Dear Wheeler Summer Camp Families,

I want to personally take a moment to tell you all about the amazing improvements that will encompass summer 2023. I’m excited to share these changes with you as they will impact your camper’s experience in a positive way!

First off, I am happy to say that lunch will be included in each camper’s tuition. The Wheeler School’s food service provider, CulinArt, will be serving us lunch on the Seekonk Campus. CulinArt has been providing delicious and nutritious lunches during the school year. The partnership between Wheeler Summer Camp and CulinArt allows us to provide a camper-friendly lunch that will give the campers the energy they need for the second half of the day. CulinArt is aware of some camper fan favorites such as chicken nuggets, pasta, and pizza. These favorites will be kept in mind when the menu is created. Stay tuned for their menu!

During the fall, we spent some time revamping the Senior Camp programming. Part of this process involved having a focus group with a handful of older campers. These campers shared what they enjoyed about camp but also how we could make camp more enjoyable for them. We took their suggestions into consideration and are making changes to enhance their experiences while at camp.

Some of these changes include allowing more options for their choice block and giving them the opportunity to explore different adventures such as biking, hiking, geotagging, etc. Another significant change is that campers can create a project that fosters Wheeler Summer community building, such as engaging with the younger campers through activities like designing their own jewelry out of nature, polymer clay, or wire. The Senior Program will develop campers’ 21st century skills and offer more opportunities to increase personal growth, social development, and leadership skills in an unplugged environment.

Additionally, our Specialty Camps have been redesigned! We have a number of new camps this summer for 6- to 15-year-old campers. Some of the new camps include Volleyball, Little Explorers, Sports and Adventures and 3D Storytelling. To see the descriptions of these programs, visit our Specialty Camps page here. Specialty Camps programming runs 9am to noon. In the afternoon, these campers follow a traditional camp schedule which includes a modified swim lesson.

I look forward to seeing all of the campers back on campus this summer to enjoy our new programming, food services, and much more. I’m excited to see all of the lives changed this summer and all of the new friendships!


Danielle Levya
Camp Director


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