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ANNOUNCING...

CONNECTION CAMP for women!!

"Where a woman makes connections with the community, the environment, and within herself in a true summer camp setting."

AUGUST 19-23, 2015, $525!!!

SPOTS ARE LIMITED, REGISTER EARLY!

for women ages 22 and above

       

For years, mothers of our campers have said, "I wish I could go to camp."  Wa-Klo has now made that dream a reality by offering and designing a summer camp experience especially for women.  Women now have the chance to unplug, unwind, and connect while learning to shoot archery, sail a boat, play tennis, water ski, and much more under the direction of our activity specialists.  Our women campers will share a bunk with others making lasting friendships and building a strong community.  Days will be spent outdoors enjoying the magic that nature brings while nighttimes offer a chance to sit around a fire and roast marshmallows.  By unplugging and enjoying the best gifts each have to offer, makes summer camping vital in this increasingly rushed and sometimes distant world.  Learning to connect to the beauty of the world, to each other, and making those self-connections of confidence and courage make Connection Camp a unique and special place for all women.

Don't miss out!  Bring a pillow, sleeping bag, and an attitude of adventure to Connection Camp!!

Spots are limited, reserve yours today!

Press link seen below to access the Connection Camp registration form:

http://www.bunk1rollcall.com/en/a/1125

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT

CONNECTION CAMP for women

 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

For years, women have said, “I wish I could go to camp.”  Now they can with Connection Camp!  Enjoy a true, traditional, summer camp experience.  Meet new friends, try your hand at archery, relish being outside and breathing the fresh air, and enjoy everything a wonderful summer camp brings!

 

WHAT IS CONNECTION CAMP ABOUT?

Connection Camp is about a group of women coming together to enjoy a traditional, summer camp experience.   Each camper will design her own daily schedule, be treated to all meals and special events, and enjoy being outdoors in the company of other women.

 

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO AT CONNECTION CAMP?

You’re going to be a camper!!!  You’ll design your daily schedule and get instruction in the activities of your choice in the morning.  In the afternoon, we will have a smorgasbord of events from which to choose, and every night will offer a wonderful camping surprise.  You’ll meet women for all over, and the Wa-Klo staff is knowledgeable, spirited, and dedicated.

 

HOW DOES CAMP WA-KLO RELATE TO CONNECTION CAMP?

Camp Wa-Klo is a premiere, New England, traditional summer camp for girls.  After the Wa-Klo girls leave, then Connection Camp will be a post-camp event for women only.   Connection Camp will use the same activity specialists, support staff, and directors of Wa-Klo.  We’re just opening up the Wa-Klo experience to women, so everyone can experience the magic of “our little corner of the world.”

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

$525.  This fee covers room, meals, activities, and special events.  In fact, the fee covers everything but linen!  We do not make tuition adjustments for late arrivals or early departures, so we hope you can come and enjoy every minute!

 

SO, I HAVE TO BRING MY LINEN?

Yes.  A sleeping bag and a pillow should suffice.  However, single sheets fit on a cot, so you may want to bring sheets, a blanket/s, and a pillow.

 

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN AUGUST?

The New Hampshire weather is ever-changing.  Usually the weather is beautiful in the summer; however, there is no way to predict the temperatures.   The weather can get into the 80’s during the day and 60’s a night (typical) or the weather may be cooler.  Oftentimes in August, the highs may be in the 60’s with the lows in the 40’s.  Look at the forecast before coming and plan your wardrobe and blanket amount accordingly.  Also, understand that New Hampshire has one of the hardest weather patterns to predict.

 

WILL I NEED A SIGNED MEDICAL FORM BY A DOCTOR?

Camp Wa-Klo is an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp.  All campers MUST have a camper history form on file and a signed doctor’s form.  We will supply you these forms.  You must have proof of insurance before you can attend camp.  By registering, you are saying that you can participate in all camp activities. 

 

CAN I GO WITH MY FRIENDS?

Absolutely!  Friends are encouraged.  If you want to book a single cabin for 8 friends, that’s very doable.   However, if you come with 3 or 4 friends, you will more than likely be sharing a cabin with other amazing women.

 

WHAT ARE THE CABINS LIKE?

Our cabins are pine-paneled, comfortable yet rustic, bright and airy.  Just like all our campers and staff, you will be sleeping on a camp cot.  Cabins are equipped with a sink, toilet, and electricity.   Shower houses with individual stalls and hot water are used for bathing.  The cabins are all different shapes and sizes, but most can sleep 8-12 women comfortably.  

 

CAN I USE MY CELL PHONE AT CAMP?

We strongly discourage the use of all electronic devices, including cell phones, while at camp.  Connection Camp offers the chance for women to unwind, unplug, and just be.  There is no wi-fi service available at camp, and cell phone reception is spotty.  We also ask that no one walks around the camp property “plugged-in” at any time.

 

CAN I BRING ALCOHOL?

Camp Wa-Klo has a zero tolerance for alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and weapons on camp property.  However, there are drinking establishments less than 5 miles from camp.

 

CAN I ASK VISITORS TO MEET ME AT CAMP TO HANG OUT?

The camping environment is a sensitive one; one which depends on everyone working together to make the community work. Therefore, in respect for all campers and individual sensibilities, camp has a “no visitor” policy.

 

DO I NEED TO TIP THE STAFF?

No.  We ask that you do not tip or give gratuity to any staff member.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

You will be at Connection Camp for 4 nights and 3 full days, so plan accordingly.  Weather is variable, so check forecast before packing.  Equipment is available for all activities; however, if you want to play tennis with your racket, feel free to bring it.  There will be the option for jogs around the lake, a hike up the mountain, early morning yoga sessions, so you may have items that you want to bring for these specific activities.  The natural terrain is rocky, so a study shoe is your best bet for walking around to prevent ankle injuries.

 

Suggested items to bring:

Linen, pillow, towels

Sweatshirt & pants

Toiletries

water bottle

Sleeping bag/blankets

Pajamas

Shower caddy

Running gear (opt.)

Shorts

Swimsuit

Shower shoes

Hiking shoes (opt.)

T-shirts

Underwear

bathrobe

Yoga wear (opt.)

Sturdy sneakers & socks

Raincoat

flashlight

Tennis racket (opt.)

Sturdy sandal

Hat/ sunvisor

Sunblock

 

 

CAN I BRING MY BIKE?

Yes.  We do have plenty of bikes and helmets at camp, but if you would like to bring your own that’s fine.

 

ARE PETS ALLOWED AT CAMP?

No.  We have to cater to all sensibilities at camp, so pets are not allowed.

 

IS THIS CAMP FOR NETWORKING?

Connection Camp’s intention is to make connections with the community, the environment, and within you.  While you’re connecting with the community and meeting and making new friends, a natural networking may happen.  However, networking is not the intention of Connection Camp.

 

WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?

The food is wonderful!  We have very good chefs that work at camp with healthy food options.  There is a salad bar available both at lunch and supper.  Fresh fruit is available during all meals.  Our campers never go hungry!

 

CAN WE LEAVE CAMP AND DO OUR OWN THING?

Yes, but we do hope that your priority will be to enjoy the summer camp experience at Connection Camp. 

 

CAN WE GO OUT AT NIGHT?

New Hampshire businesses do close early, but if you would like to venture out that’s fine.  Most eating and drinking places are open to 9pm, and the famous Kimball’s ice cream stays open until 10pm.  Keene has bars/pubs that are open to about midnight.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IF I’M COMING ALONE?

Most of our Wa-Klo campers come alone to meet a brand new group of friends.  In fact, they don’t want their friends from home anywhere near “their little corner of the world.”  The magic of summer camping is how quickly everyone becomes friends.  The women that want a true, summer camp experience will be open to meeting new people and developing a mutual respect of everyone.  That’s what summer camp is all about—a diverse group of women coming together to make lasting friendships and have a lot of fun.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Driving is the preferred method in getting to camp.  However, we can do a pickup in Keene, NH if a camper chooses to take a bus.  Greyhound does go to Keene, which is about 25 minutes from camp.  If you need a pickup, you must notify us.  The nearest airports are Logan in Boston, MA (2 hours from camp) and Manchester, NH (1 hour and 15 minutes from camp).  Once arriving you will need to rent a car at the airport.

GPS help:

The physical address to Wa-Klo is 435 Page Rd., Dublin, NH 03444. If you plug this address into your GPS, it will take you in a roundabout way once you get close to camp. Once you get to Jaffrey or Dublin and off of Routes 101 or 124, use the directions on this page or else you may never find camp and that would be a pity.  If you do use your GPS, Page Road is only about 2 ½ miles long.  So, if you go from end to end on Page Road, you will eventually see all our gates and our main entrance, which is Gate 4.  We are on the dirt road of Page Road not the paved side.

From Boston

Route 93 North to Route 495 South to Route 3 towards Nashua, New Hampshire. Take Exit 8 (Amherst, Milford) follow the road through several sets of lights. You’ll come to a “T” in the road at the last set of lights. Take a Right onto Route 101A towards Milford. Take a Left onto Route 101 West towards Peterborough and Keene. The entrance to 101 West will be after an overpass at a set of lights. Follow route 101 West through a set of lights toward Peterborough and Keene. In Peterborough, go straight through a traffic light and head towards Dublin. Passing through Dublin and a rotary, look for the next road on the Left, which is Upper Jaffrey Road and turn left. Go about 2-1/2 miles. Look for green and white Wa-Klo sign on the Left, which is Page Road. If you see the lake you have gone too far. Make a left, go about 1/4 mile to the Wa-Klo sign and enter at Gate #4.

From New York

Take the Throgs Neck or Whitestone Bridge to Interstate 95 North. To Interstate 91 North to exit 3 Brattleboro, Vermont. To Route 9 East towards Keene, New Hampshire. This merges into Route 101 East towards Peterborough and Dublin. About 15 miles from Keene on the right is Dublin Lake, on Left is Cemetery, continue about 1/4 mile to Upper Jaffrey Road make a right. There is a Monadnock State Park sign where you are to trun.  Go about 2-1/2 miles. Look for green and white Wa-Klo sign on the Left, and take a left on Page Road. If you see the lake you have gone too far. Make a Left on Page Road, go about 1/4 mile to the Wa-Klo sign, and enter at Gate #4.

From New Jersey

Take route 287 North to 87 South New York State Thruway South towards the Tappan Zee Bridge. Take the 287 East Cross Westchester Expressway to exit 8 White Plains. Take 95 North Exit Follow New York directions from here.