Camp Walt Whitman

Piermont, New Hampshire    

Lantern Review of Camp Walt Whitman

Traveling the back roads of New England, you cross into fertile country for the many summer camps and family getaways that evoke a nostalgic longing for childhood memories. Here in the pine covered mountains of New Hampshire, Camp Walt Whitman has carved an enduring testament to family legacies, friendships, outdoor living and sportsmanship. It is a place that comes alive with 400 campers from around New England and both coasts attracted to both superb sports program like tennis and a desire for outdoor adventure through hiking, biking or canoe trips. It’s a wonderful balance that reveals the embedded philosophy of providing new experiences that build community through individual awareness.

A typical day finds campers heading to activities with their cabin group and counselors. This cabin-centered structure promotes a tight-knit cabin bond. As the cabin groups move among the nearly 60 activities, the opportunities for individual success are almost inevitable, eliminating social hierarchies within the group. Each camper will find an activity that will showcase his or her unique talents; an empowering moment that builds self-confidence and allows a deeper appreciation for others to emerge.

Beyond that, campers choose 2 elective activities daily, allowing each camper to pursue his or her passions or interests. The expertise of the staff in the many sports offered here allow for true skill development at almost all levels.

Now in its third generation of family direction, there is a continuity of philosophy and expertise that keeps Walt Whitman well-grounded. Yet, the tradition of innovation and intentional programming keeps Walt Whitman relevant to today’s discerning families. While the activities and trips are certainly a draw, it is the friendships and legacy of family loyalty that keeps campers returning at a nearly 90% rate. Look no further than the happy smiles among the cabins to see how meaningful these friendships become.

Fast Facts

  • COED
  • 425 Campers per Session
  • 7-week
  • Founded in 1948
  • $$$$

Director's Message

Family is part of our culture, creating a community spirit that encourages friendship, leadership, responsibility, and teamwork. We help kids discover their full potential and encourage them to become part of a larger community through the magic of a summer at camp. The cabin group forms a tight family unit through our program structure which reinforces our family values. Herein lies the spirit and warmth that is incomparable in a summer camp!

Program Highlights

  • 70 Activities
  • Team Sports
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Mountains
  • Individual Activities
  • Drama
  • Tripping
  • Waterfront
  • Forest
  • Rural

Top 5 Activities

  • Tennis
  • Hiking and Backpacking
  • Swim Instruction
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Adventure Course

Travel Information

Bus from NYC or Boston, Chaperoned flights from Florida. Flights met at Boston.


Camp Walt Whitman

(800) 657-8282

Jed Dorfman