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Preparing for Camp

We want to do everything we can to make the process of getting ready for camp as easy as possible for you. Of course, the earlier you get started on preparing for camp, the easier it will be for you and your family. We know there are lots of details to keep track of, and we want to help you find everything you need all in one place. In addition to the information on the other pages of this section, we will keep this page updated with a checklist of things that should be done ahead of time to make the days leading up to camp stress-free:

  • Our Family Handbooks contain all of the detailed information you need to know about the summer- what to pack, how to send your bags, travel to camp, etc. Our Family Handbooks can be found in the Current Families section of our website or by clicking here.
  • Your camp forms are live and can be found by signing into your CampInTouch account. This link can be found on the top left of our home page.  Camper Biographies are to be completed by April 1, the rest of the forms are due May 1.
  • While we are not a “uniform camp,” all campers coming to Camp Walt Whitman are required to have two of our green Camp Walt Whitman t-shirts.  You can find these shirts, along with lots of other Camp Walt Whitman clothing, by accessing The Camp Spot’s full Camp Walt Whitman catalog. The Camp Spot has been CWW’s clothing provider for many years and we have found them great to work with. While many campers enjoy having Camp Walt Whitman “swag” like sweatshirts and other clothing, please remember that the only required item to purchase is two CWW green t-shirts
  • Any medication that children take daily, must be pre-packaged ahead of time through Pack My Rx.  This ensures that our medical staff distributes the correct dose of the correct medication to the correct child each day.  If you have questions about Pack My Rx please give us a call.
  • Visiting Day will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2024.  You can find hotel recommendations in our parent handbook.
  • As you are aware, bags must be shipped to camp ahead of time. Please make sure you register before May 1. Our primary baggage shipping company is R&B Camp Baggage.  R&B serves all camp families who live east of the Mississippi.  For those families who live west of the Mississippi we recommend Ship Camps.
  • What electronics can campers have at camp for music? There are two products we recommend:
    • The first is the Campfire Player, a device that was designed just for summer camp. The Campfire Player has a small screen to help campers find their song or playlist, but  has no apps, games, videos, social media, etc.
    • The second recommendation is the Mighty Vibe, a small, screenless music device that is water resistant and drop resistant.  Both are great camp options.

Important Dates & Rates

Session Session DatesCost
Full Session (7 weeks)June 23 - August 9$15,750
1st Session (4 weeks)June 23 - July 20$11,100
2nd Session (3 weeks)July 21 - August 9$8,600
Pioneer 1July 21- July 27$2,000
Pioneer 2July 28 - August 3$2,000
Visiting DayJuly 20

Transportation to Camp

Full Session

Camp will provide coach bus service to camp on June 23 and home on August 9 to Purchase, NY; Fairfield, CT; and Newton/Lexington, MA. In addition, camp provides a chaperoned flight to and from the South Florida area and Los Angeles. For those campers flying from alternate locations, please contact our office to arrange for airport pick-up and drop-off.

First Session

Camp will provide coach bus service to camp on June 23 from Purchase, NY; Fairfield, CT; and Newton, MA. In addition, camp provides a chaperoned flight from Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. First session and CIT parents should plan on taking their child home on July 20 between 2:00 and 4:00 PM.

Second Session

On Sunday, July 21, our coach bus will depart for camp from Purchase, NY, at 9:00 AM. Alternatively, parents who would like to drop their child off at camp may do so between 10:30 and 11:00 AM. Camp will provide transportation home by coach bus on August 9 to Purchase, NY; Fairfield, CT; and Lexington, MA.