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Fall Happenings at Wildwood!

The view across Hubbard Pond in autumn.

The view across Hubbard Pond in autumn.

The leaves are falling and the air is much cooler here at Wildwood as we prepare to head into winter. In the past, we had almost completely closed up by this time of year and conducted all of our camp business from Lincoln, MA. This year the Wildwood year-round staff are excited to spend the fall, winter, and spring at Wildwood. We’ve already taken advantage of our presence here to offer programs and events beyond the summer season. In the coming months we will continue to provide lots of opportunities for folks to come visit Wildwood and participate in fun programs.

Keep an eye on the Wildwood website and Like us on Facebook for updates and information on upcoming events. We hope that we’ll see you back here again soon!

We’re also beginning to schedule outings for schools, scouts, and other groups for outdoor education opportunities in the spring. If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of a trip to Wildwood for a day or overnight, have them visit our Schools & Groups page or give us a call toll-free at 866-627-2267 for more information.

Wildwood Program Coordinator, Chris Poulin, leading a teen group to new heights!

Wildwood Program Coordinator, Chris Poulin, leading a teen group to new heights!

Send Us Your Photos!

IMG_7787Did you take awesome pictures during your camp session at Wildwood? Have you ever wanted to be in our brochure? Now is your chance!

We are accepting submissions of photos taken at Wildwood to use in the 2015 program brochure. It can be of you, your friends, your IG or DG, the waterfront, a nature moment, or anything that you think captures the spirit of Wildwood.

Photo Requirements

  • Acceptable formats: .jpg, .png, .eps, .tiff
  • Size: >1 MB
  • The photo must have been taken on Wildwood property (Wildwood alumni may send photos from old locations—we love to see historic Wildwood!)
  • The person submitting the photo should be the photographer or parent/caretaker of the photographer.
  • By submitting your photo, you grant Mass Audubon permission to use the photo in our 2015 program brochure. Photos will not be used for any other purpose without further permission.

photo (35)How to Submit

Please send your photo(s) to Amanda Duggan at aduggan@massaudubon.org and include

  • Photographer’s name
  • Year the photo was taken

Please note, photo submission does not guarantee placement in the brochure.

We can’t wait to see Wildwood through your eyes!

Sneak Peeks

This weekend was our last Open House, and we’re getting really excited for camp to start next month (can you believe it?)!

We had a great turn out of campers and families excited to see Wildwood for the first time, or visit again before camp begins. Chris and Welch led tours of the property, which was at peak beauty, thanks to the sunshine. Even the flora and fauna helped us show off, with trillium and bluets in bloom, and a newly hatched turtle, eastern newt, and red squirrel making appearances for our visitors.

Check out the Open House photos to get a sneak peek of camp from home. What are you looking forward to the most?

View photos at SmugMug

Happy to be at the helm!

Hello Wildwood Family and Friends!

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Thank you so much for your continued support of the Wildwood program. Thank you also for your support of me as I transition into my new role as Director. I am so honored to have been selected to take on the leadership of Wildwood after Bob. He has been a great mentor to me over these last few years and I am so fortunate to be able to inherit such a solid program that truly serves the mission of Mass Audubon.

As I move in to this new role, one of the things I am most looking forward to is hearing from you all, our campers, families, and alumni. I’ve been participating and working at camp since I was 9 years old, and I know how important it is to continue those important programs and traditions which stay with each of us in the months and years after leaving camp. So please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me anytime. I’d love to hear more about what has made Wildwood so special for you.

I also want the flow of communication to continue in both directions. Through the blog, I and other members of the Wildwood team will give you a look in to the happenings and planning that go on at camp year-round. So check back every few weeks to hear the latest “Word from Wildwood”

Whether or not you are able to make it to camp this summer, I’d love to catch up during one of our open house events at camp in Rindge. If you haven’t yet been to the site in Rindge, or haven’t been in a number of years, the open house will be a great opportunity to talk more about Wildwood’s past and future. Those events will be from 1 – 3pm, on May 3rd and 10th. I hope to see you all at an open house and of course at camp this summer!

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-Welch Narron