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Gearing up for summer!

CampDoc.com

 Watch your email in early March for login information!

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CampDoc.com is the online service we use to upload and organize camper health information. It allows us to keep secure and accurate records of your camper’s health history and document any care given during their camp session. It also cuts down significantly on the amount of paper we use every year.

In early March, families of registered campers will receive an email notice from CampDoc to create or update their campers’ profiles. We ask that families complete their profiles by May 1. Campers must have a health care physical within 12 months before the start of their camp session.

If your camper is also attending another Mass Audubon camp that uses CampDoc, you only need to create one profile. Many sections will apply to all camps, but some additional information is needed specifically for overnight camp.

IMG_2785If you have any questions, please contact the camp office, and we’ll be happy to help. We can’t wait to see you at camp this summer!

Winter days change our camp landscape, and give lots of opportunity to learn the habits of our year-round residents. These porcupine tracks show a route up a steep incline, and passing lots of choice evergreens, to reach a small stand of hemlock.  Apparently our porcupines are finicky eaters!

 

 

 

Wildwood – Summer 2015 Looking Back (and ahead to 2016!)

It is hard to believe that it has been about a month since the last day of the 2015 Wildwood summer camp season. We are so fortunate to have finished off the season with an incredibly strong Family Camp 3, and a very positive staff send-off.

In total, we served over 550 campers with fun and rewarding experiences in our Overnight, Leaders-In-Training, and Teen Adventure Trip programs and 50 families at Family Camp! It has been an amazing few years for us at Wildwood as enrollment numbers and enthusiasm for the program have continued to grow. We believe that camps like Wildwood, where campers can escape from technology and learn to appreciate the connections between people and nature, are more important than ever.

Some highlights from this summer include:

  • A new food service partnership with Sodexo, whose hard work received great reviews from campers and staff!
  • The addition of three new Treks for teens looking for more outdoor adventures!
  • The Leaders-In-Training developed and facilitated a service project to create a new outdoor education area for activity groups. This new spot, dubbed “Whitman’s Woods”, was incredibly popular and used by many IGs and DGs!
  • New IGs like “Forensics”, provided campers fun new ways to learn and connect with nature and the outdoors.

Sign-Up Information for 2016

We are in the process of finalizing the 2016 summer camp calendar. In November the camp dates will be available online and the sessions will be open for registration. All registrations completed before January 15th will be at the early-bird discounted rate!

Be sure to subscribe to this blog on the right-hand side of the page to be notified of new posts so that you can stay up to date on Wildwood news. You can also go to our homepage and subscribe to our e-news which is a monthly email newsletter full of news and information about Wildwood. If you’re looking for a chance to visit Wildwood outside of the summer, visit the Wildwood Program Catalog for a of listing of our year-round public programs.

LIT’s and much more!

AcadiaSession One continues with tons of sunshine! This week we have noticed that the blueberries are beginning to ripen.  Our LIT’s had a great bonding experience while tidying up our Adopt-A-Highway section of Highway 119. Swimming and boating have been extremely popular each afternoon, and archery continues to be a camper favorite.  Today were lucky enough to spot this handsome young turkey by arts and crafts!

We are also thrilled to welcome back our Acadia Maine trekkers.  We’ll soon be sharing more images from their great adventure. This weekend the units are also off on their overnights to First and Second Points and the Abbey and Dillard Units are spending the Fourth hiking Monadnock!

Rainy Day fun!

Rainy days at camp offer opportunities to break out into games and creativity!  Ropes course kids got to play a rousing game of Minefield, while Arts and Crafts explored ImagiNature! The rain was short lived and the sun quickly dried up our puddles. We had sunny weather for the rest of the afternoon so plenty of campers had an opportunity to visit the waterfront and soak in the sun. We’re all looking forward now to overnights coming up this weekend!

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On Our Way!

Summer is under way and our waterfront is full of activity!  Family Camp Session 1 is in the books, and Session 2 has just begun.  Campers were immediately drawn to our swim and boat activities, especially the Lilly Pad and Iceberg!IMG_1302IMG_1301

 

While preparing for camp, our staff have been busy finalizing trek plans, setting up the challenge course, practicing evening programs, testing s’more variations (adding strawberries is a winner!), and gearing up for the best summer ever!  IMG_1300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildwood 2015 is on it’s way!

A bald eagle visitin Wildwood on our last day of ice on Hubbard Pond!

A bald eagle visiting Wildwood on our last day of ice on Hubbard Pond!

The final weeks before the start of camp season are here and it’s a great time to look ahead to what’s in store for this summer. The first two weekends in May we welcomed over eighty people to Wildwood for two open house events. These open houses are a great way to get to know camp better before your camp session and to ask Wildwood staff any questions you have about what to expect in a camp session.

If you missed the open house events and you’re already registered for camp, please check out the Parent Resources section of our website for lots of information about preparing for your camp experience.

Consider a Trek!

This summer is a big season for our Teen Adventure Trip program. We are offering several new options for teens to get a taste of adventure in unique places around New England. The Caves and Waterfalls trip has been so popular that we’ve decided to add another! A few spaces are available for that trip which takes place from July 12 – July 18. Those spaces are filling fast so sign up today! Meredith

Welcome Meredith!

Wildwood is excited to see Meredith Dean back with us full time as our new Program Coordinator!  You can say hi to her on our Facebook Page!