin, wooden tent, yurt, or platform tent, or you can bring your own tent to sleep in.

A campfire blazes in the foreground while in the background, slightly out of focus, a group of families sits together in the outdoor amphitheater at Wildwood, enjoying an evening Family Camp program
Wildwood Camp, Rindge, NH

2024 Family Camp Session Dates

Session 1: August 5–9 (four nights)

Session 2: August 12–16 (four nights)

Session 3: August 18–21 (three nights)

Session 4: August 22–25 (three nights)

Family Camp Activities

Family Camp is a great way for parents to introduce future Wildwood campers to all the fun and excitement the outdoors has to offer. A variety of fun activities include:

  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Nature arts and crafts
  • Hiking
  • Ropes course challenges
  • Birding
  • Campfire songs and talent shows

There are ample opportunities to relax and enjoy time spent in nature, both together and in separate kid- or adult-only programs. All meals and daily snacks are included.

  • A father and daughter wearing red lifejackets are paddling a yellow, two-person kayak together.
    Hubbard Pond, Wildwood Camp, Rindge, NH
  • Several adults and children are seated at a group of picnic tables under a large tent, enjoying a family-style camp meal
    Wildwood Camp, Rindge, NH
  • A mother and son, both wearing lifejackets and hats, are swimming together and smiling.
    Hubbard Pond, Wildwood Camp, Rindge, NH
  • An adult wearing a climbing harness and helmet leaps from the top of a telephone pole, reaching for an orange ball suspended by a cable just out of reach, with pine trees and blue sky in the background
    Wildwood Camp High Ropes Course, Rindge, NH
  • A smiling mother and daughter wearing swimsuits and life jackets are seated on a large floating mat called a Lily Pad, surrounded by ropes and buoys
    Hubbard Pond, Wildwood Camp, Rindge, NH
  • A mom plays an acoustic guitar while her daughter holds up fake microphone for her to sing into
    Wildwood Camp, Rindge, NH
  • At Wildwood's Family Camp, a mom and dad and their three kids are seated on the edge of a dock, dangling their feed in the water. One child is in the water swimming; all three are wearing life jackets.
    Hubbard Pond at Wildwood Family Camp, Rindge, NH
  • A variety of freshly tie-dyed shirts hang drying on a clothesline strung between wooden posts at Wildwood's Arts & Crafts pavilion
    Wildwood Camp, Rindge, NH

Housing

Your family (up to eight people) sleeps in its own wooden tent, platform tent, rustic cabin, or yurt—complete with bunk beds and mattresses. You can even bring your own tent if you prefer!

Toilets and hand-washing stations are available at each unit. The central shower building with sinks and composting toilets is a short walk from any unit.

Meals

During family camp, most meals are served family-style at set times each day. Several high chairs are available. Healthy snacks are available in the dining hall mid-afternoon and hot coffee and tea are always available.

Special Diets & Food Allergies

Families who need to bring extra food for special diets are asked to leave all food in the dining hall, where they can have access to it anytime.

Please do not bring any foods that contain nuts or peanuts, or traces of these. Each family’s food must be in a sealable container labeled with the family name.

Schedule & Activities

We can't wait for your family to experience the fun of Wildwood. Here's what to expect:

Arrival

On arrival day, family campers may arrive in the afternoon between 2:00 and 3:00 pm and settle into living spaces and enjoy informal activities until the opening ceremony at 3:30 pm

Daily Activities

We have adults-only, kids-only, and all-ages activities that include sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, archery, bird/nature walks, arts and crafts, and high and low ropes challenge course activities. 

All activities are optional, and families are welcome to spend time exploring or relaxing on their own, or to use Wildwood as a base for day trips, but please let us know if you plan to miss a meal or leave camp.

Departure

On the final day of Family Camp, we’ll have closing activities and goodbyes after breakfast, and then families can return to their units to pack and prepare for departure. Families depart by 11:00 am.

My daughter displayed a level of independence that I was surprised by but I’m loving. Even though we’re in the middle of the woods, I feel really confident that she’s safe and that lets me feel comfortable letting her go off on her own and explore, building confidence in her own abilities and her own independence.

Family Camp Policies

Wildwood has a responsibility to provide a healthy, safe, and welcoming environment for its staff, campers, and the wildlife that calls our camp home. To that end:

  • Adult family campers may bring cell phones or pagers to keep in touch with family or work, but please turn them off or to silent mode during programs, and be aware that cellular reception is generally spotty or unavailable at Wildwood.
  • To protect native wildlife and habitats, as well as the health and safety of all participants, family pets may not be brought to Wildwood.
  • Adults may use tobacco products only in designated smoking areas away from children and must ensure that smoking materials are extinguished and any trash collected and properly disposed of.
  • Vehicles must be parked in the main parking lot and may not be driven around the property. A participant with a physical disability should call to discuss special arrangements for mobility and/or service animal needs.
  • Medications needed during family camp may be kept and administered by adults in each family group.