"More than just a camp. We are a family."
Since 1953, Wildwood has flourished as a family-owned and operated summer camp for boys on the secluded shores of Woods Pond in Bridgton, Maine. Our mission is to create a fun, active, educational and safe environment for campers to maximize their social, emotional and personal development. We strive to promote social balance, diversity and positive growth within the Camp Wildwood community.
At Camp Wildwood, we pride ourselves on helping campers learn to make choices. Our schedule is designed to allow campers to mix and match from three different types of activities on a daily basis: traditional team sports, individual sports and creative activities. Life long sports, tennis and swimming, show up on the schedule every day to round out every child’s daily routine.
We recognize that a camp can only be as great as the staff that supports it. At Camp Wildwood, we invest in professional educators and student leaders to serve as positive role models for our campers and staff. Our cabin counselors and specialty instructors come from around the globe to share their broad range of skills and experiences.
Our goal is to enrich the lives of campers through these positive relationships and activities. We actively manage the daily operations of camp and carefully invest in our staff, program and facilities in order to provide our campers with the best summers of their childhood and beyond.
Meet the Directors:
Louis and Chelsey Kail:
Louis started at Wildwood as a very tall nine year old in 1995 and has spent twenty one years there as a camper and administrator. He earned a Masters in Health and Physical Education and currently teaches at Harrison High School in Westchester, NY. In addition to his teaching duties, he also coaches high school basketball and baseball. Louis will be joined by his wife, Chelsey and their newborn son, Austin. Chelsey, a lifelong camper herself, is a teacher and coach at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester. The Kail family could not be more excited to be at Camp Wildwood and they are looking forward to many wonderful summers ahead.
Teddy began his Wildwood career as a Hemlock in 1997. He then spent the next fourteen summers up in Maine as a camper and group leader. During the school year, Teddy owns and operates the Dribbl Basketball program and teaches physical education at the Saint David’s School in New York City. Like Louis, it is a dream come true for him to return to Camp Wildwood as a director.
Mark and Peter Meyer:
Mark attended Wildwood as a boy and worked his way up through the ranks of camp staff. In 1980, he and his brother Peter purchased camp and have served as the directors ever since. After more than thirty years in the industry, Mark and his wife Lisa, along with Peter and his wife Esther, have been able to enjoy watching campers grow from boys into men.