Wolf Tree Programs LLC fosters healthy relationships to self and community through nature immersion and wilderness living skills. We offer a variety of programs for children and adults.

Summer Day Camp            

All sessions full & taking a waiting list.


 

Explore! Play Games! Learn Wilderness Skills!

Activities may include:

  • Rope making
  • Safe fire making
  • Shelter building
  • Wildlife tracking
  • Flora and Fauna I.D.

Summer camp is designed to foster children’s curiosity in a fun, safe, and supportive environment. Our days are unstructured and we follow the group energy and what we find on the land.

Experienced and engaging instructors will help campers learn essential leadership and team building skills, develop confidence, and become stewards of the land and local communities.

Please note, we do a fair bit of hiking/wandering on the land so kids need to expect this and be prepared with appropriate gear & backpack.


2017 Dates:

Session 1 - June 26 - June 30, Ages 6-12

Session 2 - July 3 - July 7 (there is camp on July 4th), Ages 7-12

Session 3 - July 10 - July 14, Ages 7-12

Session 4 - July 17 - July 21, Ages 7-12

Session 5 - July 24 - July 28, Ages 6-12


Ages:
Sessions 1 & 5, Ages 6-12
Session 2, 3 & 4, Ages 7-12

Times: Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm. 

Location: The Montague Retreat Center, 177 Ripley Rd, Montague, MA
Please note, this address is not the Wolf Tree office. It is where the camp is taking place.

Tuition:

Early Registration: $275/week - February 1st to March 31st.

Regular Registration: $300/week - April 1st  - June 15th


 

Important Notes:

  • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have space for 24-36 kids/week, which will be placed into 2-3 groups of 12.

  • Your spot is confirmed once we receive your complete registration form, including Medical Form & full payment. There is a $25 late fee applied for Medical Forms received after June 1st.

  • Ages: The ages are based upon your child's age as of Sept 1st, 2017. We do not make exceptions to the age ranges so please do not apply for a program if your child is not the indicated age.


Registration Notes:

  • See this page about Medical forms if you sent them in for 2016 summer camp

 

Registration:

 

 

Cancellation Policy:

For cancellations prior to June 1st, fees are refundable minus a $25 processing fee. For cancellations after June 1st, refunds are subject to finding replacements. If we can find a replacement for the spot, we will give you the refund minus the $25 processing fee. If we cannot find a replacement, we can only refund 50% of tuition paid.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Instructor to Camper Ratios: As far as ratios go, in each group there will be a lead counselor, an assistant, and a Leader in Training with no more than 12 campers. 

Licensing and Safety: The camp is licensed through the town Dept. of Public Health Standards.  Recreational camps require that all staff members must have CORI/SORI (background) checks done as well as be CPR and First Aid certified through the American Red Cross.  The law also states that all staff must go through a staff training which is held and completed before camp begins. Furthermore, all camp lead staff are adults whose years of work with children ages 6-17 years old in an outdoor setting have been verified and come highly recommended.

  • All activities are led by carefully chosen staff with many years of camp experience.
  • Have an indoor space available during inclement weather.
  • Each field group will have counselors who are at least 18 years of age with CPR and First Aid certifications. 
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    Typical Day: This is a day camp running from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.  The camp is an outdoor adventure camp.  Our schedule is organized in a way to give kids a fun, safe, learning experience in nature.  The kids will arrive around 9 a.m. and play some fun, engaging group games followed by a daily check-in circle.  Then we will split off into field groups and head out to our daily activities.  We will meet back up around 2 p.m. as a big group and tell the story of the day followed by some more group games and/or songs and skits.  The kids will have snacks around this time. We will split back up into field groups to wrap up the day and be back to the pick-up area at 3 p.m. to greet the parents.  In our daily activities we will explore, play group games, learn about the forest, build fires, learn outdoor cooking skills, learn basic wilderness living skills including rope making, fire by friction, primitive shelters, animal tracking, and many more, sing songs and just have a great time in nature.  It is designed for children to feel more comfortable in nature and learn about the natural world.  It is also about character building.  The core of what we do is to help kids develop self-confidence, leadership skills, team building skills, positive communication skills, respect, responsibility, and healthy approaches to growing up.

     

    *This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusettes Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health*

    *Parents may request copies of staff background checks, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances*


    Click here for our policy of treating mildly ill participants