Camping trips that explore the woods and waters of New England are an important part of each girl's Wavus experience. From the youngest to the oldest, every camper engages in multi-day trips that allow them to discover the natural world, their own strengths and limits, and the skills of living and working in a group. Each girl realizes that there is more grit and grace in herself than she could have imagined prior to the journey.
Wavus trips are designed so that the least-experienced girl does not feel unduly pushed, yet each camper can be proud of what she has accomplished. None of our trips requires previous experience and girls receives skill preparation before leaving camp. As the trip progresses, each girl grows more and more skilled. Most trip groups include both veteran campers and girls new to the experience.
Our campers return each year knowing full well that a wonderful challenge lies ahead. In fact, they return because of the challenge! Wavus girls embrace the adventure, and it is this trip progression that creates a fresh new camp experience each year. Adventures, ranging from two nights out under the stars for our youngest girls to twenty-two days out on the trail for our oldest campers, allow the girls to experience some of the most celebrated natural areas in the region.
At Wavus, we plan and train throughout the year to help our staff and campers manage the risks inherent in wilderness travel. The equipment provided by Wavus is designed for both comfort and protection. Counselors are chosen for their level-headedness, their experience in the outdoors, their desire to share all they have learned, and also for their patience and kindness. Trip leaders are trained and certified in first aid -- either Wilderness Advanced First Aid or Wilderness First Responder. Finally, though we are sometimes far from home, our trips have the ability to communicate with our Tripping Director back at camp each day.
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|Age||Cabin||Destination||Nights||Type of Trip||Description
|8-10||Junior Wavus||Hog Island||1||Ocean|
|Hog Island / Bremen||1||Ocean|
|10-11||Cayuga, Cherokee and Narragansett||Hog Island||1||Ocean|
|11-12||Omaha, Osage and Ojibway||Damariscotta Lake||2||Canoe|
|St Croix River||5||Canoeing|
|Moosehead Lake Region||5||Hiking|
|Bigelow Mtn. & Moose River||9||Hiking/Canoeing|
|13-14||Allagash||Allagash Wilderness Waterway||12||Canoeing|
|14-15||Long Voyage||The Long Voyage||17||Canoeing|
At Wavus, we practice and teach our campers the Leave No Trace Principles of outdoor ethics.