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Introducing Camp Whirlygig, an all-new summer camp for ages 4 – 7!  Learn More.

About Camp Whirlygig

Camp Whirlygig is an all-new summer camp at the Wenham Museum in partnership with the Wenham Village Improvement Society (WVIS).  Geared to young campers ages 4 -7, Camp Whirlygig fosters fun, friendship, and curiosity.  With a 1:5 counselor to camper ratio, a caring and supportive environment will create a comfortable summer camp experience for younger children. 

Young campers will enjoy open-ended, child-centered arts enrichments in studio art, dance and drama; explorations related to museum exhibitions, local history, and culture; STEM and STEAM experiments; mindfulness and movement experiences designed to support emotional development; outdoor recreation and games; tennis; free play on the playground; and friendship-building activities within camper groups.  

There is a half day or a full day option for camp.  Early drop-off and late pick-up is available.

Day Camp – Half Day (Ages 4 – 7)
Camper drop-off:  8:45 a.m.
Camper pick-up:  12:00 p.m.
Early drop off available starting at 7:45 a.m.

Day Camp – Full Day (Ages 4 – 7)
Camper drop-off:  8:45 a.m.
Camper pick-up:   3:15 p.m.
Early drop-off available starting at 7:45 a.m.
Extended pickup available until 4:30 p.m.

Each week, Camp Whirlygig will have a different theme to guide activities and enrichment opportunities. A special guest or walkable field trip on Fridays will round out the week. 

Camp activities will take place within the galleries, program spaces, and lawn of the Wenham Museum and the playground, field, and tennis courts owned by WVIS behind the historic Wenham Tea House.  Camper drop-off and pick-up will occur at the Wenham Museum.  Campers must be four years old by June 1, 2023 and bathroom independent to attend camp.

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Fees & Payments

Camp Tuition
Camp tuition is assessed on a weekly basis.  Members of the Wenham Museum and members of the  Wenham Village Improvement Society receive discounted camp tuition.  Additional discounts are available for siblings (10%) and those enrolling for multiple weeks (5%). Wenham residents receive early access to registration.

FULL DAY (Ages 4 – 7)
WVIS Member – Weekly Rate:  $465.00

Wenham Museum Member – Weekly Rate:  $465.00
General Public – Weekly Rate:  $495.00

HALF DAY (Ages 4 – 7)
WVIS Member – Weekly Rate:  $280.00
Wenham Museum Member – Weekly Rate:  $280.00
General Public – Weekly Rate:  $295.00

EARLY DROP-OFF
$25.00 per week per camper
Available for half-day and full-day camp

LATE PICK-UP
$25.00 per week per camper

Note:  Late pick-up is available only to those enrolled in full day camp.  

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Camp Sessions

Camp will run for six weeks:

  • Week 1:  Monday, July 3, Wednesday July 5 – Friday, July 7 (No Camp on July 4th)
  • Week 2:  Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14
  • Week 3:  Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21
  • Week 4:  Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28
  • Week 5:  Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug. 4
  • Week 6:  Monday, Aug. 7 – Friday, Aug. 11

Registration Fee
A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 per camper is due at the time of pre-registration.  This registration fee is separate from the weekly camp deposit.  If you are pre-registering more than one child, please complete a separate form for each child.

Tuition Deposit
In the pre-registration form below, we require a deposit of $100.00 for each week you wish to enroll your child in camp.  If you are pre-registering more than one child, please complete a separate form for each child.  Deposits are refundable less a $20.00 fee prior to March 31, 2023.

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Camp tuition must be paid in full two weeks prior to your camper’s start date.  Tuition will be invoiced and payment plans may be arranged on or after March 1, 2023 through the museum’s forthcoming camp management system, Camp Brain.

Priority Registration
Members of the Wenham Museum, members of the Wenham Village Improvement Society, and Wenham residents receive priority pre-registration per the following dates:

January 20, 2023:  Wenham Museum Members & WVIS Members
January 30, 2023:  Wenham residents (at the time of camp) 
February 10, 2023:  General public

Note:  Priority pre-registration is on the honor system.  However, registrations will be reviewed to ensure active membership status.  We also require that those registering as Wenham residents will be residents during the time that camp is operating this summer (July 3 – August 11, 2023).  

Discounts
The following discounts are available:

  • Family Discount: Siblings receive a 10% discount on camp tuition for any weeks when multiple siblings are enrolled.
  • Multi-Week Discount:  Campers who register for multiple weeks will receive an additional 5% discount on camp tuition.

Discounts and final amounts owed will be calculated when you finalize your enrollment through the museum’s camp management software, Camp Brain.

Payment Plans
Payment plans can be set up on or after March 1, 2023 through the museum’s camp management software, Camp Brain.

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Support

Scholarships
Scholarships are available through the Wenham Village Improvement Society for those families requiring assistance with camp fees.  Please contact WVIS Co-President Bethany Minich via e-mail for scholarship opportunities.

Sponsor a Camper
If you wish to support a camp experience for a child in need this summer, please mail your donation to the Wenham Village Improvement Society. P.O. Box 554, Wenham, MA 01984 with the notation “Camp Scholarship” in the memo line of your check.  Online giving for this purpose is coming soon.  You may make unrestricted donations in support of the Wenham Village Improvement Society online here.

Special Thanks

The Wenham Museum would like to recognize the generosity and leadership of the Wenham Village Improvement Society (WVIS) in bringing Camp Whirlygig to life. As the founder of the Wenham Museum, WVIS has always been an important partner. With this collaboration and with their generous grant to underwrite the launch of Camp Whirlygig with the Wenham Museum, they have demonstrated incredible commitment to this community and its heritage as well as the families we serve. In this, the museum’s 100th year, it’s especially gratifying to launch a new, forward-looking program that brings the best of our traditions forward for new generations.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact our Camp Director during regular business hours, Monday – Friday:

Margaurita Spear
Museum Educator
E-mail | (978) 468-2377, ext. 119

Employment

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