Policy change for 2024: Waterford Camps are reserved for members of the school community, namely current students, those entering next fall, children and grandchildren of summer faculty, children of alumni, children of waterford.org employees.

Young Explorers Hiking Camp

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About Our Hiking Camp

Grass-stained knees, wildflower crowns, and dusty trails seem a little distant in the chill of  February, but have no fear! Sun-drenched, nature-rich opportunities await. For five straight days, meet brave leaders  in the cooler hours of the morning to take a hike and explore. Each day is a new location, with new adventures waiting for you and your friends. There are three sessions of this camp, each with different hikes. You may sign up for one or more of them. Transportation will be provided from campus in the morning and back again in the afternoon by Waterford school bus. Note that this half-day camp is a little longer than most, starting at 8:00 and returning to campus at about noon.

Typical Daily Schedule

8:00amArrival, check equipment, visit bathrooms
8:20Departure by bus
9:00Arrive at trailhead; begin hike
10:15Snack break
11:15Lunch on the trail
12:00pmBack at school

Camp Details

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Drop off point A on the Campus Map, under "Details" on this website. 8:45-9:00 (drop off); 12:00 for 1/2 day and 3:30 full day (pick up). Look for the Summer signs.

Bring a refillable water bottle, a sack lunch, good tennis shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and bug spray (optional). Make sure you label everything!


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2024 Program Dates

Week 1 (June 17-21)
Week 6 (July 22-26)
Week 8 (Aug 5-9)