Who Attends Camp Waziyatah?




A coed summer camp located in beautiful Waterford, Maine, Camp Waziyatah welcomes campers ages six to sixteen from around the world. This summer, the camp will host six different sessions ranging in length from two weeks to eight weeks. To ensure that all campers get the most out of their experience, Camp Waziyatah divides the youth by age and offers different programming for younger and older campers. Boys and girls in grades two through six live in “The Pines.” This special area of camp features smaller cabin groups and more personal attention. Campers at The Pines still participate in all camp activities, but they also spend plenty of time learning to live away from home.

Teenagers entering grades seven through ten spend their camp sessions living in “The Grove” and “The Hill.” These young men and women enjoy a series of teen-specific activities and programs, including coed special events and high adventure trips. Finally, Camp Waziyatah invites teenagers entering 11th and 12th grades to participate in its Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) and Junior Counselor Programs. These sessions allow teens to work with younger campers, complete lifeguard certification, and gain valuable leadership experience.

The Benefits of Summer Camp

A summer camp in Waterford, Maine, Camp Waziyatah espouses the core values of courtesy, integrity, respect, and responsibility. A member of the American Camp Association (ACA), Camp Waziyatah prides itself on helping children and adolescents build their self-esteem and grow as individuals.

For 100 years, the American Camp Association (ACA) has played a major role in ensuring that camps across the country offer safe, educational places for children to grow and play. In a fairly recent study, the organization polled parents to see how camp affected their children. In the survey, the ACA presented parents with statements like “My child felt successful at camp” and asked them to rate the statements on a scale of one through five.

The results showed that overall, the majority of parents agreed that camp helps children feel successful, make new friends, gain new skills, build interpersonal relationship skills, and discover or develop their interests. Experts with the ACA also point out that camp meets a variety of youth developmental needs, ranging from creative self-expression to meaningful participation.