CampRating

Find, rate and review Summer Camps and Overnight Camps


Camp Walt Whitman reviews

Summer Camp  Walt Whitman

Save this listing Search again
Camp Walt Whitman
summer camp
Type:  Overnight
Gender:  Co-Ed
Focus:  Traditional
Website:  campwalt.com external link
Profile updated: 4/23/06    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

good quality
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 40 reviews.

Summer Camp Walt Whitman has an excellent overall rating on CampRatingz.com.


New! - Questions and answers about this summer camp

Submit a news article about this summer camp Rate this summer camp
The following ratings and comments have not been substantiated by CampRatingz.com.
KEY Date

 S 

 t 

 a 

 f 

 f 

 F 

 a 

 c 

 i 

 l 

 i 

 t 

 i 

 e 

 s 

 A 

 c 

 t 

 i 

 v 

 i 

 t 

 i 

 e 

 s 

 P 

 e 

 r 

 s 

 o 

 n 

 a 

 l 

   

 A 

 t 

 t 

 e 

 n 

 t 

 i 

 o 

 n 

 M 

 o 

 n 

 e 

 t 

 a 

 r 

 y 

   

 V 

 a 

 l 

 u 

 e 

Comments
 
Click to report rating
*
 2/12/14   5     5     5     5     5   Wow! I cannot believe how amazing this place is. I am a 15 year-old sophomore living in NYC who has spent 6 summers at Camp Walt Whitman. I can write undoubtably that this place is heaven on earth. Camp has truly shaped me into the person I am today. At Walt Whitman, I have been taught the values of honesty, kindness, and generosity. I have learned how to push myself to accomplish things that I would never have the opportunity to do elsewhere. I would not be the individual that I am proud to be today if it were not for Camp Walt Whitman. The friends that I have met in my six summers at camp are my closest friends, and they are people that I consider my brothers and sisters. I am devastated that I will not be able to return this summer. To parents sending their children to camp: I could not recommend any other summer camp more than this one. This is where I am happiest and where I can be my best self. This is where anyone and everyone can be their happiest and best selves. RID: 46755
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    6/3/12   5     5     5     5     5   so fun and people are so nice they make you feel like family RID: 41188
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating
*
 9/11/11   5     5     5     5     5   Our son came home from his first over-night camp experience with greater maturity, and appreciation for being fortunate to have this wonderful opportunity. We have to thank CWW for its terrific leadership, staff and programming. When we dropped him off at camp, we felt confident that he would be in good hands. While at camp, the pictures, phone conversations and letters shined with happiness, pride and maturity! He is looking forward to returning next summer, and we couldn't be happier to have found this special place. RID: 36920
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
     4/19/11   SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
     4/19/11   SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
Click to report rating    4/11/11   5     5     5     5     5   This is a great camp! I am so happy having my kids here. The staff is incredibly professional and well trained. Year after year my kids have wonderful counselors. My kids come home every summer raving about all that they do. More importantly, they come home as such happy kids and feel so good about themselves! RID: 35617
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
     10/10/10   SYSTEM: 3 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
     7/3/09   SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
Click to report rating
*
 5/9/09   5     5     5     4     3   This is basically an all athletic camp. So if you want to have fun, be very athletic to be accepted at this camp. Also be funny and be ready to take criticism because allot of the time the kids are really nasty. But all in all its a camp that i will never forget. 7a '07 RID: 29707
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    1/2/09   5     5     5     5     5   BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE. I WOULD NEVER TRADE THE SUMMERS IN THAT I HAD HERE FOR ANYTHING. I COULDN'T IMAGINE A SUMMER WITHOUT THE MOST SPECIAL PLACE ON EARTH: CAMP WALT WHITMAN RID: 28295
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    12/14/08   4     3     4     5     5   camp walt whitman... there is so much i can say abuot this place. i have gone here for six years now and have two older siblings that came also, and up until last year camp has been a wonderful place where i could confide in all my friends and staff members. however, when jed and caroline had the camp handed to them, things changed, for the worse. it's not that i think jed and caroline are bad people, i just think that all bill and jancy were doing was waiting for jed to get married to give him the camp. they should've waited until him and caroline were more experienced. they made some bad decisions to say the least in summer 2007 which were completely inexcusable. ever since, camp hasn't been the same. but i still love camp, and will continue to go back, but i just wlil never think of camp the same way. it is still an amazing place. and parents, if u r thinking of sending ur kdis, it is still a great choice. just don't depend on jed and caroline too much. who knows what else they'll RID: 28010
Read this rating's feedback
Click to report rating    11/29/08   5     5     5     5     5   where to begin....camp walt whitman has been a second home to me for the past four years. every year when i come off the bus i cry for the next week and start the countdown until i rejoin all my friends at camp. my counslers in summer 2008 were the most amazing people that i will ever meet. i still keep in touch with them during the year. since this is a coed camp we became best friends with our oppisite cabin. at this camp you build friendships with people that you will be friends with for the rest of your life. RID: 27753
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
     9/7/08   SYSTEM: 3 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
Click to report rating    8/29/08   5     5     4     5     5   i went to this camp for eight years of my life. and I'm not going to lie and said that every moment was bliss. but i will say that with every passing summer, my time at camp got better and better. there was one turbulent year in which the power was passed between directors, but the following summer has revealed it to not be long term in any way. i don't know where i would be without this camp, because it made me who i am today. RID: 26207
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    8/28/08   5     5     5     5     5   omg this is absoulutely the best camp ever!! i wait every year for the best 2 months of my life. the summer keep on getting better and i just got back from my fourth summer. there is no way im going to stop going to this camp becuase it has made me such a better person i all of my friends are like sisters to me. the staff is AMAZING i had the best counslers ever this year! the second i get home i count the days untill i go back. 18b 2008<33 RID: 26159
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    8/20/08   4     4     3     3     3   Broad view: pricey camp, 85% Jewish children from NYC, Westchester County (NY) and Fairfield County (CT). These are, for the most part, very intelligent children from wealthy families looking to develop their social networking skills to become well-rounded future leaders of America. The actual daily activities are similar to other camps, but less important than they are at the typical camp. It tends to be about the "experience" at CWW, and how different it is from their Manhattan apartments. The upside is that interacting with the kids in conversation can be stimulating, because they are smarter and more emotionally developed than typical kids of their respective ages. The downside is that everyone is convinced its the best camp on earth and speaks of this often, primarily for the unspoken reason that "We Go Here (and we're very impressive people from the wealthiest areas of the country)". The facilities are average to above-average. Typical camp. If this is your crowd, join them. RID: 25914
Read this rating's feedback
Click to report rating    8/17/08   5     5     5     4     5   Wow, I love this camp! Every year gets better and better. My days are and will be filled with the greatest memories. The traditions are incredible and every time I leave camp, I feel like a better person. Seriously. RID: 25779
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    6/23/08   5     4     5     5     5   the new directors are making this camp worse every day!! but besides that its amazing!! RID: 24185
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    6/23/08   1     4     4     1     5   i went to camp for seven years, and i loved it. i made the best friends i could have had, and it truely made me the person that i am today. my last summer i spent there though, was awful. new directors came and i was cheated out of my last summer. i was blamed for things i did not do and i was unrightously taken out of camp for the remaining four weeks. all my life i have spoken the praises for this camp, and i still consider myself lucky for have gone there, but i must say to campers and parents lokoing to go to cww, be careful the new direction the camp is going towards pleasing parents rather than listening to the truths spoken by the campers themselves. this may not sound like much, and angry former camper ranting, but i do appreciate what this camp has done for me and i would not change my memories for anything, but i will never get the same feeling when i think of camp that i used to; a loving, trusting, home-like place i once knew. i now think of it as equal to my lost childhood RID: 24184
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    5/27/08   5     5     5     5     5   CWW is the best! I have made sooooooo many amazing friendships that I know will last a lifetime. I was so nervous at first, but after that first summer I never wanted to leave! I've learned so many things from this camp. The food's not too bad, and we have extra fun activities that I love! This is a great camp so go. OMG 34 more days!!! Please atleast try, it will be worth it. TRUST ME! RID: 23437
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    5/26/08   5     5     5     5     5   OMG i count down the days till this camp starts! I live 4 hours from all my friends that live in NYC. and every weekend I drive to see them every weekend to see them and the camp is 14HOURS from home and i drive every year to get to my home away from home!!Everyone is nice and though the food is not great, aeverything makes up for it! RID: 23408
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    4/14/08   5     5     5     5     5   CWW has made me the person that I am today. I never knew that a place could have such an effect on my character and on my emotions. Simply put, it's a home away from home and I has changed my life forever. RID: 22295
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    4/8/08   5     5     5     5     5   most fantastic seven summers of my life...looking back on it now, i learned more from being at cww and living with the great campers and staff than from any other facet of my childhood...if you want your child to have the time of his/her life, learn valuable social skills, mold his/her personality in an open environment, and create memories that will last forever this is for sure the place RID: 22104
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    3/8/08   1     4     5     5     5   Camp is definatly my home away from home and I luv it!!! Everything was great but this one counsler. the food was also pretty bad but everything else is amazing!!! RID: 21051
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
     1/6/08   SYSTEM: 5 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
Click to report rating    11/27/07   5     5     5     5     5   I went to CWW for 7 summers, and I plan to go back in '09, the first summer I can be a counselor. It's the greatest place in the entire world. I made the best friends of my life there, and unlike a lot of other camps, it's a real, traditional camp and while it can be a little jappy (because all camps are), it is not nearly as bad as many other camps are. CWW is something that can't be understood unless you go there. Senior camp itself is another experience entirely. I grew so much as a person and am who I am today because I attended Walt Whitman. I couldn't be happier with any other choice. RID: 17497
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    11/2/07   5     4     5     4     4   I worked three years at CWW. Met many great staff and enjoyed the food alot. Sometimes the scheduling was crazy but I know the campers were okay with it. The best programs seemed to be the boating activities and the woodworking. The camp was into kayaking long before most camps. The activites coming out of woodworking were neat. Camp is camp so the facilities were rustic and what camp should have. If you want a country club camp CWW is not for you; if you want a rustic camp experience CWW is fantastic. RID: 16683
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    10/7/07   5     5     5     5     5   THIS IS THE BEST CAMP IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!!! EVERONE THERE IS SOOOOOOOOOO NICE AND ARE SO KUL! YOU ALWAYS HAVE FUN AND MAKE SO MANY NEW FRIENDS!!! I LOVE IT AND HAVE BEEN GOING FOR 5 YEARS AND NOT 1 YEAR HAVE I WANTED TO GO HOME OR HAVE DISLIKED! THE COUNSLERS ARE THE BEST AND ARE GREAT!!! IT IS THE MOST FUN I HAVE EVER HAD ANYWHERE!!! I NEVER WANT TO COME HOME WHEN CAMP STARTS!! ITS THE BEST CAMP EVER!!!! GOOD TIMES WITH EVERYONE AND LOTS OF LOVE!!! THIS CAMP TOTALLY ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF AND BEATS EVERY OTHER CAMP KNOWN!! C EVERYONE NEXT YEAR FOR THE WHOLE SUMMER!!!!MWAHHHHHH!!!<3333333 RID: 16010
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    8/15/07   5     5     5     5     5   cww is amazing. its the best place in the world. i just got back home a couple days ago from my 4th summer and i already miss it so much. anybody who says cww sucks is a loser. camp is awesome. its just annoying how jed and carolyn are the directors now, but whatever RID: 14013
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    6/22/07   5     5     5     5     5   THIS PLACE IS AMAZING. THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE. I AM GOING BACK TOMORROW AND I AM SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! RID: 12358
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    5/25/07   1     4     3     1     3   I went to Walt Whitman for 3 years and don't really understand why I kept going back.It was ok at times but a lot of the people were extremely obnoxious and full of themselves-not exactly what you want to deal with when you're trying to ESCAPE that sort of thing by going to camp. I finally decided to stop putting myself through hell and go back to my old camp, where I now work. Now that I'm at a place that I truely love, I know that the reason I didn't like walt whitman wasn't because I'm "not a camp person". Its not normal for a bunk full of 12 and 13 year old girls to cry every day. RID: 11131
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
     5/24/07   1     1     1     1     1   The girls here are really rude. I'm 13 and I went last summer to this camp. When I arrived, the counselors were the only ones that would talk to me. The girls are catty and compeditive. For example, another camp, merriwood, was talked about constantly and everyone said how much it sucked there. I know someone who goes there and it seems fine. My point is, the girls of walt whitman are rude and disrepectful. I cried myself to sleep, I counted down the days until I would be home again. The food was okay, and the activities were fine but I just wish that the staff would be more supportive when you are feeling down and I wish it wasn't such a rude camp. RID: 11105
Read this rating's feedback
Click to report rating    4/16/07   5     5     5     5     5   BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD!!! This is my favorite place to be and I love it more than anything else!!!! i count the days until i go back! RID: 9779
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    2/28/07   5     5     5     5     5   this camp is the greatest place on the planet earth. i have been going for seven summers, and they were the best summers of my life. i adore not only ALL the people there, including staff, and the activities, but the atmosphere of the camp is the greatest in the world. When I am there I am always in a good mood, and if im not then some one is always there to pick me up, ewven if i dont know them. The food is acctualyy good, most people just say it is bad because of the fact that it is camp food. (i acctualy like it). This camp is my life and i look forward to being a coucilor and cit there in the future RID: 8185
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    2/17/07   5     5     5     4     5   CWW is amazing! this summer I am lucky enough to return as a cit and in the future i plan to return as a counselor... my 8 summers at camp have always been fabulous! the activities are AMAZING and i have definetly made life long friends, both boys and girls. It's very cliche but i believe that i would not be the person i am today if it weren't for camp and everyone there and the food by the way is alright... not amazing but i worked in the kitchen as one of the options for senior camp and the kitchen staff is very hard working RID: 7904
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    1/24/07   5     5     5     5     5   Walt Whitman was a really great experience. I worked there for 5 summers in the 90s, and have fond memories. What makes it great are the people, whether you're a camper or staff member. I'll be objective, even though I gave CWW all fives. The good: Beautiful lake, some great counselors, incredible friendships, 90 percent return rate, great if you're a Jewish camper (everyone is Jewish), no dumb color wars or cabins named after Indians, SQUARE DANCE - THE BEST, food good for a camp, decent sailing, nice hikes and trips, candy night, BBQ, great traditions going back generations, great songs like PURPLE LILACS, camp owners are funny, open, and fair, most kids come for 8 weeks so you really bond, and everyone cries the last night. Not so good: lake is chilly, pool is chemically, like anywhere some weird counselors get in, too many foreign counselors, weather can be cold and damp, camp has become too big, parents are obnoxious on parent day, it can feel a little claustrophobic. RID: 7125
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    11/5/06   5     5     5     5     5   I attended Camp Walt Whitman as a staff member for years and had the opportunity to see campers become more independent, more talented, and more caring by spending their summers at CWW. The directors, staff and campers at Camp Walt Whitman are some of the most extraordinary people I have ever met! The programs and the facitlities are fantastic. The options on the food they serve were always satisfying. Even though we live in CA, my wife and I still visit camp to relive great memories and visit with treasured friends. Now that we have children of our own, we plan to have our kids go to CWW in the near future. RID: 4584
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    10/19/06   5     5     5     5     5   As a camp parent, I must say that Walt Whitman's Directors and Staff have created a warm, nurturing environment in which every camper succeeds and learns sportsmanship, character building and team spirit while developing friendships with fellow campers and staff that last long after the camp experience is over. The staff is the most caring we have seen, and there is energy and excitement everywhere we look. The food at camp is healthy and appealing, and the campers have a great deal of choice. The bunks are nestled into a beautiful setting overlooking the lake, and the playing fields are equipped for every level of play and players. But the most important element of Camp Walt Whitman as our family sees it is the tradition. Campfires and song fests and story-telling, either on campus or while hiking and camping out, give all campers a sense of history, not only of the camp, but of our country's history as well, and I can't imagine our daughter at a more wonderful camp. RID: 4124
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    10/19/06   5     5     5     5     5   I went to Walt Whitman years ago and still treasure my memories. It is a fantastic camp, and I will definitely be sending my children there! RID: 4123
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    10/19/06   5     5     5     5     5   I spent 8 summers at walt whitman from ages 9 to 16. Through sports and hikes and hanging out with friends and meeting kids from around the country and counselors from around the world, I formed some of my most valued relationships and learned a ton about myself and who I want to be and more importantly how I want to be. Walt Whitman is one of the most special communities on this planet. My kids will definitely be going. RID: 4121
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    10/19/06   5     5     5     5     5   As both a camper and a counselor at Walt Whitman, I was amazed at the nurturing environment it offers children of all ages. Their in a unique warmth and energy that is exemplified throughout both the cabin life as well as the program. CWW is an incredible camping experience that fosters growth for all who attend. RID: 4119
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    10/18/06   5     5     5     5     5   buzzes with amazing energy!!! staff is very strong, facilities are great and always improving, magnificent, stunning setting. a wonderful place to grow in every way. athletics, arts, hiking...etc.... RID: 4097
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    10/18/06   5     5     5     5     5   A truly special place. As a camper I felt nurtured both physicall and emotionally. As a staff member I felt lucky to be a part of such an amazing team of dedicated people. RID: 4096
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    9/22/06   5     5     5     5     5   I was at Walt Whitman for 5 summers, and they were without a doubt the best summers (and times) of my life. I wish i could be there year round. the people i met i've stayed in touch with and the counselors were just spectacular. The camp is soooo beautiful. there is not a better place in the world RID: 3386
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
 
*
 9/4/06   1     1     1     1     1   I WENT TO CAMP WALT WITMAN FOR ONE SUMMER, AND IT WAS THE WORST SUMMER EVER!!!! THE FOOD WAS SO BAD, THE COUNSLERS YELLED AT US A LOT, AND THE ACTIVITIES WERE SO BORING!!!I STILL THROW UP EVERYTIME I THINK ABOUT THE HAMBURGERS I GOT, AND ALL THE HAIRS IN THEM!!! IT WAS THE WORST SUMMER EVER AND I REGRET IT! RID: 2827
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Click to report rating    5/7/06   5     5     5     5     5   Walt Whitman is amazing!! The staff members are caring people who were always there for my children. My daughters absolutely LOVE camp, and live 10 months for 2! I was a camper myself, and from the outside looking in, you can never understand it. From the inside looking out, you can never explain it. Basically, let your children experience Walt Whitman for themselves...it's worth it!! RID: 274
Registered users can respond publicly to this rating
Rate this summer camp

Add these ratings to your own website
* Rating left by a registered user

Best Rated Summer Camps near Piermont, NH
Moosilauke - Orford, NH
Merriwood - Orford, NH
Walt Whitman - Piermont, NH