Camp Wingate*Kirkland Opens
In April of 1957, Joel Wolfson and David Silverman, after much discussion as co-counselors at a private summer camp for boys called Indian Head, decided to put their ideas into practice by opening their own camp in South Yarmouth, on Cape Cod.
Camp Wingate for Girls Opens
Soon, both camps were thriving with their own unique flavor, but sharing a common philosophy that has endured for over half a century. Each summer, campers and staff have the opportunity to create a child-centered community that fosters exploration of personal strengths and encourages contributions to the success of the entire camp.
In 1986 both camps combined physically at the Wingate site and thus Camp Wingate*Kirkland, a co-ed camp for children, was formed. Under the guidance of Joel & Pearl for 10 years, and then Barb & Jim Wolfson for 10 years, Wingate*Kirkland was well established when it was purchased by Sandy & Will Rubenstein in 2004. The Rubenstein’s motto has been to “honor the past and enhance the future” by leading Wingate*Kirkland into the 21st century.