With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair rapidly approaching we will be sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. Make sure to check out our virtual program and resource guide ahead of the event so you can plan for what you want to see! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
1. Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
Camp Wingate*Kirkland is a co-ed overnight and day camp for children ages 4-15. Campers design their own summer through our daily choice program that invites camper feedback and input, and a belief that everyone has something special to offer. We believe that when children are part of a kind, supportive and respectful community, they feel free to step out of their comfort-zone and try new things without the fear of failure. W*K is that community. Camper safety and developing life skills are our priorities.
2. Where is it located?
Camp Wingate*Kirkland is located in Yarmouth Port, privately situated on Elisha’s Pond.
3. What is your favorite part about our community?
We love being part of the Cape Cod community. Local folks care for another and always willing to lend a helping hand.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
We are regular contributors to the Yarmouth Food Pantry, Calmer Choice and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod. We are also supporters of town rec programs and many school fundraisers.
5. What are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
Parents are constantly faced with the distraction and challenges that cellphones and tablets bring. Feedback from social media make peer pressure harder than when we were kids. This is why we have devoted our summers to being technology free. We believe it is necessary to reconnect kids with the outdoors and activities that keep them unplugged.
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
It is a real privilege for us to watch children grow up over the years - to build confidence and skill development. It was be so rewarding to watch campers achieve goals like learning to swim, play the guitar, or challenge themselves in new ways.
7. What advice would you give parents and care givers in our community?
Camp is the greatest gift you can give your kid. There is no better experience to allow your child to try new things, make new friends and discover themselves. So many incredible life skills can be acquired at Camp.
8. Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know?
We have started enrollment for the 2018 season. Lots of great things in store for all of our campers! We give tours year round, call and make an appointment to come see us!
Cape Cod Moms