The Camp Walt Whitman program features a combination of scheduled and elective activities. Each day, campers have three scheduled activity periods with their cabin or age group. These activities are grouped by gender and feature a mix of instruction and play. In addition, campers participate in two elective periods each day; one is chosen daily and the other is a weeklong elective which allows children to specialize in activities they are passionate about. Younger campers are assisted with their choices by the Walt Whitman staff. Finally, all campers participate in one free swim period each day.
While Camp Walt Whitman is primarily a full-summer experience, first-time campers in 2nd and 3rd grades have the option of attending for a half summer. These campers are housed in separate cabins from full-summer campers and enjoy a complete program with a beginning, middle, and end to provide appropriate pacing and closure.
With the gorgeous White Mountains region of New Hampshire surrounding Walt Whitman, campers participate in many outdoor living activities with their fellow campers. Campers can take advantage of hiking, biking, rafting, and other trips at local hotspots like the Maine seacoast, Acadia National Park, Canada and more.
The Camp Walt Whitman staff is comprised of mature, professionally trained instructors and counselors. We take a unique approach and employ separate bunk counselors and activity leaders. As a result, the only responsibility of a bunk counselor is to make sure campers are having a great time in a safe environment. The only skill required of a bunk counselor is that he or she is outstanding at working with children. Activity leaders can concentrate solely in their specialty, ensuring quality instruction for all age levels.
Many activity leaders are professional coaches and teachers at elementary, middle, high school, and college levels. Campers get the benefit of superb one-on-one instruction in many different sports, arts, and waterfront activities.
Setting & Accommodations
Nestled on 300 acres in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Camp Walt Whitman sits on crystal-clear Lake Armington. The site is located a just a few miles from the Vermont border and is about 2.5 hours from Boston and 5 hours from New York City.
Campers live in traditional cabins with 10-11 other campers and 3-4 staff members. These staff members accompany the group to each activity throughout the day. Each cabin features electricity, bathrooms, and showers.
1000 Cape Moonshine Rd 3 New King St
Piermont, NH White Plains, NY
Start Date: June 23
End Date: August 11