A Warm, Welcoming Community
An Incredible Summer Sleepaway Camp for Kids
Camp Walt Whitman is fortunate to attract particularly nice kids, down-to-earth families, and a strong, experienced, and motivated staff. Our campers are encouraged to be active participants, willing to stretch themselves to try new things and overcome challenges with lots of support.
Camp Walt Whitman is a community that encourages friendship, leadership, responsibility, and teamwork.
Herein lies the spirit and warmth that is incomparable in a summer camp! Herein lies the fundamental mission of Walt Whitman as we help campers discover their own unique potential while understanding what it means to be part of a bigger community.
Camp Walt Whitman is a special place that stays in the hearts of our campers throughout their lives.
It's Never Been Easier to Make New Friends
Camp Walt Whitman is a place where kids have fun and everyone is open to new ideas and experiences.
Developing friendships is easy. The focal point of the Walt Whitman experience is the Cabin Group, which forms a camper's summer family. Not only do campers live together in their cabin, but they also participate as a group in many of their activities throughout the day.
Through living and learning together, campers really get to know and like one another. They learn how to accommodate and respect each other's differences and, in the process, become good friends.
As a result, campers frequently visit each other throughout the year and remain friends long after the summer's end. Making lifelong friendships is a priceless part of your child's summers at Walt Whitman.
Three staff members live in each cabin. The two cabin counselors stay with the group all day while the third, an activity specialist, is assigned to teach one of our programs. This means we can hire cabin counselors whose only required skill is that they are wonderful with children as they don't become our instructors. The result is a strong, cohesive group of children, supervised by adults who know them well and can appropriately encourage and motivate while providing guidance and fun!
Partners in Your Child's Development
We recognize that we are partners in your child's development. As parents of our own three children, and through our consistent participation and interaction with each cabin of campers, we know every child's needs. This may mean noticing when a child needs a hug or the kind of reassurance that you would give if you were at summer camp.
Our "hands-on" approach, dedication to excellence and belief in accountability are the cornerstones of the respect that we establish among children, staff and parents at Camp Walt Whitman.