Every day is an adventure, and the constant thread throughout each of these days at camp is a feeling of belonging.
This feeling instills confidence in campers; they learn to make good choices and discover how those choices affect their own experiences and those around them.
Camp W*K is not your average camp. It’s a place to:
Part of the reason why campers feel so comfortable trying new things is because our counselors are a living example. Guitar counselors also teach swimming; soccer instructors also tie dye t-shirts and build sandcastles. The daily mix of activity choices is always unique, because so are we.
Why not have it all? Many of our families enjoy a vacation on Cape Cod, while their kids go to a one-of-kind camp that will make a positive and lasting imprint on their lives. The “three C’s” are what make W*K so special!
Located on Elisha’s Pond in Yarmouth Port, campers are exposed to all that Cape Cod has to offer, where trips to the National Seashore, whale watches and deep sea fishing excursions enhance traditional camp activities. And being a camp on Cape Cod means living the Cape Cod Life!
Everyone feels supported and empowered at W*K, part of a community that fosters respect for everybody, regardless of their differences.
The Camp Wingate*Kirkland program is designed to teach campers:
While enjoying camp activities, campers also develop great social skills. It’s one of the many reasons why people come back year after year…it just feels good to be here.
It doesn’t matter if you’re the kid who excels at athletics but really wants to be in a play…or maybe the bookworm who would love to try sports if only he or she felt comfortable. Camp W*K gives children the choice to try new things every day, in an environment that makes it easy to step out of your comfort zone a bit.
Every morning, campers choose four instructional activities for that day. At the Daily Planning Session, our counselors prepare the campers to make their choices by explaining what activities they’re offering that day. With 25 things to choose from each activity period, there are plenty of traditional camp activities, such as swimming, athletics, arts & crafts, and horseback riding, as well as new things to try like sign language, karate, and even root beer making.
At Camp W*K, we value community. We cherish diversity and inclusivity and we actively strive to create a culture of acceptance, tolerance, and respect. We welcome all students into our programs, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic status. We believe that everyone involved with Camp W*K, including our campers, has an obligation to create and maintain a healthy, safe environment for everyone in our camp community.
Camp W*K defines bullying as repeated intentionally harmful acts perpetrated by an individual or group against someone who feels inadequately able to respond. We believe that any form, type, or level of bullying or discrimination is unacceptable and requires immediate attention. We reserve the right to dismiss any camper who bullies or discriminates against others.
When a camper is dismissed, no refund will be given for any unused program costs. All costs associated with a camper’s departure from Camp will be the responsibility of the camper and their family.