Facilities

Take a Look Around Camp

Wilson Lodge

Wilson Lodge serves as the main communal building at Camp Westwind. All campers and staff gather to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Lodge each day. Meals are served family style and typically eaten with cabin groups. This is a time when campers can reflect on their day, bond, as well as enjoy a delicious meal. Before each meal, campers gather on the deck steps where they sing songs and receive mail from home. In the morning and evening, camp gathers for Flag, a ceremony to raise or lower the flags for the day as well as a time to gather as a community before the day begins or to reflect on the day before it closes.

 

 

Wilson Lodge may also serve as an indoor programming space when needed for activities such as talent shows or rainy day activities. The indoor fireplace serves as a great rainy day campfire space for the whole camp to gather. The newly renovated deck is the perfect space for an evening dance party or just sitting and taking in the breath taking ocean views!


McIver Lodge

McIver Lodge offers an indoor activity space. McIver houses the Art Palace, where campers have the opportunity to put their creative minds to work creating arts and crafts. Additionally, McIver offers a cozy indoor space to play games and cards on the couches in front of the fireplace on chilly nights. A small kitchen allows for baking and jam making in small cabin or activity groups. Across the covered porch overlooking the stunning beach is the Dormitory side of McIver. During the summer months, the Dormitory serves as staff housing.

Cascade Head

Cascade Head is the main bath house at camp. It houses showers, toilets, and sinks. Cascade Head is located near Wilson Lodge as well as close to all cabins (closest to the youngest campers). Outhouses are also located throughout camp to serve as closer bathrooms to some program areas.

Cabins

Westwind has thirteen camper cabins. Each cabin has nine beds total with the exception of Vi’s Place. Vi’s Place is a larger cabin that can sleep 16. Cabins are rustic and simple, but provide a night’s sleep and a communal living feel. During youth camps, each cabin has one or two counselors that stay in the cabins with the campers during each night of the session. Camp is separated into units based on age groups. Cabins make up the Sherwood Unit (grades 1-4), Highlands Unit (grades 5-7), and Alpine Unit (grades 7-8). Cabins do not have bathrooms, but they do have electricity and bathrooms located near by.


Teen Tents

As part of the Teen programs at Westwind campers usually stay in The Dunes. This is the Teen area made up of five canvas tents all encircling a communal campfire. This becomes the home for both the Teen Adventure and Teen Lead programs. The area is a short walk to the beach or estuary.

The Ridge- Health Center

At Camp Westwind, the health and safety of our campers and staff is our top priority. The Ridge is our Health Center and is located in the center of camp. During youth sessions the Ridge is staffed with health care professionals around the clock. Additionally, every counselor is certified in First Aid/CPR and AED and Waterfront staff are also certified as lifeguards. If campers are coming to camp with any medications either prescription or over the counter, must be stored and locked in the Ridge. In the event that a child suffers anything more than a minor injury or illness, the medical staff member on site will contact the camper’s parents or guardians.

Friar Tuck (Camp Store)

Friar Tuck houses our Camp Store. Campers have the opportunity to visit the Camp Store during their sessions. Apparel and souvenir items can be found in the store such as baseball caps, beanies, sweatshirts, mugs, journals, etc. We do not sell snacks in the store. Please visit the Camp Store page to take a look at some of what we have for sale! Campers can use money that is linked to their camp account to make purchases at the store. During youth camps cash is not accepted. Money can be added to your campers Camp Store account prior to their session or once your camper has arrived. During Family Camps, the “Sand Bar” is also located in the Camp Store. This is an espresso coffee bar that is open several times throughout the day for adults to get their needed caffeine fix!

Tillicum

Tillicum Barn, while it used to house Westwind’s horses, now serves as a multi-functional recreational space. Outside the barn we have an archery range, gaga ball pit, tree climbing (a harnessed in self-belay system), and a small field. Inside the barn, it is common to see campers playing basketball, giant Jenga, corn hole, or hula hooping. Tillicum has become a great indoor space for rainy days, as well! Solar panels were recently installed on the roof of Tillicum to help feed renewable energy back to Westwind.

 

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