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Camp Wa-Klo
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Type:  Overnight
Gender:  Girls
Focus:  Traditional
Website:  campwaklo.com external link
Winter Phone:  1-800-352-9102
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 42 reviews.

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 5/10/14   5     5     5     5     5   Choosing Wa-Klo for camp was one of the best decisions that we have made for our daughters. They have thrived at Wa-Klo and they have newfound confidence levels that we did not know existed. They talk about camp all year long and get together and communicate with their camper-friends regularly. So why did we personally choose Wa-Klo? First and foremost we decided that if the girls were going away to camp for the summer, we needed a camp with the right fit for them. To us that meant a staff from the Director on down that would take a personal interest in the individual experience of the camper. We considered factors like safety, activities, camp spirit, food, location when we did our comparisons. We liked the "no cell phone" policy as it gets them disconnected and promotes talking versus texting. Uniform policy, we like that too. We deal with the "what am I going to wear dilemma" throughout the school year...and they love that at Wa-Klo fashion is an afterthought. Wa-Klo is AMAZING! RID: 47304
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 5/8/14   5     5     5     5     5   A wonderful camp experience for my daughter.The camp is set in a beautiful part of Southern NH and the lake is crystal clear. Waklo offers a large variety of activities but its greatest strength is the community it creates.My daughter attended Waklo for 12 years and she met a great group of girls. She made friends with girls from all age groups and still stays in touch with many of them. Waklo teaches not only activitiy skills but engenders life long values as well. The counselors and staff are caring and supportive. Waklo, to me, is the quintessential summer camp experience. RID: 47292
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 4/23/14   5     5     5     5     5   This will be my first summer at Wa-Klo. I went to visit with my family last year and absolutely loved it! When I first arrived, one of the director’s, Susan Chenet, met me at the front office to take me on a tour. We walked around camp while she answered all of my questions, and introduced me to counselors and campers. I saw everything from the dining hall and the bunks to the gym and the theatre. Everyone made me feel so comfortable, and the people that I met were so nice and welcoming. This camp is incredibly gorgeous, with a beautiful waterfront and you can see Mount Monadnock. I can’t wait to try the horseback riding, and there is also an awesome archery field where I hope to spend some of my time. There are so many water activities and all of the campers looked so happy and were having a blast. Overall, Wa-Klo radiates a positive energy and I cannot wait to arrive there this summer! RID: 47231
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 9/12/13   1     2     2     1     1   NO WAY! Wa-Klo is a big waste of time! I would NEVER send my daughters there!We toured Wa-klo this summer and during our entire time touring a director or owner NEVER bothered to take a few minutes to say hello to us! We have 2 girls. How could we ever considering sending our daughters to a camp when we never met the people who run it? We drove 4 hours to tour the camp and a director could not take 5 minutes to introduce themselves to us? I get that they are busy but they should have at least said hello!Our tour guide was some counselor who did not know anything about the camp. All she did was point at buildings. We had to ask to go inside a bunk, the shower house, the dance studio, it was like Wa-Klo was trying to hide something? The bunks were crammed and the shower house was filthy. If this is how Wa-Klo treats a potential family who is looking to send 2 girls to their camp, summer after summer, then I want NO part of this place. BEWARE! RID: 45979
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 8/23/13   5     5     5     5     5   This summer I had the chance to visit Wa-Klo on a tour with my daughter. Of all the summer camps we viewed in the NH area, Wa-Klo was by far the best! The scenery is beautiful, set on a lake with a view of Mt. Monadnock. The staff was very friendly. We were welcomed not only by our tour guide, but by every other counselor we passed which made my daughter feel at ease. My daughter is looking forward to spending her summer at Wa-Klo in 2014, I just wish I could join her there! RID: 45821
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 8/23/13   5     5     5     5     5   Wa-Klo is truly the most beautiful camp!! My nieces attend camp every summer from the south, and one of them has said, "I get through the school year, because I have Wa-Klo to look forward to." I was able to be their mom during parent's weekend, because their parents couldn't attend, and I had an amazing time. I can see why my nieces love it so, for the counselors are knowledgeable and loving, the place is beautiful both inside and out, and the leadership team was present and open. How lucky my two precious nieces are to find a true home away from home. As they like to call it, "Their little corner of the world." RID: 45820
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 2/20/13   5     5     5     5     5   I went to camp for 3 summers and they were absolutely amazing!! I made so many new friends that have become like sisters, and the staff became my second family. I still visit a lot of my friends even though I didn't go back last summer! Wa-Klo has so many great traditions that make you feel like you are really a part of the camp. I was able to try a ton of activities that I wouldn't normally get to try, and I was able to grow as a person without parental, social, or academic pressure. If you are unsure about going to camp after reading some negative comments, let me tell you this: Wa-Klo has improved immensely over the past few years. Many of the buildings have been renovated, there is a new chef, and I can tell you first hand that the counselors and directors are some of the kindest people you will ever meet. I adore everything about Wa-Klo and I truly wish I could continue to go back with my sisters every year. Green and White are in my heart forever!! RID: 43770
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 9/25/11   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Wa-Klo is honestly one of my favorite places on earth. I have been going since I was 9 years old and this year I will be going for my 7th year. I started out as a young camper, and now I am a junior counselor. The staff are wonderful, they vary from year to year but I have always found them to be very caring and mature. They know when to be serious and when to be silly. They are some of the most down to earth people. The directors are great. They take time to make sure every camper is happy and taken care of. The facilities are very home-like. Activities are awesome. No class is too big or too small and you learn so much while you are there. Waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking are some of my favorites. Counselors always take time to make sure each kid is alright and they send post cards home to parents to let them know how their daughter is doing. The trips are also very fun and safe. Camp Wa-Klo is actually my home away from home. It is beautiful and I love it. RID: 36975
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Click to report rating    3/30/11   5     5     5     5     5   this will be my 6th summer back at WK.I cant imagine going anywhere else. This camp is like home to me now. The counselors are amazing and make you feel right at home. if you're older than 13 there's dances and camping trips so you're always busy! Both me and my sister go, and we both love it. I will be going for 2 months again this year, Send your daughters here and i promise they will have the time of your life! if their homesick, they make you feel right at home. the directors and the kids are so amazingly nice. :) worth the money all the way. come prepared for a great summer at WK! RID: 35485
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Click to report rating    11/4/10   5     4     5     5     5   This Camp is SOOO much fun!!!! The staff was incredibly nice, and I met really amazing people here. Some are snobs, but i totally looked past that. DEFINATELY try horseback riding!! I reccomend going here as an older camper b/c of more freedom. The only thing I didnt like was some of the facilities. COME 2 WA_KLO! <333 RID: 34362
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 2/19/10   5     4     5     5     5   This going to bbe my 3rd year @ waklo. let me tell you the truth about this camp. it can be the best experience of it can be the worst. some girls are snobs and some are the kindest people you will ever meet. your experience also depends on the "staff" you get. last year my counslers were AMAZING and the year before that they were ok. the head staff are very caring and nice to talk to. the food is gross, but i bring meal substitution bars and im ok. the activities are really good too. xoxo camp waklo goer RID: 32217
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Click to report rating    10/14/08   3     3     3     3     3   I went to Wa-Klo for 2 summers, and I think it is possible too love it, but not everyone does. Some people think it is the best camp in the world, some people hate it. I enjoyed Wa-Klo and do think some of the criticism about it is unfair, but it wasn't the right camp for me, and I think a lot of other people felt the same way. I now go to a different camp, where I feel at home. If anyone didn't click with Wa-Klo, come to Chimney Corners, where your cabinmates are your sisters and you don't have to worry about fitting in. All that said I do miss Wa-Klo, a little, but Chimney Corners is my home. RID: 27031
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Click to report rating    9/26/08   5     5     5     5     5   BEST PLACE ON THE EARTH! i will continue to go back FOREVER. there is no place i would rather be. anyone who says wa-klo is bad, has never acctually been then. there is nothing bad about it AT ALL. only place i feel home. GOOOOO! RID: 26745
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Click to report rating    9/5/08   5     5     5     5     5   this is a wonderful place to be. its the most amazing place on this PLANETTTT and i love everything about it. the girls. the traditions. its all amazing. i wouldnt give this camp up for anything in the world. truly RID: 26359
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Click to report rating    8/21/08   2     1     3     2     2   This year was my first year doing sleep away camp and this camp is the WORST!!!! DON'T GO HERE!!! The girls are sooooo mean and they lie and trick you and if your a first year, THE STAFF TREAT YOU LIKE CRAP AND THE GIRLS ONLY LIKE YOU FOR ONE DAY AND THATS IT! THE GIRLS ONLY LIKED ME BECAUSE IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY ON THE FIRST DAY! The girls make you cry and if your homesick, the staff yell at you!!! My advice, DON'T GO HERE! RID: 25919
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Click to report rating    8/10/08   5     5     5     5     5   Loads Of Fun! The girls are all nice and really caring. You make the most wonderful friends are and supported by your counslers. Waterskiing is always one of the highlights of camp! You will love this camp! Waklo 08 RID: 25541
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Click to report rating    7/28/08   4     5     5     5     5   after having spent 4 weeks at this camp by the time it was for me to leave i found it nearly impossible. i cried everytime i hugged a friend because i knew that it might be a while before i saw them again.the land is fairly large but is very clean. the staff is amazing and helps you through any obsticals that may come your way. the friends you make are friends you will keep a life time and grow strong and close with. the food is extreamly healthy. plumbing could be better. at first the day before i left i was very questionable about going. but by the time i got there and began to experience the choice i had made. i was glad i had gone. i wouldnt have traded my summer for anything else. it was by far my most favorite and most memorable summer ever. i plan on returning for my LTG years. RID: 25211
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Click to report rating    6/21/08   5     5     5     5     5   I totally loved this camp it gave me a chance to embrace the outdoors. As they state, it is a great camp for the 21st century girl. You have to go to this camp. I live in NJ and my parents didn't want me to go because they are over protective and said it was too far away. but they love me so they said yes and now i am more behaved and grown up after this experience. I felt important and valued at this camp with my peers and counselors. It is expensive but defiantly worth while you get to be yourself and love yourself RID: 24072
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 4/26/08   4     5     5     3     4   This is the perfect place for a girl. Wa-klo is a welcoming, gorgeous environment. The only reason the personal attention receives a three is because girls largely gain independence, however support from the staff is always available. The facilities are superb, the camp is always being renovated during the off seasons. There are a plethora of activities. Some you may not find at other camps such as water skiing. The most AMAZING thing about this camp is the relationships you will gain here. Girls are bound to make long lasting friendships . When night activities are being deliberated many girls ask for bunk bonding because they would be more than content just to hang out with their friends. The camp is pricy but it is more than worth it. Wa-klo has a huge retention rate. Almost eveyone falls in love with Wa-klo except some of the young ones (ages 6-9) who may have trouble with home sickness, but this would go for any sleep away camp. Wa-klo will always be a large part of me. RID: 22692
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Click to report rating    4/3/08   5     5     5     5     5   this is the greatest camp ever. i would go back forever if i could. this will be my seventh year there. i have nooo idea what people are talking about when they give this wonderful place bad reviews. it is just amazing. and the food is good...so i dont know why people would say it isnt. this is the most amazing place in the entire world. its our little corner of the world, for sure, and im going to keep coming back as long as i can. RID: 21907
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Click to report rating    3/13/08   5     5     5     5     4   this camp is everything that you could possibly be looking for and then some. the activities, food, staff and people you meet are definitely some of the best in the world. i couldn't imagine spending a summer without it. RID: 21234
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Click to report rating    3/2/08   5     5     5     5     5   i guess that camp is a place where when you look back at it.. it just seems like a horrible place but when you are there you normally enjoy the entire thing. it was great but all the bad reviews are kinda making me see what a bad camp it is.. i love it and all but.. idk it just seems.. sad... i dont know why but i am getting really sad right now thinking about how i am not enjoying it as much as i could be and my parents are paying a lot for me to come and i really like it but at the same time it is not funn.. but you just have to think of all the sunny days and fun that you had, and friends that you made and all that.. i know that it makes me happier. RID: 20872
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Click to report rating    2/23/08   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is amazing, everyone there is so nice. The horseback riding, archery, and drama were in my opinion, the best. I would recommend this camp to all of my friends. If you love fun in the sun you won't be dissapointed. RID: 20583
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Click to report rating    1/6/08   5     5     5     5     5   Wa-klo the best camp ever! I dont know what I would do without it! Staff= Awesome they are always nice! Facilities= they are nice, good amount of room!Activities = awesome!!!! so many to choose from, endless possabilities! personal attention= each camper is treated like a total individual and no one is forgotten about.I cant wait for camp next year! RID: 18693
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Click to report rating    10/7/07   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is incredible. I count down to it every year and i can't imagine my life without it. Unlike other ratings, the food is good and if you don't like something, there are many other options and you can have food in the cabins. The activities are amazing and very well taught and have lots of things to offer. Girls are very close with their bunks, but they also have friends all over camp including in different age groups. There is lots of fun competition, but nothing too serious. I can honestly say that i have never felt uncomfortable there and i feel like i can be myself. I have met so many great people and I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! RID: 16002
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Click to report rating    9/29/07   5     5     5     5     5   i love this camp it was amazing the staff is soooo nice the facilty expecialy the ltg's are soooooooo nice i can't wait to go beck... the activities are sooo much fun and there is such a viriaty of them and u can change what u do every week... then there is beads when u r really good in an activity u get beads.... council fire and soooo much more there is also a dance wherre the boys camp comes over the perconal attention is very good they will talk 2 u anytime u need it expecially if u get homesick they all comfort u and make it feel like home... if u like singing u will never want 2 leave this camp we sing a lot we sing befor and after meals and when it rains we have games and we sing after the meal 2 make it stop... ohh wait i can't forget about the mail and packages when u get a pacage or ail from your pparents u love it they come after lunch and u have sugar shack ........ the price is high but not sky high but it is worth is it will be the best thig you have ever done ILOVED IT!! RID: 15688
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Click to report rating    9/7/07   5     5     5     4     3   I went to Wa-Klo in the 80s, and have been back many times since to visit. It becomes part of you somehow. I love that girls can design their own programs... the only required activity is swimming. The values and mission of Wa-Klo are timeless. Check the website, see for yourself. The staff are passionate about camp and about helping girls grow into strong, independent, thoughtful young women and good friends. Of course everywhere there will be someone who has a bad experience. Wa-Klo I think is unusual in that it has enriched so many girls' lives so strongly. All that said, I am concerned that it has gotten so expensive, and is basically a camp for rich girls now. I certainly can't afford 9K/summer for each of my girls to go there. RID: 14990
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 7/26/07   3     3     5     3     3   this camp works for some kids, it has a very loyal following but the bunks are run down and they are hiking up the tuition. They are weird about the food, and said it was ok for a child to add things to milk for extra nutrition but then the child was not allowed to. My young child lost 5lbs in ONE MONTH. She had fun but she did say one of her counselors was mean and they rationed her food giving her 3 smiley fries because they were 'fattening' This is the first year without one of the main directors there so perhaps they are having growing pains. clearly there are happy girls there. The tuition is going up to 9k. For 9k I would expect the bunks to be updated and some substitutions to be at meals and that food not be rationed like that. My heart broke when my child told me they wouldn't let her use her nutrition packets and when she said her stomach hurt from hunger all the time. RID: 13294
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Click to report rating    7/21/07   5     5     5     5     5   Well I never attended Camp Waklo but I have had dances with the girls from them as a member of the all boys camp across the lake. So I guess it is a pretty good camp the girls are nice and polite and they really like boy scout socks. RID: 13179
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Click to report rating    6/20/07   5     5     5     5     5   basically i live for this camp. you meet sooo many great people and you have tons of fun. i am so greatful that i can come here because i love it so much. CAMP STARTS IN 4 DAYS! AHHH IM SOOO EXCITED!once you go to this camp, you are a wa-kloian and will not wanna stop. x3 RID: 12238
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Click to report rating    6/12/07   5     5     5     5     5   THIS CAMP ROCKS MY SOCKS OH NO I DON'T HAVE ANY SOCKS! LOL :) IT IS THE BEST CAMP EVER !!!! I CAN'T WAIT RID: 11920
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Click to report rating    6/9/07   5     5     5     5     5   BEST CAMP EVER!! I WENT THERE FOR 7 YEARS ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO AND THE EXPERIENCE STILL REMAINS ONE OF THE BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE... IT HOLDS A PLACE IN MY HEART LIKE NOTHING ELSE... THE FRIENDS I MADE, THE SONGS I SANG, THE LIFE TOOLS I LEARNED... PERFECT AND PRICELESS... I WANNA GO BACK!! RID: 11743
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     4/25/07   2     2     5     1     1   i went to this camp when i was twelve and i HATED IT!! the counsouler was mean and biased, and she threw my b-day cake underneath the cabin!! the food is disgusting, and there are fish in the taps!! but the horseback riding was fun. otherwise it STANK. if you want a good camp, try one in newbury vermont, RID: 10170
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Click to report rating    2/21/07   5     5     5     4     5   I love going to camp here.i've been going there for 5 years now and loving it .the food is great and the staff is the best.i recomend this camp to anyone who loves the outdoors.The counselors here r so helpful.and every year me and my friend go home crying because we loved it,and we have to wait 10 more months until we get back there.i am an 8 week camper going there evry year to try new things.i've had the time of my life there.For me camp os my second home.If you go there you would know that camp is our "little corner of the world"if you deside to go to this camp i think that you made the right choice.and if any parents want to see the camp you can go in and one of the counselors will show you everything. RID: 8005
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Click to report rating    2/19/07   5     5     5     5     5   I LOVE this camp. It is so amazing. I can't imagine not going for a summer. It is just sooo much fun and you meet soo many new people, and the people you meet are like your camp best friends. It's like one big sleepover with your friends. They keep you busy, and it's fun! Just come and see for yourself, YOU WON'T BE SORRY! RID: 7949
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     2/8/07   2     2     4     3     2   i think it depends on what you are looking for in a camp due to its location it is rather cold during the summer and i remember having to bath in the lake RID: 7635
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Click to report rating    1/7/07   5     5     5     5     5   my mother went for 9 years, my aunt for 8, my cousin for 4, and myself for 12 years... and i wouldn't trade my experience there for anything in the world. the environment is gorgeous, the activities are broad in scope with excellent facilities, children are well-supervised and happy, and the memories one makes there will definitely last a lifetime. i'd recommend this camp to any young girl looking for a special sleepaway camp experience.. because as the motto of wa-klo i grew up with states, it is "a summer your daughter will remember." and remember i always will. :D RID: 6549
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Click to report rating    1/4/07   5     5     5     5     5   camp waklo is definately a place where girls of all ages can come to learn and grow. as soon as a girl comes to waklo, she immediately becomes a part of something so special it's impossible to fully describe in words. i would definately recommend it to anyone. RID: 6483
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Click to report rating    11/27/06   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is so much fun. They try to keep it interesting and fun for everyone there, and they are great about giving everyone individual attention they need. I think it's a great camp to go to and I can't wait to be back next year! RID: 5349
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Click to report rating    11/12/06   1     1     1     1     1   it was so dark and depressing. everything was spread out and i did not feel connected to it at all. i would not reccomend it. RID: 4889
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Click to report rating    9/12/06   5     5     5     5     5   This was my daughter's 1st year at Wa-klo and she absolutely loved it. She plans to go back next year. RID: 3088
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Click to report rating    8/31/06   5     5     5     5     5   CAMP WAKLO IS AMAZING! It was my fifth year this year and i plan to return for #6. I love everything about this place: the activities, staff, and all of the other random things we do. Each day is a new chance for every girl to learn and grow. You should definately check it out its a great way to spend your summer and meet people from all walks of life. RID: 2652
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