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!
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!
The Wildwood team hard at work!
The Wildwood office has been humming over the last few weeks now that both Chris and Lisa are in the office working hard full-time to fill camper and staff slots. It turns out that sharing a small office is easy when everyone works so well together!
We’ve found that many people who call in are curious as to how we find such amazing staff to take on all of the different roles that make camp so special for our campers each summer. The truth is it takes a lot of time and effort to recruit and hire as many as 40 summer seasonal staff in roles including cabin counselors, kitchen assistants, unit leaders, program area directors, trek leaders, and more. These folks come to us from a variety of places, often with a wealth of prior experience with either camp or a similar child enrichment programs.
Elissa helping a camper discover life in the pond.
The most important thing we consider when hiring new staff is whether or not these individuals are ready for the most important job in the world—caring for kids. Our most successful summer staff are those who understand the positive impact they can make on the life of our campers. We also look for staff who show a passion for the nature and the outdoors. Many of our staff each summer are undergraduate or graduate students who’ve studied Environmental Science, Biology, Conservation and other fields relating to what we do at Wildwood and Mass Audubon.
If you or someone you know is interested in being a role model for campers this summer, check out the complete listing of Wildwood jobs at massaudubon.org/jobs under the Wildwood sanctuary tab. Some positions are still available for Summer 2014 but are filling quickly so act fast!