Spending time at a sleepaway summer camp is one of childhood’s most enriching and rewarding experiences. Summer camp offers a reprieve from the rigors of schoolwork and activities and the increase in social media use. Children have the opportunity to connect with nature, bond with their peers, and develop skills that are not usually taught in school. The team at Camp Walt Whitman understands how difficult finding the right place can be, so they want to help. This New England coed summer camp has welcomed kids from all over the country since 1948!
When selecting a sleepaway summer camp for your child, thorough research is important, but there's no substitute for an in-person tour. Allowing yourself and your child the opportunity to experience the environment first-hand is indispensable.
By walking the campgrounds together, you can gauge your child’s reactions to the activities and comfort level in their new environment. Camp Walt Whitman offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities to accommodate all children. There are art programs, music, theater, and sports that range from baseball and soccer to wakeboarding and archery. During every activity, campers are accompanied and carefully supervised by trained staff members. If something piques your child's interest during the tour, you can talk to the supervising staff member about what they can look forward to.
Parents often find peace of mind when they meet staff members during a camp tour. Unless your child has older siblings who have been to sleepaway summer camp before, the prospect of leaving home may be a scary proposition. Being familiar with both the people and the place will make the transition easier for everyone.
If you're interested in having your child spend their summer at Camp Walt Whitman, schedule your tour today by calling (800) 657-8282. To help you prepare, they even have a fun interactive map of the campgrounds on their website. If you are unable to visit the sleepaway summer camp in-person, they can bring the tour to you. The camp's directors, Carolyn and Jed Dorfman, can organize a home visit to speak with you and your child about the program. They'll answer your questions and provide photos and sample schedules.