DAY CAMP

 

If you were wait-listed in 2019, remember we have an early access membership that GUARANTEES registration for all desired camp weeks before things open to the public. 

 

 

Camp Registration to Early Access Members is Open January 14th - February 2nd

Registration Opens to the public February 5th 

Day Camp Programs

All of our day camp programs are geared towards helping the camper discover the natural surroundings and their inner strength. Campers are encouraged to make friends, explore the environment, and challenge themselves, all in a safe, non–competitive, and well-supported environment.

Group Size: Limit 10 per group

Format: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm (Except for Sunflowers - see below)

Extended Day Options: 7:45am / 5:30pm

Location: All programs meet at the W.E.U. Southwick Hills Ropes Course & Program Headquarters at 526 College Highway. Southwick, MA.

*Transportation option available for Simsbury pick-up & drop-off during select weeks.

Sunflowers

The younger we are when we begin to explore the world around us the more we will respect it. This shortened day program will be a great introduction to the out of doors for our youngest adventurers. In a small group setting the “Sunflowers” will stay at our Southwick base camp and will have the opportunity to make new friends, do nature-based craft projects, play games, build self-confidence and get a little bit dirty! Our staff are comprised of experienced outdoor educators and preschool teachers.  Please send your little one with a mid-morning snack!

Ages 4-5

9:00am - 1:00pm

$229/wk

Session 2: July 13th - 17th 2020

Session 5: August 3rd - 7th 2020

Chipmunks

Based out of our Southwick camp location, Chipmunks will head out each day to explore the Greater Westfield area. Their field trips will lead them to parks, wooded areas, and streams where they will be able to get wet, dirty, and muddy as they play and work together in the out of doors. Chipmunks can expect to spend the week hiking, playing cooperative games, learning team building activities, swimming, climbing our high ropes course, stream-hiking, snorkeling and more. Our professional wilderness leader staff know just how to balance fun, excitement, and education in their outdoor classroom.  In addition to a jam-packed week of safe outdoor activities, we provide 1+ group swimming lessons per week and a daily afternoon snack for our Chipmunks.

Ages 6-7

9am-4pm

$419/wk

 

Session 1: July 6th - 10th 2020

Session 3: July 20th - 24th 2020

Session 4: July 27th - 31st 2020

Session 5: August 3rd - 7th 2020

 

Pathfinders

Pathfinders are sure to go home every day tired, dirty and spilling over with stories about their day at camp. Pathfinders are kept busy and are on the move to a new locale each day. Our staff pride themselves in their ability to keep each day, and each week, at camp new, exciting and different than the last. Pathfinders activities could include: kayaking, canoeing, hiking, snorkeling, high and low challenge ropes course, stream hiking, group initiatives, cooperative games and challenges, primitive skills, biking, swimming and more! We keep our groups small by choice so that each child leaves the week having built lasting friendships with not only fellow campers but their staff as well!

Ages 8-10

9am-4pm

$419/wk

Session 1: July 6th - 10th 2020

Session 2: July 13th - 17th 2020

Session 3:July 20th - 24th 2020

Session 4: July 27th - 31st 2020

Session 5: August 3rd - 7th 2020

Session 6: August 10th - 14th 2020

Pathfinders: Adventuring Artists

Ages 8-10 | Session 2 July 13th - 17th 2020 | $439/wk

 

Back for another summer, this week is a creative blend of art and outdoor adventure. Kids will learn about different art mediums and work on nature-based, meaningful projects in between their grand explorations of the ropes course, kayaks, and mountain tops!

Sharks and Splash Swim Camp 2020

2020 Schedule Coming Soon!

 

By far one of our favorite weeks. A day split between swimming and outdoor exploration. In the pool we will help kids build endurance, improve stroke technique, and truly fall in love with this lifelong sport. After swim practice we'll get back to W.E.U.'s outdoor adventure roots to climb our ropes course, explore hiking trails, and kayak on a beautiful lake.

*Swimmers must be able to pass a pre-requisite swim test, inquire with the office to schedule an evaluation if you are unsure your swimmer is ready. 

Swim Test: 

1. Swim 40 yards independently, 20 of which must be front crawl. 

2. Tread water for 30 seconds. 

3. Jump into pool, establish back float and hold for 30 seconds.

Pioneers

The Pioneer program was designed for the older, experienced camper. Pioneers will work together to overcome some harder, more age-appropriate challenges. Goal-setting, as individuals and as a group, is an important focus during the week. Your young adventurer will go home every day at 4:00 wishing they were signed up for the overnight Explorer program! Activities could include, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, snorkeling, climbing our high ropes course, rock climbing, orienteering, stream hiking, low rope initiatives, biking, cooperative games/challenges, primitive skills, fishing, swimming & more!

ALL Pioneer programs in 2020 have a ‘One Night Overnight’ for the entire group. This will be a great way for kids to get a taste as to what our ‘Explorer’ Program is all about. You’ll drop them off Thursday at 9 am and will pick them up Friday at 4 pm. The group will sleep in tents, cook their meals over an open fire and enjoy the magic of the woods at night time.

Ages 11-13

9am- 4pm *with one night overnight on Thursday!

$519/wk

 

Session 1: July 6th - 10th 2020

Session 2: July 13th - 17th 2020

Session 3: July 20th - 24th 2020

Session 5: August 3rd - 7th 2020

Session 6: August 10th - 14th 2020

If your Pioneer has already tried the one night overnight, perhaps it is time to take their experience to the next level…..

Check out our RESIDENT CAMP page to learn about our

“Explorer” one-week overnight program!

Pioneers: Scuba Certification Camp

Day Camp Format. Complete your SCUBA certification training in just one week! We start in our own 83-degree swimming pool for 3 days of confined water training and then head to open water for two days of certification dives. The world is mostly water and we believe it ought to be explored, appreciated, and protected. SCUBA is a lifetime certification and a tool to help live a life of adventure. 

Cost includes online education materials, certification card, pool training, open water gear rental, all instruction & transportation 

 

*Participants need to have their own Mask, Fins, & Snorkel. We have these available for a student discount at our program headquarters. Participants must be in good health and physical condition. Please discuss any concerns with our instructor prior to registering. 

Ages 12+

Back in Summer 2021

Look for our next round of

Teen Scuba Certification Club this spring

If your Pioneer has already tried the one night overnight, it is likely time to take their experience to the next level…..

Check out our RESIDENT CAMP page to learn about our “Explorer” one-week overnight program & travel camp high-adventure opportunities. 

Wilderness Experiences Unlimited

CONTACT

526 College Hwy/P.O. 265 Rt.10 & 202

Southwick, MA 01077

T: 413-569-1287

E: campweu@gmail.com

 

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JANUARY Front Desk Hours

We are a small family-run business and appreciate your patience in our limited desk hours.

We are still working on setting up regular front desk hours for early 2020. Thank you for understanding.

LAP SWIM HOURS - January

Tuesdays the 7th and 14th 4-6pm

Wednesdays the 22nd and 29th 5-7pm

Thursdays the 9th and 16th 3-6pm

All Saturdays 10:30-12:00pm

Email is often best to reach us in between open hours

campweu@gmail.com

Wilderness Experiences Unlimited