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. We anticipate that Summer 2022 will be a more “normal” summer than 2021 without the same Covid requirements, testing, logistics, etc. However, of course, we don’t know for sure yet exactly what this summer will look like next summer. Our Family Handbook will be uploaded (and sent to you) in early February and we hope to provide this information, along with all of our regular information, to you then.
- Your camp forms will be live and ready for you to complete by early March. We will send an email out at that time with instructions on how to complete them. These forms always take longer than anticipated and we suggest getting started by April.
- 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.
- Camper bags must be shipped to camp prior to arrival. This gives us time to make sure that cabins are properly set up and all bags are accounted for prior to camper arrival. Once again, R&B Camp Baggage will serve our families this summer by shipping campers’ duffels to and from camp. R&B has consistently provided Walt Whitman families with prompt, efficient and courteous service. Please register with R&B online. You must enroll by May 1 to be assured of service. You can find additional information about R&B on their FAQ page, including the COVID precautions they are taking for this summer.
Important Dates & Rates
|Full Session (7 weeks)||Jun 25 - Aug 12||$14,200|
|1st Session (4 weeks)||Jun 25 - Jul 23||$10,000|
|2nd Session (3 weeks)||Jul 24 - Aug 12||$7,650|
|Pioneer 1||Jul 24 - Jul 30||$1,500|
|Pioneer 2||Jul 31 - Aug 6||$1,500|
|Visiting Day||July 23|
Transportation to Camp
Camp will provide coach bus service to camp on June 25 and home on August 12 to Purchase, NY; Fairfield, CT; and Newton/Lexington, MA. In addition, camp provides a chaperoned flight to and from Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. For those campers flying from alternate locations, please contact our office to arrange for airport pick-up and drop-off.
Camp will provide coach bus service to camp on June 25 from Purchase, NY; Fairfield, CT; and Newton, MA. In addition, camp provides a chaperoned flight from Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. First session parents should plan on taking their child home on July 23 between 2:00 and 4:00 PM.
On Sunday, July 24, 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 12 to Purchase, NY; Fairfield, CT; and Lexington, MA.