Campers are assigned to a gender specific "tribe" with 6 to 12 other campers and a caring counselor. The tribe size depends on the Nation, younger Nation has smaller tribes. The counselor will help each camper set and achieve their individual goals during their camp session.
Each "tribe" is a part of a grade-specific "nation," to promote spirit and friendly competition. Counselors and tribe activities are supervised closely by "nation chiefs," who are experienced leadership staff.
- Braves Nation: Rising 1st and 2nd Grades
- Warrior Nation: Rising 3rd and 4th Grades
- Thunderbird Nation: Rising 5th and 6th Grades
- Chief Nation: Rising 7th and 8th Grades
Lead by Example
A well-trained, enthusiastic staff is the key to a positive camp experience. Camp Widjiwagan counselors are chosen for their maturity, skills, patience, enthusiasm and desire to be good role models for children.
The staff undergoes extensive professional training that emphasizes safety, child growth and development, teaching methods and group dynamics. At Camp Widjiwagan, we make the health and safety of each camper our prime concern. Counselors are trained in safety, first aid and CPR, and place heavy emphasis on accident prevention by supervising all activities closely.
All of the staff members that we have come into contact with during the last two summers have been extremely helpful, positive and enthusiastic.
Thank you for loving and caring for my son while he is at camp. This has and will continue to benefit his life for years to come. —Crystal Wheat
I enjoyed the kind and caring staff because they were there because they care about us kids! —Haley Frost