Resident Camp Programs

Resident Camp Programs

Explorers, Trailblazers, Leadership Quest, & Leaders In Training


Ages 10-14 – Mondays 8:00am – Fridays 4:00pm

Since 1982, 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 with the group over an open fire.  Each Explorer session has an exciting theme….It may be tough to choose just one! Cost: $525

Session 2: “Newbie Week” July 9th – 13th Perfect for our first time overnight campers. This program is designed to be supportive, challenging, and adventurous. Built around creating a respect for one another and the environment, kids are sure to dream big and come home proud, dirty, and full of stories to share.

Session 3: July 16th – 20th “Mountain Biking” One of the most popular weeks of the summer, back by popular demand! Designed for kids with some off-road biking experience, who are looking to learn a lot, ride a lot, and make friends while exploring new trails on two wheels! Bring your bike or use ours. Each day will be filled with new skills, trails, and memories. This overnight week is everything that summer camp should be. Ages 12yrs +. Participants should have experience riding and be comfortable on bikes.

Session 5: July 30th – August 3rd “Gardens, Growth, & Goals” Alongside our standby activities like kayaking, climbing, hiking, and river snorkeling the group will learn about growing things in the earth. Understanding where our food comes from and the experiencing hands-on the processes involved in planting and harvesting this is a great week to encourage knowledge, curiosity, and working close to the earth.

Session 6: August 6th – 10th “Survival Skills & Getting Back to Nature” Using a compass, building shelters, starting fires, fishing, filtering water and basic first aid are just a few of the skills campers will learn and practice throughout the week. This week is all about getting back to nature and back to the basics. If your child needs an un-plugged, true wilderness adventure this should be it. We’ll celebrate the week with a beautiful Canoe adventure!

Session 8: August 20th – 24th “Mystery Week” We’d tell you more, but that would ruin the fun! Our staff prepares unique adventures for this week, keeping even our most experienced campers feeling surprised, challenged, and excited. Our last week of the summer is always most special. Our annual fireside celebrations and closing ceremonies have made this week always the first to fill.

Explorers Packing List

Trailblazers – “Adventure Travel Camp”

Ages 12 & up

“Acadia National Park”  Sunday, July 29th – Saturday, August 4th. This 7-DAY, 6-Night Rock-Climbing & Hiking road trip is sure to be a lifetime memory and source of pride in campers for years to come. Our National Parks are impressive, beautiful, and provide an inspiring backdrop to the challenge and adventure our staff have prepared for this group. We’ll be partnering up with Acadia Mountain Guides for some guided climbing instruction at Otter Cliffs, where the cliffs stretch down to the ocean. Truly an empowering experience. Cost: $1050

“Sailing the Harbor Islands” Sunday, August 5th – Friday, August 10th Back for another year of Teen Sailing! For 6 days and 5 nights aboard the 50-foot private sailing vessel, “Sassy” the group will learn to use charts, raise the sails, be at the helm, and simply enjoy a life at sea for a week. By day the group will explore the Boston Harbor Islands, and at night they’ll set anchor in a protected bay to play games, watch the night sky. Expect your camper to come home inspired to sail the seven seas and extremely proud of all that they learned, experienced, and accomplished. Cost: $950

 Leadership Quest

Ages 12 & up, 2-week program

Session 6 & Session 7 (August 6-10th & August 13th – 17th)

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. Cost: $1,100

Leaders in Training (LIT) Program


Ages 14 & up, 2-week session

Session 2 & Session 3 (July 9th – 13th & July 16th – 20th)

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.

Cost: $1,050 


Session 8 (August 20th – 24th)  – Advanced Leadership Week

For those who have attended our quest or LIT program already this summer and are looking to explore, challenge, and push their limits. This week is meant to foster the exploration of values, goal-setting, finding a leadership voice, and challenging the physical body. Time working with our younger day-camp group and nurturing their experience will offer your teen leader the self-confidence and pride they have perhaps been searching for. Cost: $475 

See our online registration page for more details on sign-ups!

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding camp programming

413-569-1287 – or drop an email at any time

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~John Quincy Adams

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