Camping trips are an important part of each camper's Wavus experience. From the youngest to the oldest, every camper has the opportunity to explore, discover, and better understand the varied surroundings she encounters.
As a camper grows older and more able, her trips become more extensive and demanding. The youngest girls travel to Hidden Valley Nature Centre for a day of short walks and nature exploration with a night of camping in tents or a Yurt. The older girls may be gone from camp for 11 to 15 days of hiking, or canoeing in the most remote and beautiful areas of Maine.
Still, the aims of every camping trip are similar. In addition to learning a reverence for the wonders of nature, each girl is encouraged to learn how to take care of herself and her equipment, to set and attain goals, and to learn how to become the kind of person to whom others can turn for support. The trip is a group enterprise, the success of which depends upon the good will and cooperation of each member.
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. Girls receive basic training before leaving camp. Then, as the trip progresses, each girl grows more and more skilled. Most trip groups include both veteran campers and girls new to the experience.
Safety is paramount on all Wavus trips. The equipment provided by Wavus is designed for both comfort and safety. Counselors are chosen for their knowledge and experience, their level headedness, and their patience and kindness. Trip leaders are certified in Wilderness First Aid.
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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||Camden Hills||2||Hiking|
|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.