Family Camps

Parents on a canoe trip in the Salmon River estuary - otters were spotted!

Parents on a canoe trip in the Salmon River estuary – otters were spotted!

2018 Family Camps – Registration is Open!

Camp Westwind hosts a variety of opportunities for parents and families to join their kids in the fun and magic of Westwind!

We have a camp to fit any size or type of family! Each of our family camps is unique in spirit but all offer similar programming. Adults get the opportunity to have some quiet time getting a massage, going kayaking, doing special art projects or taking a nap on the beach while the kids get to play with other kids their age under the supervision of the amazing camp staff. Of course there is plenty of time for families to do the challenge course, play in the sand, tie dye, kayak, archery, paddle board, hike and read.  Each family camp session has teen babysitters that have been interviewed and trained by camp staff to assist with the kids each day. Evening time for parents after kids are tucked into their cabins allows for camaraderie and connection. Cabins are shared with other families. (NOTE: we no longer allow alcohol at family camps).

Overall, by providing the lodging, meals and programming we free you up to just have fun!

Mother Child – a camp for Moms to connect with children and nature

2018 Sessions

  • Mother Child A July 11-14
  • Mother Child B July 21-24

Mother Child Camp allows moms and their kids to enjoy the ocean, do crafts, sing songs, act in the talent show, roast marshmallows, enjoy campfire, or just enjoy holding hands and walking on the beach.  Women come with their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, godchildren or any other special children in their lives ages 3-14. This session of camp is sure to be the highlight of your summer!

Fee: $375 for adult / $275 for child
Ages 3 and up
Camperships (financial aid) available

REGISTER HERE!


Friends & Family – a camp to connect with your people and nature

2018 Sessions

  • Friends & Family A July 7-10
  • Friends & Family B July 25-28
  • Friends & Family C August 18-21

Camps for anyone that wants to come to camp and be a camper!  This all-inclusive four days (or three in the Fall) at Westwind is for families, couples, groups of friends, or individuals of any age looking to get away from it all! With all of the typical Westwind family camp programming, wonderful staff, delicious food and a site like no other, Friends & Family camps will leave you counting down the days until you get to come back!

Fee: $375 for adult / $275 for child
Ages 3 and up
Camperships (financial aid) available

REGISTER HERE!


Family Camp Teen Babysitter Volunteers

During Westwind’s Family Camps, babysitter volunteers play a huge role! This is a great opportunity to spend time at Westwind while at the same time gaining experience working with children!

Roles as a volunteer babysitter:

  • Helping summer staff with Color Groups (activity groups made up of children of a similar age)
  • Babysitting in cabins in the evenings (may entail bed time routines, reading stories, playing games, etc.)
  • Sitting with families at meals and helping with camp meal time routines
  • Babysitting during activity blocks (families may sign up for a babysitter during daytime activity blocks)
  • Singing camp songs and performing with campers at talent shows and campfires

Apply here!

Applications are posted through your camp account. Please sign into your camp account (may need parental or guardian help to be signed in). You will find the application located in the ‘Document Center’ found under the ‘Additional Options’ tab. Applications are found in the left column under ‘Online Forms’.

All applicants must be at least 14 years of age by July 6, 2018.

Please feel free to contact Austin (‘Daks’) with any questions at austin@westwind.org.

**At this time babysitting is full for Summer 2018. If applicants still wish to apply in the event space opens up, please feel free to follow the instructions for applying above.


Fall Friends & Family Camp  

This all-inclusive three day/ two night camp in the Fall is for families, couples, groups of friends, or individuals of any age looking to get away from it all!

Unique to Fall Camp!

  • Nature hikes to spot mushrooms, returning salmon, resident elk and deer, and migrating gray whales
  • Fall Family Festival at Camp on Saturday night – games, booths, prizes, fall feast and a talent show
  • Weather permitting, family crab and canoe trip in the estuary

Fall Friends & Family camp has all of the typical Westwind family camp programming, including:

  • Family Activity time – go to arts & crafts, canoe & kayak, challenge course, Gaga ball, and various other camp activities together as a family. This is the heart and soul of family camp, even though there are other times when parents and children can go off and do their own things (see
    • Color Groups  – kids only activity groups
    • Parent/Adult Activity time – get a message, do a regular camp activit,  hike with some other parents, or just steal away to read a book. Color groups happen at same time.
  • Babysitters – volunteer babysitters (many are counselors-to-be) will do activities and supervise your child while you schedule time for yourself of with other parents/adults. They also read stories,

, wonderful staff, delicious food and a site like no other.

Dates:  October 5-7, 2018 (Friday to Sunday)

Crossing at Knight Park is at 4pm Friday afternoon; parking at Beaver Pond is available; Westwind will bring all gear in by truck.

Fee: $190 for adult / $140 for child
Ages 3 and up
Camperships (financial aid) available

REGISTER HERE!


Downloads

Family Camp Packing List

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