Camp Wetu 8-Week Children's Summer Camp

Camp Wetu 2019 – Summer of Exploration!  

“Exploring yesterday, creating today, changing tomorrow.”

Registration Open!

Four 2-week sessions with the option to register for one week of the session!

Discovery, curiosity, and passion are values that we strive to nurture within all of our campers at Camp Wetu. So, what better theme for Camp Wetu 2019 than exploration?

Surrounded by the 127 acre beautiful and historic grounds of Mount Hope Farm, campers will explore the world around them ranging from the local community to the galaxies of our universe, during each of our four sessions.

They will also be given opportunities to explore themselves as they uncover a sense of confidence in their abilities and develop their interests and passions. All of this will take place while your campers have a blast interacting with their peers, participating in games, competitions, sports, crafts, and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Camp Wetu gives campers the opportunity to work with our highly trained staff, interact with the livestock on the farm including our Nigerian dwarf goats, donkeys, and pheasants, explore the acres of Mount Hope Farm, and interact with the local community including the Pokanoket Indian tribe and other local educators. This is an opportunity that you do not want to miss. Enroll now to begin exploring!

 

Our Mission

Camp Wetu’s mission is to offer children, ages 6-12, an experience that develops their curiosity and engagement with the world around them. Campers will develop confidence, compassion for those around them, and a sense of duty to help the community through an inquiry based camp experience. We are proud to incorporate Mount Hope Farm’s history, natural resources, and animals into our program.

Schedule

Our regular day runs from 9 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Campers registered for the regular day can begin arriving at 8:30 am and must be picked up by 3:30 pm.

Campers registered for the extended day can begin arriving at 8 am  and must be picked up by 5:30 pm.

If you would like to see a more detailed version of our daily schedule, check out our FAQ section!

Camp Wetu 2019 is divided into four 2-week long sessions, but you may sign up for one week 

Each session has a theme related to exploration. Each day at Camp Wetu will be filled with activities both related to our theme and ones not related to the theme. The theme serves as a topic of discovery for the session but does not encompass all that happens during the day.

Each day at Camp Wetu campers will interact with our farm animals, play games and sports, do fun and interesting crafts, and participate in activities related to the theme which could vary from science experiments, visits from special guests, hands on activities and competitions, and so much more.

We understand that every camper has different interests and that is why we do our best to make sure there is something for everyone every day at Camp Wetu!

 Session 1: Wilderness Trailblazers – June 24-28 and July 8-12

(IMPORTANT! There is no camp the week of July 4th, the session will resume on July 8th). 

Campers will explore what lives in the wilderness, how the ecosystem coexists, how humans can happily survive in the wilderness, why trees are important to the world, the effects of deforestation, and other pressing questions! Along the way campers will explore folklore and fairytales related to the wilderness, interact with the local Pokanoket Indian Tribe, create amazing crafts, and have a blast!

Register for Session 1 Here or call the Farm at 401.254,1745

Session 2: Underwater Voyagers – July 15-26

 During this two week session at Camp Wetu, campers will explore the depths of the Ocean with all of the creatures that live below the surface. Campers will engage with sea life, visit the shoreline of Mount Hope Farm and discover creatures, shells, and take in the beautiful views. They will work with the Save the Bay organization to think about questions of sustainability. Along the way they’ll explore the magic of the sea by way of mermaids, pirates, whales, and so much more!

Register for Session 2 Here or call the Farm at 401.254,1745

Session 3: Astronomical Adventurers – July 29-August 9

During this two week session at Camp Wetu campers will have an out-of-this-world-time! Campers will be exploring the galaxy we live in, the solar system, the stars, the moon, and infinity and beyond! Do aliens exist? How do astronauts make it into space? What do we still not know about space? What do scientists learn from studying the stars? These are the types of questions our campers will be working to answer! Along the way we will create our own spacecraft, explore the planets in our solar system, and follow our curiosities into the great beyond!

Register for Session 3 Here or call the Farm at 401.254,1745

Session 4: Globetrotters – August 12-23

Camp Wetu campers will spend the two weeks travelling around the world! Campers will be able to explore different ecosystems around the world, different continents, exotic animals, different cultures, food from around the world, and people and places different than their own! Campers will create their own passports, create a photo album of their travels, engage with the culture of the local Pokanoket Indian tribe, and be exposed to cultures they might not have even known about! This session will inspire curiosity in campers about the world around them and inspire them to travel when they get the opportunity!

Register for Session 4 Here or call the Farm at 401.254,1745

Session Rates per Camper

  • Two Week Session Regular Day: $500;  $450 for Members
  • Two Week Extended Day, $600;  $550 for Members
  • One Week of the Session, Regular Day $250; Extended Day $300

Discount Codes

EARLY – Use this code before April 1st to get 10% off your order.

SIBLING – Use this code when registering 2 or more children for the same session to get 10% off your order.

Note: Only one code may be used per order. 

If you would like to register over the phone, call the Farm at 401.254.1745 with your registration and credit card information.

Payment is due in full at registration; if you are registering for multiple sessions and want to pay in full for the first session and make a partial payment for the balance, please contact the Camp Director, Carolyn Westgate by email or call 401.254.1745  

A refund, less $50 will be issued for cancellations received by June 1, 2019.  No refunds will be issued after that date.

Mount Hope Farm reserves the right to cancel sessions due to low enrollment and a full refund will be issued in that event.  

  Click here to ask questions via email or call the Farm at 401.254.1745