Parent Resource

Wyonegonic family with camperThis online resource guide is designed to assist parents with necessary preparation for their camper’s summer at Wyonegonic Camps.

Careful planning and attention to detail will help your daughter feel ready for her summer adventure. Please be sure to read each section and let us know if you have any questions.

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Important Dates

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Please visit our website calendar for the dates and information of our activities.

You can change the view of the calendar to a list format by selecting the grey box in the upper right hand corner and changing to "List View".

Camp Clothing Tips

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Click here to download and print a Camper Packing List.

Everyday Attire: Camp colors are forest green and white

  • Shorts may be tan/khaki, forest green or white
  • Shirts may be forest green or white with Wyonegonic logos (no other logos; plain white are permitted)
  • Sunday attire is white shorts and white shirt
  • Swimsuits, night clothes and rain gear have no color requirement
  • Jeans, cords or other trousers are acceptable as weather dictates

Amerasport – Official uniform and personal equipment outfitter

  • Use the Amerasport form as a guideline for your camper’s clothing supply
  • Plan ahead and allow time for ordering from Amerasport as items are customized with camp logo
  • Amerasport services several camps. We recommend you do not order at the last minute.
  • The forest green fleece jacket or the hooded sweatshirt are cozy and popular. Campers enjoy using these items 12 months of the year!
  • Check your daughter’s measurements before you order; if an item does not fit properly, return to Amerasport with specific instructions and allow time for the exchange.
  • International orders will be shipped directly to camp

Personal Labels for Clothing and Gear are mandatory and may be ordered through Amerasport or Olivers Labels (which are available through your Parent Login) . If you order clothing through Amerasport prior to May 1 and you request, their labels can be attached free of charge.

We furnish all bedding, including pillows. Bath towels are necessary but we suggest that large, thick beach towels be left at home as they are difficult to dry on our clotheslines under the shade of the trees.

Baggage Shipping: Advance planning for shipping baggage is important. Footlockers are not permitted on camp chaperoned buses or vans. We encourage you to use the Mailing Center for shipping to and from camp. The mailing center service uses UPS (United Parcel Service) for delivery. There is a simple process to create an account and have your parcel picked up at home and delivered to camp. On departure, the mailing center will collect all parcels prearranged for pickup. This service expedites baggage shipping and reduces the cost of shipping compared to items shipped without prearrangement that are billed through the Wyonegonic. This is the same system used by our brother camp Winona.

Footlockers are a necessary item to contain clothing and belongings. Our preferred model The Happy Camper,  is available through C&N footlockers. You may rent a used footlocker from Wyonegonic for $50 if arrangements are made in advance. No footlockers are shipped out of the country at the end of the season. Winter storage of footlockers and camp clothes is permissible, if arrangements are made in advance.

Laundry is gone for 24 to 48 hours each week; therefore, a ten day supply of clothing is suggested, depending on a child’s habits. A mesh laundry bag is provided by camp.

Sundries: Complimentary replacement items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, pens, stationery, postcards, flashlights and batteries (AA and AAA) are available during the summer. Camera supplies are not available.

Special Events:

  • Red White and Blue attire is permitted for one special event each session
  • Senior Campers may wear street clothes of good taste for the co-ed social event held with Winona.

Requirements for Swimmers:

Campers are required to wear a white bathing cap while swimming. White caps are part of our risk management plan for all swimmers in the water. Campers prefer Lycra caps and we request that you send at least two. You may order the white Lycra caps from Amerasport or purchase them in a sporting goods store.

Recommendations for Swimmers:

We prefer one-piece, quick-drying, nylon, swimsuits. If your daughter brings a two-piece suit, make sure it is practical for vigorous swim lessons and is of tasteful appearance. Campers should have at least two suits. UV protection swim-shirts are available through Amerasport or grUVy wear.

Suggestions for Trips:

  • Sleeping Bags: Many campers will choose to get involved in the tripping program beyond the “cabin overnight” and therefore, a sleeping bag that compacts into a stuff sack is recommended.
  • Backpacks: Day packs (school sized book packs) are helpful for day hikes. For campers choosing to do extensive overnight backpacking, a sturdy frame pack that includes a hip belt is recommended.
  • Footwear: Sturdy running shoes or low top hikers are appropriate on most day hikes. Hiking boots with ankle support are necessary for backpacking and hikes above tree line. Make sure the boots are broken in before camp. These boots can also service your child well for rainy or wet days around camp. For canoe trips, sport sandals or water shoes with heel support are practical e.g.  Tevas, Keens, or Chacos.

Requirements for Horseback Riders:

Helmet: Campers are required to wear a riding helmet which meets the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) #F1163-04a standard for safety. The helmet needs to bear the seal of the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI). Wyonegonic owns some helmets which can be shared by campers. A plastic disposable hairnet is provided and required for these community helmets. If your camper owns a helmet she may bring it to camp. If your camper rides frequently, we suggest you consider purchasing her own helmet. Proper fit is essential for personal riding helmets to be used at camp. Please also make sure helmets have not been damaged in any way or involved in a previous impact.  We recommend helmets that are adjustable for both proper fit and to accommodate growing children. The best way to purchase a helmet is through a local tack shop so you can try on the helmet to verify a proper fit. Please label your personal helmet before coming to camp. If a personal helmet does not bear the proper safety documentation or is deemed not to be a proper fit, your camper will be provided with a camp helmet and Wyonegonic will hold the personal helmet in storage until your camper’s departure.

Long Pants can be jeans, cords, chinos or riding jodhpurs.

Riding Footwear must have heels and smooth soles that can easily come out of stirrups. Camp has a limited supply of riding shoes at the stables that can be shared by campers. Like helmets, if your camper plans on riding frequently, we suggest you provide her with her own footwear.

Tack Shops and Mail order Companies:

If you are interested in purchasing a complete camper package of helmet, britches and boots, please contact Emily at Hemphills Horses.

Camp Life is Simple

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Please pack carefully. Less is better than more! Campers clothes will be kept in a footlocker. They will have a shelf that holds personal items like a hair brush, a toothbrush, a flashlight, and writing materials. Laundry will be done once a week and will be returned after 24 hours.

Important considerations:

  • Leave all valuables at home - jewelry, money, cell phones, electronics, tablets, etc.
  • We suggest a disposable camera as there is no where in camper cabins to recharge batteries.
  • We request all writing stationery be white for our postage meter and meets the standard size dictated by postal regulations. For guidance please visit the US Postal Service website.
  • Make sure your name is on everything. Bring extra name labels. Mark everything including toothbrush, and flashlight (Scotch tape over a name tape works well).
  • Forest green, white and khaki are camp uniform colors.
  • Make sure your bathing suits are tasteful and practical for active swimming.
  • The camp office has basic replacements like toothbrush, toothpaste, flashlights and batteries. We also have camp postcards, stationery and pens.
  • All medicines must be under the care of the nurses locked in the Health Center.
  • Illegal drugs are not allowed in camp.
  • We are a smoke-free environment at camp and want you to know that only non-smokers have been hired on staff. Campers are expected to follow the same policies.

Other items to consider bringing:

  • Include one favorite stuffed animal for your bed.
  • Musical instruments and sheet music.
  • Tennis balls and racquet.
  • Sleeping bag, backpack and hiking boots for serious trippers.
  • Sandals must have a heel strap; shoes or sandals that can get wet and be worn in a canoe (water shoes, Tevas, Chacos or Keens are good; flip flops are not); Crocs may be worn only if heel strap is in place.
  • Age appropriate books to read. Please keep magazines in good taste.
  • All horseback riders must have appropriate riding gear. We do have helmets and boots to borrow if you do not own them.
  • It is a good idea to bring mosquito lotion or stick. Aerosol sprays are not allowed, as they are environmentally unfriendly and flammable near campfires.

Items Not to bring:

  • No electronic items; the cabins do not have electricity. There is no way to recharge any battery powered device.
  • No need to bring a pocket knife (we have all necessary equipment in our camping department)
  • Food and candy is not permitted. Please inform your family and friends that anything sent in the mail will be returned in the mail.
  • If you are not using Amerasport, make sure clothing is dark green or white and plain (without logos).
  • Tops with spaghetti straps and bare midriffs are not acceptable (tank tops are ok).
  • There is no room in the cabins for clutter. As parents, please monitor the packing process. Shipping rates are expensive so lighten your load. We do not allow sets of drawers, posters or more than one stuffed animal, etc.

Thanks for appreciating our focus on non-material things. People and the beauty of the outdoors, will make your daughter’s summer a valuable experience.

Think “Green.”

Camper Mail

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Campers love to receive letters. Wyonegonic strongly encourages handwritten letters as a way of correspondence. There is something magical about receiving a handwritten letter in today’s fast-paced technical world. We suggest two letters per week as a guideline. (Daily letters are not recommended as they often cause anxiety and homesickness.)

 mail and packages

We will encourage them to return the favor. Campers are expected to write parents at least once a week. Be patient because mail is slow. It is normal for girls to miss home so expect homesick letters and feelings of separation in the beginning. Keep in mind they are writing letters during rest hour or unprogrammed time. Most campers are well adjusted and busy during the day. Reply to them with calm and happy letters. Use words like "love" instead of "miss." Call the directors if you feel homesickness still lingers.

Before camp, please review USPS guidelines with your daughter: the correct way to address an envelope; paper only in an envelope; and use of blue or black ink; limiting sizes and color of envelopes. Please send normal size envelopes that are white or a light color since we stamp all outgoing mail with a postage meter. The meter has red ink and does not show up on dark-colored paper or envelopes.

Care packages are limited to one per camper per session. No food or candy is permitted.

Please refer to Camp Life is Simple and Camp Clothing Tips tabs for packing suggestions.

 Alternative to Postal Mail

Although traditional letter writing is still strongly encouraged, you do have the option to electronically communicate with your camper and view limited camp photos using the Parent Login. Please note your camper will not have access to a computer. The electronic letters will be treated just like postal mail in camp; distributed once a day through the Camp Office.

Campstamps must be purchased directly through your Parent Login using a credit card. Unused Campstamps rollover from year to year.

Campstamps Cost
10 $10.00
15 $14.00
20 $18.00
30 $25.00 

1 electronic email to your camper costs 1 CampStamp
1 electronic reply from your camper costs 1 CampStamp

You will have the option to print Reply eLetters prior to camp or attach a Reply to an eLetter you send during the summer. The camper can hand write their reply on that eLetter during the summer and the Camp Office will send to your email.

Communication

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Main Office: 207-452-2051 [email protected]

Off Season Communication

The Wyonegonic Administrative Team is here to help you. We encourage you to contact the camp office with questions you may have as you prepare for summer. During the off season, our office hours for phone access are generally 7:30 am – 7:30 pm.

Email contact can be sent anytime and we will try to reply within 24 hours.

Summer Communication

The camp office is staffed for phone coverage from 7:30 am – 10:00 pm.

If you are anxious about your daughter’s adjustment, you may call the Directors. We are in the encampment with the campers much of the day. We hope to return calls within 24 hours if an update on your camper is requested. We often use 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm for call back times.

Campers are not permitted to use the phone, except they may receive a birthday call from family.

It is best for families to call at meal-time when their birthday girl is near a phone.The cabin group will plan something special in honor of the birthday camper.We suggest presents from family be presented before camp or after camp.

Email address is for camp business only.

Newsletters
We send out a weekly newsletter by email during the summer. Therefore, it is important for us to have your preferred summer email address. Please include [email protected] in your email contacts to prevent spam filters from blocking our address. In the off season we strive for monthly newsletters.

Food and Wellness

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We provide nutritious, delicious and varied meals. Our menus are planned with fresh, natural and seasonal ingredients in mind. Meals are served in the Cobb Dining Hall, a beautiful, spacious post and beam lodge built in 2001.

Breakfast and dinner are served family style, with two counselors and eight campers per round table, conducive to engaging conversation. Seating is assigned weekly. Granola, yogurts, hot and cold cereals, and fresh fruit are available each morning. We serve a creative vegetarian option each evening for dinner. Sunday breakfast is designed as a lazy breakfast buffet and the girls come in their pajamas. In the interest of health, we do not use a fryer and we avoid high fructose corn syrup and trans fats.

Lunch is buffet style with many healthy choices. Campers sit with friends at picnic tables on our wraparound porch. A warm entree is accompanied by a salad bar, a deli-sandwich bar with whole grain breads, a homemade soup station, a restricted access peanut butter station, fresh fruit and a beverage station.

Campers’ favorite dinners include roast turkey with all the fixings, chicken stir fry and pasta night with toppings and sauces. We have theme days for international awareness. On Saturday nights, we cookout in the three units where visiting parents are welcome to join us for burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, salads, watermelon and “Congo Bars” for dessert.

Our kitchen is staffed by three chefs, certified in kitchen safety and sanitation. College-age staff help with food prep, dish-washing and sanitation. Campers set and clear tables and take turns sweeping after each meal. Healthy food, variety and introduction to different foods is important to us at Wyonegonic.

No food is allowed in the camper cabins. All food is stored and served at the camp dining hall. Campers cannot keep food items in their cabins.

No candy or food will be allowed through the mail service or brought into camp by campers or visitors. These treats are a difficult issue to handle in the camp community. Your daughter will get limited sweets as it is our practice to serve ice cream or novelties twice a week; candy twice a week (with fresh fruit, granola bars, raisins, and trail mix as alternatives); and special treats at our traditional parties.

Special Dietary Restrictions: If your camper has any special dietary restrictions due to medical reasons it must be listed on the heath history form. It is important to communicate any restrictions at time of registration. We encourage communication with Wyonegonic nurses and the Camp Chef prior to arrival and again on opening day.

Food Allergies: Please list any food allergies on your campers health history form. Wyonegonic is not a nut free facility however, we do not use nuts in our cooking or baked goods. We also avoid purchasing pre-packaged baked goods labeled as being produced in facilities with traces of nut products. We do serve peanut butter at the dining hall for a protein option at lunch. Peanut butter is offered at a separate location and is well labeled. Our Trip program adjusts and modifies the food options and menu for the entire group if a food allergy will be present on the trip.

Forms and Permissions

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Wyonegonic uses an online form system to manage our campers’ information. This system allows you to complete online forms, retrieve paper forms and access resource documents. We refer to this as our “Parent Login.

Returning Families: Use your email address and password to access your account.

New Families: Enter your email address and click on the blue link "Retrieve/Set Password" and follow the instructions.

Please contact the Wyonegonic Office for assistance accessing your Parent Login.

Online Forms
The online forms will allow you to enter information into our system using your computer or mobile device. You will receive email notices when these forms are available for you to complete.

Paper Forms
Paper forms will need to be printed, completed and signed before you return them to our office. There are several ways to return paper forms to our office:

  • (Preferred) The “Parent Login” allows you to upload scanned documents securely.
  • Fax to (207) 452-2611
  • Postal mail to Wyonegonic Camps, 215 Wyonegonic Road, Denmark, ME 04022
  • (Least preferred) Email to [email protected]. Please keep in mind this is the least secure method of communication.

Resource Documents
We will provide PDF copies of many of the topics covered in this Parent Resource. Please use them as tools to prepare your camper for her summer experience.

Health, Medication, Care and Insurance

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As part of tuition, campers are cared for by our team of nurses at the Wyonegonic Health Center. The nurses follow written standing orders from the camp doctor and after assessment of the camper nurses may dispense medication from the approved inventory. The nurses are also involved with risk management planning, primary care of injuries, dispensing of prescription (RX) medications and supplies, preparations and briefing for our trip leaders. They follow the standards of the American Camp Association for Health and Wellness.

Health Insurance: Pre-existing conditions, prescribed medications and accidents fall under the responsibility of the family medical insurance policy. Therefore, it is important that we have appropriate details of your camper’s health insurance policy on file in the Wyonegonic Health Center. You need to provide a copy of your policy health card (both sides please).

Health Form: It is mandatory that everyone in camp has a health history on file. The form is available for completion online via Parent login. Various components of the health history are also available for download so that you may take the forms to your Primary Care Physician for completion of the annual physical. Please mail these forms by June 1 (or July 1 for Session II). Printed forms are kept on file (in confidence) in the Wyonegonic Health Center and must be complete with parent signature and current health history. A Primary Care Physician physical exam is strongly recommended for all. A signed physical exam form is required if you camper is prescribed medications or has any limitations (including OTC medications). Your physician must note any medications or limitations on the physical exam form with their signature.

Health Screening: Please inform us if your child has been exposed to any communicable disease or head lice at any point during the previous year so that we may check and monitor her discreetly. All campers will be screened upon arrival at camp before going to their cabins to move in. It is critical to update camp nurses with any new information that has occurred since the camper’s health form was completed. If your daughter arrives at camp with lice, without our prior knowledge, all associated expenses for treating her will be charged to parent accounts. Last year, treatment for headlice was billed at $100 - $300 to parent accounts.

Communication to Parents(s): It is our policy to inform you of any accident or illness that requires a visit to the doctor or more than a one-night stay in the Wyonegonic Health Center.

Medications:

With the exception of inhalers, Epipens, nasal sprays, liquid medicine and medication prescribed outside of the United States, all prescription and over the counter (OTCs) medications must be arranged by establishing an account with PersonalRX. This provides the Wyonegonic nurses and your child with a safeguard system for dispensing and control of all prescription meds and OTCs. It also assures that pre-packaged meds will be sent on all out-of-camp trips and be dispensed by a designated trip leader.

While completing your online Health History form, on Section 5 when you indicate that medication will be required at camp an additional form titled PersonalRX Medication Management will become available in your forms dashboard. PersonalRX ships the personalized packets directly to camp before the season begins. The company recommends you submit your RX and OTC orders 60 to 30 days prior to your camper’s arrival to camp. Wyonegonic subsidizes this program to assist the nurses in providing a proven method for dispensing of medication to a large community.

If medication was prescribed outside of the United States, all medications must come properly labeled, in their original containers, with a doctor's signature and instructions translated in English. This includes over the counter meds or vitamins. OTCs will not be dispensed without a doctor’s signature unless the OTC in question is part of our normal standing order inventory list.

No medication is allowed in camper cabins. All medications are secured in the Wyonegonic Health Center and dispensed by RNs except for out-of-camp trips. Pre-packaged meds will be dispensed by a designated trip leader when your child is on a canoe trip or hike. There is a mandatory form required for those who wish to authorize a camper to self administer the use of an Epipen or inhaler. The form is available by contacting the Wyonegonic Office.

Hospital: Our nurses follow standing orders from Drs. Craig and Jennifer Smith who are associated with the Bridgton Hospital. The hospital is located 6 miles from camp. We use the Bridgton Hospital for Urgent Care and Emergency Room if needed and Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston for crisis care. In the event the parent cannot be reached, it is understood by the signing of the health form that the directors and the camp nurses have the authority to act upon the recommendation of an attending physician in case of medical treatment or surgical necessity.

Homesickness

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We expect children to be homesick and look at it as a healthy and normal event. Most campers adapt to camp quickly as they become busy with camp activity and make new friends. Wyonegonic trains staff to look for signs of homesickness and gives them tools to deal with ordinary cases. The more difficult cases may pull in the camp directors and nurses.

There are experiences and conversations that should occur at home in preparation for camp.

We invite you to “listen” to the experts and read the resources listed below.

Prevention and Care Your Child’s Health at Camp
by Linda Ebner Erceg, RN, MS, PHN

Essentials of Homesick Prevention: Dramatic Reductions in Homesick Intensity Depend on What You Do Before Opening Day
by Christopher Thurber Ph.D

Homesick and Happy
by Michael G. Thompson Ph.D.

Homesickness Blog
by Rachel Kelly Williams, Unit Director

Travel To and From Camp

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Be sure to read the 2017 Wyonegonic Transportation Resource document found in the Parent Login before you complete the Transportation form. It will provide detailed information on your camper's travel options. 

The Camp Office must know in advance how your camper is traveling to and from camp, even if you plan on driving.

Opening Day is Wednesday, June 28th
Mid-Season Change Over Day is Saturday, July 22nd
Closing Day is Tuesday, August 15th

Valuables from Travel: Passports, return flight documents, cell phones, all electronics and travel money must be given to the cabin counselor upon arrival for security and safekeeping in the Wyonegonic Office.

Driving Directions can be found on our website. Allow extra time on summer weekends for tourist traffic. We are one hour west of Portland; three hours north of Boston; six hours north of NYC.

Visiting Your Camper

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We like you to visit and see your child in activities, meet her friends and enjoy camp. Please realize that most campers do not have visitors and for those that do, the adjustment after a visit may be difficult. A short outing away from camp for ice cream, a meal or shopping may be appreciated by your daughter. Bridgton and North Conway are resort towns and local resources are stretched during mid-summer when many area camps have "parent weekends.” We request ten days to acclimate your camper to Wyonegonic before visitation is open.

Visit dates
Session I campers July 8 - July 20
Session II campers August 1 - August 11
Full session campers July 8 - August 11

  • When you know your visit date, please complete and digitally sign the online "Camper Visit" form found in the Parent Login. If an immediate relative is visiting in lieu of parents,  you must designate that person on this form as we must have the equivalent of written authorization in advance.
  • Beware of your GPS or Google Maps directions and come in the main entrance only off Route 117. (Our road accommodates one-way traffic). For Senior Camp, use the left fork; for Intermediate and Junior, use the right fork. Check in with your daughter’s Unit Director when you arrive.
  • Pets are not welcome in camp so please leave them in the car. You may exercise your pet in the upper fields beyond the horse barn near the canoe trailers.
  • Campers may leave camp one time each session with immediate family only. Therefore, seven week campers may have one visit each session.
  • Please do not ask to take other campers with you.
  • See that your camper follows the sign-out/sign-in procedure in her respective unit.
  • Please exercise good judgment in what she eats when out of camp, as we hope to keep our Health Center free of unnecessary tummy upsets.
  • Please see that your daughter is back in camp by the following times: Junior 7:45pm; Intermediate 8:15pm; Senior 8:45 pm. It is not permitted that campers stay out overnight.
  • There is no smoking allowed anywhere on our property as we are a smoke-free environment.
  • Parents/relatives are welcome to visit campers in camp and join them for mid-day buffet lunch on our dining hall porch or Saturday evening BBQ dinner in the unit (weather permitting). You are welcome to go for a swim, enjoy a boat ride, or play game of tennis. Please check with the counselor on duty. We require that all guests wear a personal floatation device (PFD) for watercraft equipment.
  • As stated by the American Camp Association, staff members may not accept tips or gifts from parents.

Thank you for your cooperation!
(Please share these policies with family members or relatives who might be visiting.)

Bridgton, Maine (10 minute drive)
Chamber of Commerce 207-647-3472

North Conway, NH (40 minute drive)
Chamber of Commerce 603-356-3171

Naples, Maine (20 minute drive)
Chamber of Commerce 207-693-3472

Portland, Maine (One hour drive)
Chamber of Commerce 207-772-2811

Many local motels require a three-night minimum in July and August because of demand.
Campgrounds are also available on Long Lake, Sebago Lake or the Saco River.

Wyopedia

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Wyonegonic – Tradition handed down over the years tells us that Wyonegonic is a Native American term for "long lake."

AC - Second year of Leadership Training - “Assistant Counselor” (entering senior year of high school).

ACA - American Camp Association, professional organization for camps and camp directors. Wyonegonic is accredited by ACA.

Brother/Sister visit - Twice each session, Wyonegonic sisters and Winona brothers visit after Sunday lunch

Buddy Letter - Returning campers are assigned a new camper and encouraged to write a letter in May. The intent is to help a new camper by offering to answer questions.

Cabin Night - Once a week on Sunday the cabin group chooses to do something together during Evening Program (EP).

Campsites – Camp owned property on Moose Pond where cabin groups may sleep out overnight: Loon Island, North Woods, Batting Cove, Nort’s Cove, Freeman’s Point, Western Wilderness.

Candyline - Each camper may choose one piece of candy once or twice a week as a special treat. Fruit is available as an alternative.

CIT - First year of Leadership Training, “Counselor in Training” (entering junior or senior year of high school).

Cobb Lodge - Our Dining hall was built in 2001. Breakfast and dinner, we eat family style in two shifts. We enjoy buffet lunch on the wrap around porch.

EP - Evening Program is after dinner. Many special events and camp traditions engage campers for an hour before bedtime in their unit. Once per week there is an all-camp EP.

Evening Circle - Campers and counselor sing every night before bedtime during evening circle. A hand squeeze is passed around the circle with a wish, and the traditional song “Kiyi Wyonegonic” is sung to close the day.

Family Camp - After the camper season in August, Wyonegonic opens for family camp sessions. There are three sessions over a period of 10 days. Each family lives in a cabin; meals are served; and activities are supervised.

Greenie - Toilet building in camp. Located in close proximity to the camper sleeping cabins.

Grove - Pine Grove in the tall pines in the middle of camp; this is a non-denominational weekly service which is led by campers and counselors involving singing, simple dramatics, dance and creative writing.

Head Counselor - assists the Unit Director with staff personnel issues and assessments.

JMG - Junior Maine Guide; MW - Maine Woodsman; JMW - Junior Maine Woodsman. Achievement levels in an outdoor living skills program run by the State of Maine.

Kiyi and Hileo - Tradition handed down over the years tells us that Kiyi and Hileo are Native American terms for greetings much like Aloha, therefore they used for both hello or goodbye.

Pleasant Mountain - The 2,006 foot mountain across the lake is our view shed and is protected from development by the Loon Echo Land Trust. Wyonegonic uses the mountain for hikes, overnights and beautiful views!

Program Director - In charge of camper schedules and staff assignments.

Teams - Division of two groups within each unit, traditional in nature and used for EPs, games, convenience. Junior = Penobscots & Wampanoags. Intermediate = Firebirds & Flying Eagles. Senior = Whirlwinds & Stormclouds. Team emphasis is on sportsmanship not competition. Two team leaders are elected by their peer group.

Trip Shack - In the back of the Senior Wiggie. Pack out area for all canoe trips and hikes.

Unit Director “UD” - Responsible for campers, staff and program for the particular age group (Junior, Intermediate and Senior). UDs are “camp moms” for the campers and staff!

Wiggie - Main lodge in each unit - Junior, Intermediate, Senior. Used for some evening activities, rainy days and as an assembly and meeting place.

Winona - Wyonegonic’s brother camp located 5 miles north on Moose Pond. The two camps were founded by the Cobb family and are the oldest brother/sister camps in the country. Winona is the Anglicized Lakota word for “firstborn daughter”.