Girls Getaway Weekend!

Come unplug, unwind, and relax for a long weekend!

Experience the excitement of summer camp and the perks of vacation without worrying about meals, lodging, or activities- we provide it all for you! For years, adults have lamented the fact that camp is “just for kids”. Well ladies, here is your chance to experience the magic of summer camp! Come unplug, unwind, and relax at Girls’ Getaway Weekend! How you spend your day is up to you. Learn to horseback ride, shoot a bullseye, sail, water ski and much more under the direction of our activity specialists. Or perhaps you’d like to spend your day relaxing by the lake with a book. Girls’ Getaway is a great chance to relive your camp days or be a first time camper as an adult!

AUGUST 17-20, 2017 • $450

(Alumni Rate: $375)

for women ages 21 and above
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

 

FAQs About GIRLS’ GETAWAY for Women

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

For years, women have said, “I wish I could go to camp.” Now they can with Girls’ Getaway! Spend your days trying out a wide range of activities or maybe you’d rather relax by Thorndike Pond with a book. You can experience the magic of summer camp and the relaxation of a vacation without having to worry about meals, lodging, or activities. Come alone or bring your friends!


WHAT AM I GOING TO DO AT GIRLS' GETAWAY?

You choose how you spend your time! We have open activity blocks every day which you can choose to attend. No need to plan ahead! Just show up to whichever activities you’d like. Activities include water sports (water skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, tubing, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, crew, and swimming), arts (stained glass, tie dye, painting/drawing), land sports (archery, field archery, yoga, tennis), horseback riding, hiking, and more!


WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKEND?

Remember you choose how to spend your time. While we offer a busy schedule, NOTHING is mandatory. We will also have an optional Mt. Monadnock hike and an optional long distance swim to our island as well.

Thursday (August 17th)

4:30 Check In
5 – 6 Welcome Reception
6 – 6:30 Tour of Camp
6:30 Dinner
Evening Activity
Camp Fire

Friday (August 18th)

7 – 8 Early Yoga
8 – 8:30 Coffee/Light Buffet
8:30 – 9:30 Hot Breakfast
10 – 11 Activity Block One
11:15 – 12:15 Activity Block Two
12:45 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Rest Hour/Open Swim
2:30 – 3:30 Activity Block Three
3:45 – 4:45 Activity Block Four
5 – 6 Activity Block Five
6 – 6:30 Happy Hour (BYO)
6:30 Dinner
Evening Activity
Camp Fire

Saturday (August 19th)

7 – 8 Early Yoga
8 – 8:30 Coffee/Light Buffet
8:30 – 9:30 Hot Breakfast
10 – 11 Activity Block One
11:15 – 12:15 Activity Block Two
12:45 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Rest Hour/Open Swim
2:30 – 3:30 Activity Block Three
3:45 – 4:45 Activity Block Four
5 – 6 Activity Block Five
6 – 6:30 Happy Hour (BYO)
6:30 Dinner
Evening Activity
Camp Fire

Sunday (August 20th)

8 – 9:30 Brunch
9:30 – 10:30 Open Activities
11 Departure
12 Alumni Lunch!


HOW DOES CAMP WA-KLO RELATE TO GIRLS' GETAWAY?

Camp Wa-Klo is a premiere, New England, traditional summer camp for girls. After the Wa-Klo girls leave, then Girls’ Getaway will be a post-camp event for women only. Girls’ Getaway 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?

$450 ($375 for Alumni). This fee covers room, meals, activities, and special events. In fact, the fee covers everything but linen!


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. 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 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.


HOW IS CELL SERVICE/INTERNET?

There is no wi-fi service available at camp, and cell phone reception is spotty (though the best places to get it are the front field, near the Ark, and the dining room). You may use our “staff phone” in the main office at any time if you need to make a call. We also ask that no one walks around the camp property “plugged-in” at any time.


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.

Wa-Klo strives to provide our wonderful camp experience for as many girls as possible, however some need financial assistance to attend camp.  Instead of giving a gratuity, you are welcome to leave a donation to our campership fund in a staff member’s name. Donations can be made in our main office.


WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

You will be at Girls’ Getaway for 3 nights and 2 full days, so plan accordingly. Weather is variable, so check forecast before packing. Equipment is available for all activities (except for riding- see below); 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 sturdy 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
Sunblock
For Horseback Riding: Please bring long pants (or jodphurs), a hard riding hat* (must be ASTM/SEI Approved), and any kind of boots with a heel (or jodhpur boots- rubber or leather). Please let us know if you have questions!
*We do have a limited number of helmets available.


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.


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- you choose how you fill your time!  Peterborough, NH is a quick 15 min. drive away and a nice little New England town to explore.  Keene, NH, only 30 min away, offers more restaurants or stores to explore.  We can provide you with a list of local restaurants if you’re looking to have nice meal out.


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.


HOW DO I GET THERE?

Driving is the preferred method in getting to camp. 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.


HOW DO I REGISTER?

You will be able to fill out a camper registration form through our CampInTouch system.  The link to the application is here: https://campwaklo.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App
Fill in your own information for both parent/guardian and camper.  To specify your Girls’ Getaway session, there is a dropdown box to pick a camper grade.  Select “Girls’ Getaway” at the end of the list.
Please let us know if you have any difficulty registering. Our office number is 978-225-3292 and email is info@campwaklo.com.


WHAT ARE THE DETAILS FOR THE ALUMNI LUNCH?

Join us directly after the Girls’ Getaway for a lunch just for alumni!
To register, first fill out our Alumni Information here: https://campwaklo.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/alumni/App
Once you have registered, we will review your information and send you an email that allows you to log in to your account.  Once logged in, navigate to “Forms & Documents” and then “2017 Alumni Lunch Registration” to fill out a quick form to let us know you’ll be attending. Guests are welcome!