As a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton, Camp Wright provides Day and Resident camp programs for over 1,475 campers each summer.
Our programs include a variety of experiences and activities to encourage campers' social, physical, mental and spiritual growth. Camp activities include: boating, team sports, swimming, creative arts, nature exploration, environmental activities, and more. Activities in small and large groups, meal periods, and cabin time all are opportunities for friendship, learning, and fun. Each summer is unique, making each Camp Wright experience a chance for new adventures and discoveries.
Programs are designed to encourage campers to live and to play in an open community where they can explore life on the Chesapeake Bay, discover new aspects of their faith and learn more about themselves and one another.
Individuals of all faiths are welcome and encouraged to join us at Camp Wright.
- Each person is a unique creation of God, with gifts to be affirmed.
- Camp Wright is a place to develop friendships and practice community living skills.
- Outdoor experiences provide meaningful opportunities for growth and learning.
- The primary role of program staff is to be facilitators, coaches and partners with our campers.
- Laughter, play and joy are key components to a healthy life.
- We are called to be stewards of God's Creation.
- Teamwork and cooperation are essential life skills.
- Jesus is our example for living together and leading others.
Meet the Directors
Julia Zahn, Interim Director
Julia has long been with Camp Wright and the Diocese of Easton. Her relationship with Camp Wright began her first year as a camper in 1989. She joined the summer staff in 1999 and was made Associate Director in 2005 where she flourished until 2013. Her background and experience with Camp Wright, together with her pleasant personality and enthusiasm are a wonderful addition to the staff. We are thrilled to welcome Julia back!
Kaitlin Horvath, Associate Director
Kaitlin grew up in Floyds Knobs, IN where she entered the world of camping at age 7. After graduating from Nova Southeastern University with a degree in Marine Biology she came to Camp Wright to work as Resident Camp counselor. She returned every summer serving as CIT Coordinator, Assistant Program Director, and working as a facilitator for groups in the spring and fall. In 2014 she became the Associate Director and oversees the Resident Camp Programming in her freshly ironed Partici-pants.
Spiritual Life at Camp
Each day we start and end with Devotions. We sing songs, tell stories, and seek God in our daily experiences. Through Serendipity, our Christian Education program, we encourage each of our campers to explore a personal relationship with God. Reflection and prayer help us live and care for one another and the world around us. Together, we look to follow Jesus's example of living together and servant leadership. A communion service at the end of each session celebrates God's presence and spirit among us.
Camper Health, Safety & Behavior
Camp Wright is inspected and licensed by the State of Maryland each year. The kitchen and pool areas are inspected and licensed by the Queen Anne's County Health Department. Health Care at camp is supervised by a licensed nurse. A local physician and two hospitals are available for urgent medical care. In emergencies, we are served by both the Queen Anne's County and the Kent Island Fire Departments and EMS.
Camp Wright's motto is "Learning to live together in a Christian way." Campers are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects this goal. Behavior deemed dangerous, inappropriate, or unmanageable by the administrative staff is grounds for dismissal from camp. Parents will be contacted if necessary for information, concerns, and medical information.
American Camp Association
In 1994, Camp Wright was accredited by the American Camp Association http://www.acacamps.org (ACA). The ACA is a private non-profit educational organization serving camps and camp professionals. The ACA seeks to improve and develop professional practices in the camp industry.
ACA accreditation requires education, self-examination, and peer review. Accredited camps agree to uphold a rigorous code of camp management practices. At least once every three years, a team of camping professionals visits the program to observe the camp's operation and review its practices. Camp Wright is proud to be an active participant in this process and to have our program meet or exceed ACA standards.
Camp Wright's program staff are interviewed, screened and selected by the Associate Director. Fingerprints and Criminal Background checks are completed for each staff member. At the beginning of each camp season, staff participate in an intense, comprehensive staff training program.
Staff are hired on the basis of their character, their commitment to young people, their ability to teach and to share their faith. Specialized trainings and certifications are required for those staff leading archery, boating and aquatics activities. All staff hold certifications in First Aid and CPR. Camp Wright maintains a low camper to staff ratio with each group of campers supervised by at least two adults. For more information, or to apply for a position at Camp Wright, visit our Employment Page.
Camp Wright is located on 140 acres of wooded Chesapeake Bay front property. The grounds include a Junior Olympic size swimming pool, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, playing fields, hiking trails, a beach, and an outdoor chapel. Indoor space includes an arts and crafts building, a large group gathering space, and a dining hall. Bathroom facilities and showers are located in a common bath house. Resident campers and staff live in rustic three-season cabins with bunk beds. (That means no electricity. Pack your flashlight!)