Explore the World Around Us
Fostering life-changing outdoor experiences since 1936, the Camp Westwind experience allows campers to leave civilization behind and enter a world of sun, sand, and new friends. Campers are welcomed as they cross the Salmon River on canoes (or ferries), met by camp staff singing them into a highlight of their summer.
Once at Westwind campers immerse themselves in outdoor activities and camp traditions, and imagination comes alive! Campers spend a week participating in cabin activities and choosing some of their own daily activities while making friends, developing skills, growing in confidence and creating lasting memories in Westwind’s wild and scenic setting.
Camp is generally divided into four units by grade:
- Sherwood – grades 1st-4th
- Highlands – grades 5th-7th
- Alpine – grades 7th-8th
- Teens – grades 9th-12th
REASONS TO CHOOSE CAMP WESTWIND!
- Safety: our first priority is the safety of our campers and the entire community at Westwind, and is accomplished through extensive staff training as well as operating under the American Camp Association standards.
- Supervision: Westwind camper to staff ratio averages 4:1. Staff go through a vigorous application process, including background and reference checks. Staff are required to have first aid/CPR/AED certification, complete courses on behavior management and mandatory reporting, and receive additional training for specific skills such as life guarding, archery instruction, challenge course instruction, canoe & kayak instruction, etc.
- Community: Westwind creates a safe and inclusive community and encourages campers to explore the world around them
- Friends: whether it’s making friends with someone new, learning to use a kayak, participating in a campfire skit or hiking to an overnight spot where you spend a night under the stars, Westwind encourages campers to grow beyond their boundaries, giving them self-confidence by doing something they have never done before.
- Site: Westwind sits on 529 beautiful wooded acres with a mile of ocean front and over 3 miles of land bordering the Salmon River estuary.
- Personal Growth: Westwind programs allow campers to return year after year to try new challenges and adventures while growing in their confidence and understanding of themselves as well as those around them.
- Open to All: Westwind strives to be accessible to all children and families, with strong outreach to diverse communities and generous financial aid awards (aka “Camperships.”)