Traditional Resident Camps

All of Camp Wright's traditional resident camp programs include opportunities to participate in a variety of activities, including boating, sports, archery, arts & crafts, drama, dance, nature study and more. We balance longstanding Camp Wright traditions with new and innovative activities each session.

 

Traditional One Week Sessions

(RC 1, 2, 3, 4) For campers who are 7-14 years old

These seven-day sessions throughout the summer provide a week of fun and friendship in a positive and encouraging Christian community. A variety of activities are offered each morning and afternoonΓÇö campers choose their own adventure: sports, boating, drama, dance, archery, arts & crafts and more! Evenings are reserved for fun large group events such as capture the flag, ΓÇ£Camp Wright Idol,ΓÇ¥ or Counselor Hunt. Traditional Blue and White competitions round out these sessions.

Ready, Set, Camp!

(RSC) For campers who have completed grades 1-5

This session is specifically designed with younger campers in mind. Five days to sample a variety of sports, games, crafts, swimming, boating and more! Ready, Set, Camp packs all the fun of traditional camp into a smaller packageΓÇöperfect for a first time camper!

Christmas Session

For campers 7-14 years old

Christmas at Camp Wright is one of our oldest traditions! During this session, campers will enjoy all the fun of our weeklong sessions and celebrate Christmas in July. Highlights of this session include a late night vespers service, a visit from Santa, and many other fun camp Christmas activities. DonΓÇÖt forget your Santa hat!

Senior Camp

For campers having completed grades 6 - 10.

A flexible schedule, small group discussions, explorations of faith, and activities geared towards older campers make this session a perfect balance of fun and growth. Mornings are devoted to traditional camp activities; afternoons are for large group activities including some Blue and White events; evenings are spent in small groups where we have a chance to connect with others and share ideas, opinions and inspiration. Senior Camp is an empowering and invigorating session.

Specialty Camps

Our specialty camp programs offer all the fun of our traditional camp programs, with extra time and activities devoted to specific experiences.

STEM Camp 

(STEM) For campers who have completed grades 5-7

Our STEM Camp takes our traditional camp experience and infuses Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! Campers will explore these areas through fun hands-on activities, experiential learning, and problem solving through teamwork. We hope to open our campers minds and inspire them to learn more about these fields.

Adventure Camp

(AC) For campers having completed grades 7 - 9.

Adventure Camp is now jam packed with exciting adventures. After learning basic camping and outdoor living skills, campers will travel to Western Maryland to practice in the great outdoors. A multi-day backpacking trip, whitewater rafting, and hiking are all part of this exciting session. Adventure campers will return to camp in time for the end of session banquet and danceΓÇö a great way to celebrate accomplishment and share it with new and old friends!

Senior High Adventure Camp

(SHA) For campers having completed grades 9 - 11. 

This week long adventure session will provide campers with experiences that go beyond those of a traditional camp experience. This session includes several days of off-site backpacking, whitewater rafting, zip lining and more. Through these activities, journaling and working together, campers will be put in leadership roles, be exposed to new experiences and ultimately discover more about them- selves. Join us on this adventure!

Nature Camp

For campers having completed grades 3 - 6.

Nature Campers explore the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay from Central Maryland to Assateague Island, examining natural surroundings, learning about conservation, boating, swimming and having a blast along the way. Campers should come prepared to get dirty, get wet, learn a lot and make tons of new friends. Nature camp includes off site trips to forests and waterways in and around Maryland.

Mini Camp

For campers ages 6 - 10.

Mini Sessions are a great way for younger campers to get introduced to the traditions and fun of our Resident Camp program. Campers will enjoy two days and two nights of fun at CW, swimming, crafts, nature, boating and more!


Senior High Leadership

(SHL) For campers who have complete grades 9-11.

For many, Senior High Leadership is the first step in the journey to becoming a Camp Wright staff member. This session helps develop skills important for work at camp, class office, peer mediation and other leadership roles. A trip to a Ropes Course for teambuilding, community service and planning a program for our Ready, Set, Campers allow SHL participants to practice leadership in a supportive, fun environment.


Counselor in Training Program 

Counselors in Training (CIT) are young adults who have completed 10th grade who volunteer during resident camp sessions. CITs work with our staff for two sessions each summer. During one session, they work with our kitchen crew and participate in programs in the evening. During the second session CITs work together with counselors to facilitate all aspects of camp life. Under the supervision of our adult camp staff, CITs lead activity blocks, facilitate cabin life and work with younger campers. This approach gives our CITs lots of time and opportunities to learn many aspects of our camp culture, participate in our staff community, learn, serve and have fun!

Camp Wrighters who have completed the Senior High Leadership program and have completed 10th grade are eligible to become Counselors in Training. An application and three references are required for consideration in this program. Applications are mailed to previous Senior High Leadership participants in December. Individuals who have not completed SHL and are interested in CIT positions should contact the Associate Director, Kaitlin Horvath. CITs are supervised by adult staff at all times. In many cases, CITs are able to use their time at Camp Wright to fulfill student service learning requirements.

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