Junior Winona is situated in the southern part of camp, where boys ages 7-11 learn and grow through supervised activities and friendly competition. Campers choose twice a day what they want to do for in-camp activities and they also chose from a variety of trip options. Many day hikes around Maine and New Hampshire, along with overnight trips, are a great way to be introduced to the great activity of hiking. Canoe trippers start with easy one night trips, leaving right from camp on Moose Pond. But when you are in camp, before signing up for afternoon activities, the Tribes are busy showing the totem. As an Ojibway, Delaware, Mohawk or Seneca, each team works at showing the totem and trying to have a successful showing where one of the other teams are not able to catch the stick. And here is no better way to wind down a summer day than with an evening program of king pin, dodge ball, or capture the flag! Would you like to learn more about all of the fun and learning opportunities in Junior? Contact us
Intermediate “Inty” Winona is situated along the shores of Moose Pond. With boys ages 11-13 Inty is the Winona unit full of opportunity and new experiences! Campers can try a wide range of activities, in addition to the trips program. The mountain trippers head for the White mountains of New Hampshire or the Mahoosuc Range in Maine, on trips from one day up to five days duration. The canoe trips head off for lakes around Maine and New Hampshire on two and three night expeditions. Campers who really want to focus in campcraft skills can participate in the Maine Woodsman program. But when you are in camp, Inty campers have to keep an eye out for Oscar: the polar bear totem! As a member of one of four Tribes (Ojibway, Seneca, Delaware or Mohawks) one team has possession of the totem and tries to “show” it to gain points. After dinner evening programs are always exciting. The whole unit participates in a great field game like Speedball, or a game in the grove like Stratego. Would you like to learn more about all of the exciting events and opportunities in Inty? Contact us
Senior Winona, for boys ages 13 – 15, is a fantastic place to spend your summers. Activities are chosen twice a day allowing campers the flexibility to try new activities or spend time at familiar favorites. The senior schedule also provides more flexibility and has some down time to work on reading or catching up with tent mates. Senior activities offer a wide range of experiences in-camp activities such as mountain biking and windsurfing, to lacrosse, wood working and riflery. White water kayakers learn the basics on Moose Pond before journeying to the Saco and Androscoggin Rivers, Popham Beach, or the Kennebec River. Mountain and Canoe trippers cover much of the states of Maine and New Hampshire on day hikes and overnights progressing to five-day trips. And there is our popular Allagash Wilderness Waterway Canoe Trip, as well as the rock climbing trip to Acadia National Park to choose from. Back in camp, in the evening, the great evening programs take place which include both an outdoor game with the whole unit such as King Pin Dodge Ball, Speedball or Capture the Flag. This is followed by a more “intellectual” game like Name That Tune, Mallets Mallet or Pictionary. Campfires with Wyonegonic (our sister camp) occur a few times each summer. Other special events include trips to the Portland Seadogs (Boston Red Sox AA affiliate) or a day at the beach. The attire in Senior is standard summer clothes; the camp outfit is worn on Sundays, special occasions and for athletic events only. Learn more about Senior by exploring the other pages in this area of the website, or contact us.
By deciding to take part in Winona’s Counselor in Training (CIT) program, you are following in the footsteps of many of camp’s greatest counselors. Winona has one of the largest and most comprehensive CIT programs in all of camping. Between 18 and 25 boys participate each summer and many of them return as full time staff the season after their CIT year. Winona’s program is structured to permit CIT graduates to become full time staff members without further training as assistant counselors. Be prepared to learn, to be challenged, and to face new situations. Most importantly, be prepared to have fun. Living with lifelong friends, at the place where life exists as it should. Ultimately, CIT is about discerning the difference between camper and counselor, and once you understand this difference, you will see why 80% percent of the Winona staff returns each year. Contact us for more information.