Frequently Asked Questions
Can I come visit Camp if I’m on Cape?
Families may visit on Visiting Day. Visiting Day is scheduled for the mid-point of the summer for Full Season campers.
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.
How do I contact my child during the Camp season?
What is balancing?
Balancing is a time on Sunday mornings for each camper to sit down one-on-one with his or her bunk counselor. Together, they review the activities the camper chose during the previous week and discuss how things are going in the bunk and around Camp.
Parents receive the results of these balancing sessions on the last day of each session.
How do I send care packages?
Care packages should be addressed as follows:
79 White Rock Road
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
Campers receive a brightly colored slip in their mailbox and come to the Camp Office to retrieve their package. Boxes are opened in conjunction with the camper and contents are double-checked to ensure that any food items are allergy-safe for all members of the bunk.