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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 Handbook will be uploaded (and sent to you) in early February.
  • 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 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
  • You will receive more information about Visiting Day in our Family Handbook.  But, please make sure you have the date of Saturday, July 22nd reserved for a fun day at camp!
  • 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 25 - August 11$15,000
1st Session (4 weeks)June 25 - July 22$10,600
2nd Session (3 weeks)July 23 - August 11$8,150
Pioneer 1July 23- July 29$1,750
Pioneer 2July 30 - August 5$1,750
Visiting DayJuly 22

Transportation to Camp

Full Session

Camp will provide coach bus service to camp on June 25 and home on August 11 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.

First Session

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 22 between 2:00 and 4:00 PM.

Second Session

On Sunday, July 23, 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 11 to Purchase, NY; Fairfield, CT; and Lexington, MA.