Frequently Asked Questions

What age campers can be registered for Camp Wetu?

Campers can be 6-12 years old. We also have a Counselor in Training Program for ages 12 and up.   Please email camp@mounthopefarm.org if your child is interested in participating in the CIT program. 

How do I register for Camp Wetu?
You can register using this links on our main camp page or you can call our office at 401-254-1745 and pay via credit card or check.
 
Can I add the extended day option later if I’m not sure if I’ll need it?
Yes! Please email camp@mounthopefarm.org to let us know you need to add the extended day. You can mail a check to the farm or bring it on your first day of the session to cover the balance.
 

What is the difference between the two week session and the "one week of the session" option?

 Last summer we hosted 8 one-week sessions. There are many benefits to moving to a two-week structure. Our counselors get to know the group of campers for the session better, we can dig deeper into our themes, and we can offer a lower rate per day. However, if for whatever reason, you cannot commit to the two weeks, you can register for one week of the session. Your child will get the same great experience!

What is a typical day at Camp Wetu like?
Here is a sample schedule from our 2018 season. You will notice that the day is broken up to allow for a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
This is what a typical day looks like. However, our schedule is flexible, and depends on the activities planned for that day!
 
8:00 – 9:00: Campers arrive and play games with counselors
9:00– 9:30: Time with animals
9:30 – 10:00: Wash hands/ Morning Snack (campers bring their own)
10:00 – 10:30: Craft
10:30 – 11:00: Outdoor activity
11:00 – 11:30: Science experiment
11:30 – 1:00: Lunch (campers bring their own)/ Outdoor Games
1:00 – 2:00: Special Guest
2:00 – 2:30: Afternoon Snack (camp provides this snack every day)
2:30 – 3:30: Lawn games
3:30 – 5:30: Extended Day campers work with counselors to choose activities
 
What should my camper bring to camp?
Every day campers should bring the following: 
Packed lunch
Morning snack (we provide an afternoon snack)
Sunscreen
Refillable water bottle
Bathing suit and towel (our campers love to do water activities, but this is weather dependent, so we ask that campers come prepared for water activities every day)
 
Who works directly with the campers?
Our camp staff is comprised of a director who oversees all operations and interacts with parents and families, a team of three background-checked, CPR certified, highly qualified counselors, and a team of counselors in training (13-16 year olds) who assist the counselors. 
 
How many campers attend each session?
Each week varies based on enrollment but the maximum we will enroll, based on staffing and our facilities, is 40 campers.
 
Will my child be split up from their friend who is also attending camp?
No! One of the benefits of being a smaller camp is that most of the time we can do things as a whole group. Sometimes we will split into groups based on camper interest, but campers can always elect to stay with their friend.