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Where is Wicosuta located?

Who are the directors?

How do you select the staff?

Do you offer options for campers to come for less than 4 weeks?

Where do campers come from?

Is Wicosuta a uniform camp?

Do we have socials with boys from nearby camps?

How do girls get to camp?

What does Wicosuta do to make girls feel welcome?

What about phone calls and mail?

Can I see photos of my daughter at camp?

How is the food?

Who will take care of my child if she gets sick or is injured?


WHERE IS WICOSUTA LOCATED?
Camp Wicosuta is located on 100 acres of pristine, wooded land on the shores of Newfound Lake in the foothills of the White Mountains in Bristol, New Hampshire. Wico is 2 hours from downtown Boston, 3 1/2 hours from Montreal and 5 hours from New York City.
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WHO ARE THE DIRECTORS?
Corey and Justin Dockswell are Camp Wicosuta's directors. With over 25 years of combined camp experience and extensive backgrounds in education and social work, Corey and Justin know what it takes to create a safe, supportive and fun environment for your daughter. Both Corey and Justin attended overnight camps from the age of 8 and spent many summers thereafter as campers and counselors at their respective camps.
Corey received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Emory University and a Master of Social Work from New York University. She joined Wicosuta as Assistant Director in 2006. Prior to that, she worked at a resident camp and spent three years as the Director of Special Programs for the American Camp Association's New York Section.

Justin received both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Master of Education from the University at Buffalo. He served as the Assistant Director at Wicosuta and, prior to that, worked for five years as Assistant Director and Boys Head Counselor at two residential camps.

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HOW DO YOU SELECT THE STAFF?
Wicosuta hires staff members who possess character and integrity and who serve as excellent role models for our girls. We do this by recruiting staff members from the finest schools in the U.S. and abroad. Each program area is headed by a specialist with many years of coaching and teaching experience. All of our group counselors are college students. A camper-to-counselor ratio of 3:1 is maintained to ensure proper supervision at all times. Staff members are sensitive to the needs of first-time campers and are trained to make sure that girls acclimate to the camp environment.
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DO YOU OFFER OPTIONS FOR CAMPERS TO COME FOR LESS THAN 4 WEEKS?
Yes. Our Two-Week Introductory Session for first-time campers is open to current 1st through 5th graders. It is the perfect introduction to overnight camping for girls and families interested in the experience, but not yet ready for a full four-week session. The two-week camper is exposed to a wide range of traditional camp activities and events. Two-week campers share cabins with other two-week campers only and enjoy a 3:1 camper-to-counselor ratio.
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WHERE DO CAMPERS COME FROM?
Wicosuta girls hail from 18 states and 10 countries. Many of our campers are the daughters and granddaughters of Wicosuta alumnae.
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IS WICOSUTA A UNIFORM CAMP?
Wico girls are required to wear the official uniform through grade 5. Girls in 6th grade and up are not required to wear uniforms, but must wear solid-color (non-designer) clothing. These dress requirements eliminate the pressure and resulting competition that girls often feel about "what to wear."
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DO WE HAVE SOCIALS WITH BOYS FROM NEARBY CAMPS?
Socials are held throughout the summer with neighboring boys' camps. The number and format of the socials depends upon the age of the campers.
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HOW DO GIRLS GET TO CAMP?
Coach bus transportation is provided for campers from Westchester, Connecticut, Boston and New York. We chaperone flights from several major metropolitan areas. Our staff personally meets girls arriving by plane at Logan Airport in Boston and at Manchester Airport in Manchester, NH.
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WHAT DOES WICOSUTA DO TO MAKE GIRLS FEEL WELCOME?
Corey and Justin strive to meet every girl who plans to attend Wicosuta. Spending time with our campers in their homes helps us get to know each girl and contributes to her adjustment to camp. Each new camper is also assigned a "Big Sister," a returning camper who acts as a pen pal to the new camper before the summer begins. "Big Sisters" spend time at camp with their "Little Sisters" making first-time campers feel at home.
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WHAT ABOUT PHONE CALLS AND MAIL?
Parents may call their daughters at a specified time once during the session. Girls are required to write home three times a week and we recommend parents do the same. Emails may also be sent to campers through the Wicosuta web site. Parents are encouraged to share questions or concerns with the directors anytime throughout the summer.
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CAN I SEE PHOTOS OF MY DAUGHTER AT CAMP?
We post photographs and a daily update so you can see all the great activities your daughter is enjoying. Access to this area of our website is password protected for current campers' families only.
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HOW IS THE FOOD?
The Wicosuta dining hall is alive with songs and cheers. Our menu is designed to appeal to girls. Our food service and chefs provide a large variety of nutritious and well-prepared selections. Alternatives, including vegetarian options, are available at every meal. Two large salad bars, a deli bar, and a daily pasta selection are offered at both lunch and dinner. Snacks during the day and at bedtime include fresh fruit, healthy treats and ice-cream.
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WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF MY CHILD IF SHE GETS SICK OR IS INJURED?
Wicosuta's health center staff consists of five nurses. All of them live and work at camp. Our Health Center is open seven days a week, and a nurse is on call 24 hours a day. We have an established relationship with a local pediatrician who is on-call daily. Medical specialists, dentists and orthodontists are nearby and will treat our girls if necessary.

The health center staff reviews each of our camper's medical history and medications. Sick call is held after each meal, but campers who are ill are escorted to the Health Center by their counselor at any time. Children receive routine medications at mealtimes and bedtime according to the documentation on their health history.

Parents are always called when a child stays overnight in the Health Center, needs to see a specialist, or needs to be started on prescription medication. We contact parents or the emergency contact person immediately in the event of an accident or serious injury.

Our nurses are sensitive to both the physical and emotional well-being of our campers and deliver plenty of "TLC" with each treatment.
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