Daily Schedule

The Wildwood Day begins with the playing of reveille at 7:20 am and ends with taps at 8:30 pm. In between, the campers can choose a team sport such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse , water polo, beach volleyball (or newcomb), and roller or street hockey. We then offer individual sports, where individual achievement and improvement are the goals over "team play". These individual sports include golf, tennis, bicycle motocross (BMX), wrestling, archery, challenge ropes course with a 6 sided 50' climbing wall, and all water sports.

Finally, Wildwood offers less stressful activities where individual creativity is the focus. These programs include arts and crafts classes, producing their own radio show at W.I.L.D. 88.1 fm, the camp's radio station, as well as daily guitar lessons for future Paul McCartney wanna be's. And finally, during our camp craft periods. the boys will learn about camping, what wild animals indigenous to Maine, and even go on some frog and salamander hunts on our 150 acre campus.

Wildwood encourages all the campers to try and excel in areas where they possibly lack confidence. Usually due to not being familiar with a certain sport or activity, the directors and staff gently urge the campers to try new and different activities. In this safe and supportive environment of Camp Wildwood, the boys are quickly taught there is no such thing as giving up. Summer camps were invented hundred of years ago so children could experience activities and sports that they could not get at home and Wildwood still believes in teaching campers these things today. Camp should be a place for safe and fun experimenting by learning new things, gaining confidence, trust and maturity. That's what Wildwood has to offer, that's what Wildwood is all about.

Each and every day, the campers get to choose what they feel like doing on a particular day. Remember, every day is different as no two schedules at camp are ever the same. The only constant is a mandatory swim and tennis lesson. During every period, the campers choose between a team sport, an individual sport and a non-athletic activity. As stated earlier, we encourage the boys to try new activities. One of the many advantages of a schedule like this is that you never get a letter claiming your son is bored with camp. He's selecting what he does every day, whether it's a bunch of team sports, some individual activities, or making some beautiful creations at arts and crafts.

A Typical day at Wildwood

Wildwood names their various age groups after trees. Boys that have completed the second and third grades are in our Cedar/Pines, Hemlocks are fourth graders, Oaks are the fifth graders, and so on. Try a sample day and see what your child selects, his choices might surprise you. Some days at camp might include an intercamp game or tournament, and don't forget our weekly trip day generally falls on a Wednesday. As with anything on our website, if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us.

GROUP

9:15-10:30

10:35-11:50

2:15-3:10

3:15-4:10

4:15-5:10

EVENING

CEDAR PINES

Basketball

A&C

Archery

Lacrosse

Ropes Course

Radio

Waterfront

Swimming

Lessons

Hockey

Water-Ski

Guitar

Tennis

Dodgeball

Water Gun and Water Balloon Battle

HEMLOCKS

Hockey

Golf

Computer

Waterfront

Swimming

Lessons

Baseball

Ropes Course

Radio

Tennis

Soccer

Water-Ski

A&C

Scavenger Hunt

Capture the Flag

OAKS

Tennis

Basketball

Water-Ski

Guitar

Hockey

Golf

Fitness

Waterfront

Swimming

Lessons

Baseball

Archery

Radio

Touch Football

Beach Volleyball

SYCAMORES

Waterfront

Swimming

Lessons

Hockey

Archery

Computer

Tennis

Baseball

Ropes Course

Sailing

Lacrosse

BMX

Golf

Social at

Camp Mataponi

7:30PM

SEQUOIAS

Lacrosse

BMX

Water-Ski

Baseball

Guitar

Touch Football

Sailing

Climbing Wall

Soccer

A&C

Waterfront

Swimming

Lessons

Water Polo

Roller Hockey

MAPLES

SENIORS

Baseball

Sailing

Radio

Tennis

Basketball

Climbing Wall

Computer

Lacrosse

Golf

BMX

Roller Hockey

Computer

Surf Biking

Social at Home

Camp PineCliffe

8:00PM

Cookouts, Movie Night and Sunday Campfire

On Wednesday and Sunday evenings, the routine at Wildwood shifts so that the entire camp can be together. Wednesday evening, the whole camp cooks out over an open grill (burgers, chicken, hot dogs, corn on the cob, salad). Following the cook-out, campers might watch a movie in the lodge, play some dodge ball, or participate in a wild game of capture the flag or ring-o-levio.

On Sunday evenings, the entire camp gathers around the campfire to be entertained by one of our age groups. The entertainment includes all the campers in the age group that is hosting the campfire. Generally it is a comedy show with skits and songs geared to bringing a smile across all of our camper's faces. Occasionally, the directors will discuss an ethical or moral issue. These lectures are usually sports related and deal with issues such as drugs, drinking, and sportsmanship. All of the topics are relevant to boys growing up in today's world.


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