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  • A Mass Audubon Camp for Outdoor Exploration


    Outdoor Fun for Everyone

  • where children can develop

    their interests in the outdoors,

    reconnect with nature, and

    have the freedom to play, discover, and gain com

    fort and confidence

    in the natural world. A place where kids can take

    a break from busy

    schedules, television, video games, and all the d

    istractions of

    everyday life and get outside to do what kids do

    besthave fun!

    This unique place is Wildwood, located in southe

    rn New Hampshire,

    on 153 acres on the shores of tranquil Hubbard

    Pond. Wildwood is

    a camp like no other, offering campers all the tr

    aditional camp

    activities and also something unexpecteda ch

    ance to explore our

    environment and gain a greater respect for natu

    re and our role in

    conserving it.

    Imagine a place

    Overnight Camp 2-4

    A Day at Wildwood 3

    Teen Adventure Trips 5-6

    Leaders-In-Training 7

    Family Camp 8

    Wildwood Staff 9

    How to Find Us/ Information 10

    Mass Audubon Day Camps 11

    Registration Form 12-13

    Whats Inside


    Welcome to Wildwood

  • Wildwood offers one- or two-week sessions of overnight camp for boys and girls ages 9 to 14. At Wildwood, the environment is fun and noncompetitive: each camper is an important part of the community and is valued and respected for his or her interests and contributions.

    When campers arrive at Wildwood, they choose an Interest Group (IG) activity, which theyll participate in each morning, allowing time to explore their favorite subject in-depth with an experienced naturalist. In the afternoon, campers will choose from a variety of Discovery Group (DG) activities, so every day brings new experiences. Later in the day during Open Activity Time (OATs), campers can head to the waterfront for swimming and boating, play a friendly game of basketball or volleyball at our recreational field, take a guided hike through the forest, express their creativity at the Arts & Crafts Center, or simply relax on the beach while enjoying the view and writing a letter homethe choice is theirs!


    All three of my kids love

    Wildwood. Its been a consistently high-quality camp where I feel theyre safe, challenged, and encouraged to grow.


    Overnight Camp

  • Overnight Camp DatesSession 1 July 1 - July 14

    Session 2 July 15 - July 21

    Session 3 July 22 - August 4

    Session 4 August 5 - August 11

    Session 5 August 12 - August 25

    Please see the included registration form for tuition details.


    Campers who attend two or more consecutive sessions are welcome to participate in Intersession rather than going home between sessions. The fee for Intersession is $125. Please contact the Wildwood office for more information and to register for Intersession.

    For more information about Wildwoods Overnight Camp Program, visit





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    wildflOwER wAlKS

    AniMAl tRACKing & hAbitAtS


    wEAthER wAtChERS


    Naturalist Explorations

    Waterfront Fun



    hiKingMAp & COMpASS

    fiRE building

    ROpES ChAllEngE COuRSE

    OutdOOR COOKing

    ShEltER building

    Outdoor Skills & Adventures

    fORESt ECOlOgy

    nAtuRE wRiting


    ORgAniC gARdEningwEtlAnd ECOlOgy

    SuStAinAblE living

    Ecology & Conservation

    Other Fun Camp Activities


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    And dOnt fORgEt SpECiAl EvEnt dAyS And CRAzy OAtS!ARtS & CRAft





    COMMunity SERviCEJEwElRy MAKing

    Overnight Camp

  • At Wildwood, youll live in a sturdy platform tent or cabin within a unit a group of 12 to 24 campers and three to five counselors. Each cluster of tents or cabins, filled with friends new and old, has restroom facilities nearby and centrally located showers just down the path. Every day, youll have opportunities to grow in your independence with the support of the entire Wildwood community.

    Check out a typical day at camp to see what excitement awaits you!

    7:15 am (optional)Early risers can join us for a PBJ, our Pre-Breakfast Jaunt. How about a Polar Bear Swim, our most popular PBJ? Now youre awake!

    8:00 amAfter everyones up, we head to the Dining Hall for a hearty breakfast and announcements.

    9:00 amYour daily Interest Group, or IG as we like to call it, is an activity that youll choose on your first day of camp and participate in each morning. If you enroll in a two-week session, youll choose a different IG each week.

    NoonAfter youve worked up an appetite, its time for lunch. Youre sure to look forward to mealtime at Wildwood since we offer hearty, healthy, and delicious fareand theres always a vegetarian option.

    1:00 pmSiesta. Write a letter home, take a nap, or just spend some time contemplating what youve seen and done at Wildwood.

    2:00 pmEnjoy the exciting Discovery Group (DG) of your choice. Different DGs are offered each day!

    4:00 pmYoure free to choose an activity on the spot during Open Activity Time (OATs). Play Frisbee on the field, go for a swim, kayak with a friend, or get creative with arts and crafts and then go canoeingits up to you!

    6:00 pmAfter OATs, head to the Dining Hall for a scrumptious dinner.

    7:00 pmThe day is winding down, and its time for an all-camp evening program, which could be anything from a campfire sing-along to a game of capture the flag.

    A Day at Wildwood


    lIvINg UNItSleopold

    Boys 9-10, entering grades 4-5

    CarsonGirls 9-10, entering grades 4-5

    thoreauBoys 11-12, entering grades 6-7

    FosseyGirls 11-12, entering grades 6-7

    AbbeyBoys 13-14, entering grades 8-9

    DillardGirls 13-14, entering grades 8-9

    8:30 pmReturn to your units for some quiet time around the campfire. Whether youre telling stories or roasting marshmallows, its a great time to bond with your unit and enjoy the beauty of Wildwood under a starry sky.

    9:30 pmAfter a fun-filled day, its time for lights out. Youll fall asleep to the sounds of the wind in the trees and awaken rested and ready for another day of Wildwood adventures!

    The two things I like best about

    Wildwood are being in nature and

    making friends. Camper

  • 5Wildwoods exciting Teen Adventure Trips are designed to immerse teens in the natural wonders of some of New Englands most beautiful areas and to provide fun, appropriate challenges for teens with all levels of outdoor experience. Trip groups are coed and consist of two leaders and five to eight campers. With a focus on learning about the environment, teens gain valuable experience and skills in hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, sea kayaking, biking, and low-impact camping. (If a trip itinerary includes bicycling, teens should already be able to ride a bicycle.) After a day of group building and orientation, teen campers and their trip leaders leave the base camp at Monadnock Conservation Center (Wildwoods home) and head into the wilds of New England. Along the way, they meet with environmental professionals and naturalists to learn firsthand about natural science and conservation. Each trip group also completes a brief service project, allowing teens to leave a positive mark on one of the special places they visit.

    teen Adventure trips

    For Ages 14-17

    The trip was a great experience. I made some

    cool friends and learned a lot!


  • 6Acadia Adventure trekMaine Coast July 1 - July 7 Enjoy the excitement and beauty of Maines Acadia National Park and experience spectacular coastal views. We will hike along the granite slopes of Cadillac Mountain and bicycle on the carriage roads of the park. Watch for whales, seals, eagles, and other wildlife while kayaking along the coves and rocky shores. Spend the afternoon with your friends at one of the parks awesome beaches, and then share stories of your adventures around a cozy campfire. From hiking to kayaking, and biking to beachcombing, this trek has it all!

    Bike and Beach trekCape Cod and Nantucket Island July 8 - July 14Explore two of New Englands premier coastal destinations on this trip to Cape Cod and Nantucket.

    Well bike along the beaches and dunes of the Cape and meet up with biologists who are studying animals and plants unique to the region. The group will also enjoy a guided kayak trip in Barnstable Bay. Then well travel to Nantucket Island to discover its marshes, beaches, and woodlands. Finally, well round out this coastal experience with a ride along gorgeous bike paths and a relaxing afternoon on the beach. This trek is all about sand, sun, and fun!

    Footloose in the White MountainsNew Hampshire White Mountains July 15 - July 21Have the time of your life on this hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing adventure in New Hampshires White Mountains. Well spend a couple of fun days with local professional rock climbing guides to learn about and experience this popular activity. Then, well keep an eye out for moose, beavers, loons, and more as we travel into the heart of the backcountry for an unforgettable overnight in the wilderness. If youre looking for an exhilarating hiking and climbing trip in a spectacular setting, this trek is for you.

    Exploring the Champlain valleyVermont Green Mountains July 22 - July 28Camp and hike through the pristine beauty of this magnificen

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