There’s time for just one more update from overnight camp. It’s so hard to believe it’s already over!
We had a Tropical Paradise Beach Party and it was an outrageous amount of fun: Swimming, canoe wars, sandcastle-building, limbo, a photo booth with props, giant Jenga and Connect 4, and one really epic dance party!
Another highlight of the week was “Becky’s Surprise DG” which took a group of intrepid campers to nearby Cathedral of the Pines, a beautiful stone cathedral set against the backdrop of Mount Monadnock. We explored the site’s many beautiful gardens and outdoor chapels and learn about the history of the war memorials scattered throughout the grounds. Plus, there were popsicles!
Apologies for the belated post, families! Rest assured, we are having an awesome time exploring the Wildwood property and making new friends. Here are a few highlights from the beginning of the last session of the summer. Also included: Our lead naturalist, Johnathan, provided us with some beautiful wildlife shots he’s taken, including lots of native birds and dragonflies. Enjoy and check out the full album on SmugMug!
The end of summer is looming but we’re doing our best to stay in denial and squeeze as much fun out of our remaining time at camp as we can.
There’s lots of music in the air all over the camp; take a walk and you’re sure to run into someone carrying an instrument case. We’ve practiced teamwork and problem-solving on the ropes course, expressed our creativity with pet rock painting and basket weaving, and got plenty of activity and sunshine playing soccer and archery. We even tried our hands at pickle-making! And Monday night’s “Wrath of Nature” evening activity brought us some creative and creepy costumes from counselors and staff along with lots of fun.
Thunderstorms couldn’t stop us from enjoying a fantastic Heffalump Hunt on Tuesday night—thanks to Becky and Kyle for stepping in to help with dishes while everyone ran off to get the activity started!
Friendship bracelets, sailing, tie-dying and more are filling our days with fun, sun, and smiles! Enjoy these few highlights and see the full album on SmugMug.
It’s a hot one out there! But these campers are incredible—they kept right on going with field games, sports, swimming, paddling, and sailing. A few early risers took advantage of the cool air this morning with yoga on the beach while others took refuge in the shade with activities in the Arts & Crafts building.
One group paddled across the pond to see swallows swooping and swarming over the water catching insects, which was magical. Another built incredible “mini golf” courses with rocks, sticks, and tree roots in the Amphitheater. We also welcomed a film crew to shoot footage for a camp video for us, to debut this winter!
Yesterday we were thrilled to welcome our very first session of Wildwood Warblers! These 7-8 year-olds arrived in the morning and will leave on Saturday with the rest of Session 3 after a two-night overnight camp experience. They jumped right into camp fun with swim checks, lunch in the always-lively dining hall, and Camp Olympic.
Camp Olympics were unbelievably fun, both to participate in and to watch. We played silly games like Cheeto Head and Rock Paper Scissors Faceoff and made LOTS of messes with shaving cream, whipped cream, and Skittles. See a few highlights below and check out the full slideshow on SmugMug.
Here at Wildwood the rain has been holding up, but so has the camp spirit! There have been some exciting activities: we created items for a Dutch Auction, played games like Crab Soccer, did some Food Drawing, and used our imaginations at Monster Making. Check out a few highlights from this week below and see the full slideshow on Smugmug!
Come back on Thursday for a post and pictures from a new and exciting tradition at Wildwood!
One of the most magical things about camp is how a few creative ideas and a can-do spirit can turn a rainy day into the best day ever. A little rain certainly didn’t stop us this week: we created musical instruments out of vegetables and fruit, did the limbo, and a few brave souls even went for a paddle once the threat of thunder had passed. When things dried out a bit, it was right back to fun and games with archery, ropes course challenges, tie-dying, and a heffalump hunt.
Session 3 is off and running and we are BUSY with swimming, kayaking, making friendship bracelets, playing tag, building gnome homes in the forest, and making lots of new friends. Check out the highlights below and see the full slideshow on SmugMug.
This week has flown by so fast, it’s hard to believe this is our last update of Session 2! We had a visit from a couple of animal ambassadors from Drumlin Farm (a Blue Jay and a Diamondback Terrapin turtle!), played Knockout on the basketball court, folded origami animals, transplanted native wildflowers, hit the slip-and-slide to beat the heat, tried our hands at outdoor cooking, and enjoyed (from a respectful distance) a nest of baby robins and one as-yet unhatched egg on the windowsill of one of our buildings.