Explore Nor’wester - A Family Camp Session

Camp Nor’wester has a long history of camp experience and has provided a quality outdoor program for four generations of families. But how do you know if this camp, with its unique traditions and rustic setting is right for your child, especially if he or she hasn't spent much time away from home?

Explore Nor’wester is an end-of-season session that may help you decide. For four days at the end of August, you and your prospective camper can check out the property, meet the Directors, participate in many activities, and get a feel for our facilities and program.

Parents (and grandparents!) and friends come from all over with prospective campers to take advantage of this opportunity. The first evening kicks off your time on Johns Island with an overview of camp life. Experienced staff members are available to help families get to know the property and have a safe and fun time.

Activities are planned at our waterfront and craft center, and with our naturalist throughout the day, offering attendees a variety of options. Some activities will be open to drop-in visitors; others will require sign-ups ahead of time. You can be as busy or as laid back as you like. Kids stay with their parents in the tent or tipi units as a preview to where they will live while at camp. For meals, everyone comes together in the lodge to share their experiences from the day. There will be campfires and singing, and a salmon barbeque the night before you leave.

We would love the opportunity to give you a glimpse of the Nor'wester experience. Explore Nor’wester Family Camp will be August 26th - August 29th, 2017. The program offerings are focused on activities for children 6-12 years of age and their parents or guardians. Younger (or older!) siblings may attend with the family but must be at least 4 years of age. We encourage you to call our office and speak with us about enrolling campers outside of the ages of 6-12.