Overnight Camp Programs
Explorers, Trailblazers, Leadership Quest, & Leaders In Training (LITs)
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Please keep in mind that each group does not run every week. We recommend signing up for our Early Access Membership to guarantee your child’s space in desired week.
Resident Camp Program, Ages 10-14, $489
Session 2, “Fishing Week”, July 10 – July 14
Session 4, July 24 – July 28
Session 6, August 7 – August 11
Session 7, “Reduce Reuse Recycle & Rock Climb”, August 14 – August 18
Session 8, “Growth, Goals & Going Places” August 21 – August 25
After 30 years, our Explorer Program is still our pride and joy. Explorers live, eat and play in the out of doors for 5 days and 4 nights, which means they are able to accomplish some incredible things, both as individuals and as a group. After all…why should the fun stop at 4:00? Our Explorers program is no country club experience. Your young adventurer will sleep in a tent close to the earth and learn to cook for the group over an open fire. Each Explorer has a new and exciting theme….It may be tough to choose just one!
Ages 12 & up
Wilderness First Aid, Session 3, July 17 – July 21; $599
Come away from this week with a powerful certification representing your new confidence in outdoor emergency response. Must be 15 yrs old to be certified. Campers 13 or 14 years old are still welcome to attend, learn, and be ahead of the curve.
ADK Hiking, Session 4, July 24 – 28; $650
This will be a backpacking primer with a base camp in the Lake Placid region of the Adirondack Mountains. Day trips or backcountry overnights will get hikers prepared for the more epic trips they’ll be imagining by the end of this week.
Mountain Biking, Session 5, July 31 – August 4; $539
Modern physicists describe WEU campers on bicycles to be among the most efficient machines in the universe. See how far your camper and their bike can go!
Boston Harbor Island Sailing, Session 5, July 31 – August 4; $749
Not many people are aware of the beautiful island navigation to be had just a few miles outside of Boston Harbor. Learning to sail is a gift that will be remembered forever.
More Dates TBA soon!!
Come along on an exciting overnight adventure with us! Trailblazer weeks and their themes change every summer. These themed weeks kick up the adventure from our traditional overnight program and create a new, challenging, experience for any camper, new or old!
Ages 12 & up, 2 week program, $999
Session 5, July 31 – August 4
Session 6, August 7 – August 11
This is where our program really starts to shift focus from being an active participant in the outdoor adventure world, to being a focused, talented and responsible leader. This two-week program (NOT weekends) was designed for kids who are looking to do more, know more and share their knowledge (new and old) with others. Our most experienced staff will lead this group on daily adventures while showing and sharing with them the important different roles safety, responsibility, emergency preparation, self-confidence and leadership skills play in outdoor programming.
Leaders in Training (LIT) Program
Ages 14 & up, 2 weeks, $850
Session 2, July 10 – July 14
Session 3, July 17 – July 21
Our leadership programs have grown to become the greatest source of pride for us here at WEU. These programs are thoughtfully designed with the goal of challenging your young leader to challenge themselves, grow as an individual and make a difference. Leaders will learn what it is like to take care of themselves, their peers and mentor younger groups in the out of doors. Communication, problem-solving, trust, cooperation, preparation and survival skills are just a few of the important goals we will be busy working towards. This is a two-week program with no weekends.
Ages 14 & up, special schedule, special price
Bonaire, July 1 – July 8
This new program is a very exciting step forward for us at WEU. We love our campers and nurturing them in their journey towards becoming leaders in their own right. We also love traveling and have long enjoyed leading adults and families on adventures around the globe. This program is a step towards bringing travel and camp together.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding camp programming
413-569-1287 – or drop an email at any time firstname.lastname@example.org
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~John Quincy Adams