Visiting Day


Parents are expected to arrive by 8:15 AM so they can reunite with their child and experience Planning Session which begins promptly at 9:15AM.

Parents can spend the morning going to instructional periods with campers, enjoying lunch in the Dining Hall and participating in some parent/camper activities in the afternoon.

Parents are also permitted to take their camper out of Camp for the day. Parents must sign their camper out at the Office prior to departure and sign in when they return. Visiting Day ends at 5:00 PM.

First Session Campers

For first session campers, Visiting Day is also the last day of Camp. We invite you to spend the day and enjoy all of the activities on the schedule. We will have your child’s belongings packed before you arrive and their luggage will be available at Sandy & Will’s house when you are ready for departure. Parents must sign their camper out at the Office prior to departing Camp.

For campers whose parents do not live together, one or both parent(s) may visit. Please contact the Office to make these arrangements. Other than that, we cannot allow any visiting other than on Visiting Day.

Why Can’t We Visit on Other Days?

Camp Wingate*Kirkland is a special place because campers feel emotionally and physically safe. In a very short amount of time, your son or daughter will recognize everybody and will probably know everybody’s name. Visitors stick out and for your child’s safety, we make sure that visitors are always escorted.

If we allowed visitors on any day, then our staff would be very busy escorting parents, grandparents and friends around Camp, rather than being with the campers. Therefore, please respect our well-intentioned policy. If you ask for an exception, it puts us in a very difficult position.


The entire staff at W*K is responsible for your child’s well being, which is why we will allow gratuities to be made to a general staff fund. Following Visiting Day, the fund will be split among the entire staff. You may leave a gratuity at the Office or send via Venmo (@campwk), but it is not required.