Bigger, Newer, Greener: Camp Improvements for Summer 2018
While you’ve been busy getting your supplies together for this summer, we’ve been hard at work getting Camp Walt Whitman physically in ship shape. Here are a few of the improvements you’ll see on the shores of Lake Armington come June!
1) The second level of our Aerial Adventure Course is now complete!
Some of our campers like to compare our aerial adventure course to the kinds of challenges you see on the NBC series, American Ninja Warrior. We like to think it delivers the same sense of exhilaration (minus the TV crews!). With the help of our staff, campers safely push themselves out of their comfort zones and gain a sense of accomplishment by completing the circuit – not to mention bragging rights for being able to take on the 10 different challenges of the first level, 15 feet high in the air.
Our second level adds 10 new challenges to the circuit, at 30 feet in the air! We know our campers will enjoy exiting this upper level as they can jump off and free-fall until the self-belay system catches them at 10 feet and and lowers them to the ground.
Expect a whole new level of excitement and adventure this year!
Camp Walt Whitman goes farm-to-table
We’ve built raised beds to grow vegetables and herbs this summer that’ll we’ll use in our camp kitchen and cooking classes. Campers who choose to will be able to help our staff grow herbs, tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers and more. The beds will be in the middle of camp at Keys Corner, just another way for us to emphasize the importance of living green and taking care of the environment.
Two new cabins open their doors on Boy’s Side this summer
Every year since 2007, we have rebuilt one to three cabins at camp as part of our continued commitment to keep our facilities up-to-date. In time for this summer, we replaced two of the oldest cabins on boy’s side with new cabins, each featuring a large deck for campers to gather, as well as showers, pine paneling, and ceiling fans. Campers are going to love these new cabins.