Camp Waziyatah: Is Sleepaway Camp a Good Idea?

Camp Waziyatah, an overnight summer camp in Southern Maine, provides more than 40 activities for children ages 6 to 16. With accredited directors and trained counselors, the camp welcomes children into a community of integrity, respect, and responsibility.

Campers at Camp Waziyatah learn physical and mental skills associated with swimming, archery, performing arts, and more. But the camp experience is about much more than activities, Director Mitch Parker says. Children learn social skills and gain independence when they leave home for the summer weeks.

Some children may be nervous to separate from their families and attend camp with peers they have not met; however, the experience teaches lessons in self-esteem and social competency. Psychologists note that separation from the family is beneficial for parents too, because they learn to let go and allow their children to take on individual identities.

Camp Waziyatah offers summer sessions that last two to eight weeks. Campers come from all over the United States, and 10% of them arrive from international locations.