Camp Wright's resident camp programs provide opportunities to participate in a variety of activities, including boating, sports, archery, arts & crafts, drama, dance, nature study and more. Specialty programs throughout the summer provide a special focus on a particular interest or program. We balance longstanding Camp Wright traditions with new and innovative activities each session. We are proud to provide a traditional, unplugged camp experience: cell phones and tablets are not allowed, there is no electricity in our cabins, meals are eaten together with bunkmates and counselors, we even sing some of the same songs that our alumni campers recognize from their camp days. Our motto, learning to live together in a Christian way, flows throughout our program as campers are encouraged to make connections with God, with one another and with the natural world around them.
Traditional Resident Camps
Traditional One Week Sessions
(RC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 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 afternoon 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, Camp Wright Idol, or Counselor Hunt. Traditional Blue and White competitions round out these sessions.
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. Don't forget your Santa hat!
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.
Our specialty camp programs offer all the fun of our traditional camp programs, with extra time and activities devoted to specific experiences.
(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.
Senior High Leadership
(SHL) For campers who have complete grades 9-11.
For many, Senior High Leadership is the first step in the process of becoming a Counselor in Training. A community service project, partnering with veteran staff members, and planning programs for our younger campers allow participants to practice leadership in a fun, supportive environment.
For campers ages 6 - 10.
Mini Sessions are a great way to introduce younger campers 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!
For campers having completed grades 3 - 6.
Nature Campers explore the ecology of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay, 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.
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. CITs have opportunities to explore different aspects of the camp operation. CITs will work in the kitchen, work together with counselors to lead a cabin group and facilitate programs for our campers. Two veteran staff members serve as CIT coordinators, who meet regularly with CIT participants, provide feedback and help with camper to staff transitions. 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. Our CIT Application can be accessed through CampMinder. Select "CIT Sessions" as your session choice when registering. Feel free to call or email our Associate Director if you have any questions.