Camp Y-Wood is an affordable summer day camp, serving children ages 5 to 13. The camp site offers 22-acres of beautiful, sprawling grounds located on Captain’s Pond in nearby Salem, NH. Open fields for sports, a beach front water entry for swimming & boating and inside/outside craft areas keep campers engaged and entertained for hours!
This is a great opportunity for corporate or civic groups to join together and come up for a half day [either 8am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm] or a full day [8am to 4pm] and help staff prepare the camp for the summer campers.
Once you sign up, your group arrives on the selected day and time, and you’ll be divided into pairs or small groups and assigned tasks to complete. Tasks include painting [both exterior or interior surfaces], yard work [such as raking, pruning, brush clearing], planting plants, beach prep [raking sand and organizing floats], boat cleaning, and a myriad of unpacking and cleaning projects both inside and outside our Main Cabin.
What to Wear & Bring
* Comfortable work clothes that includes long pants and a long shirt [in some of the wooded areas, there is poison ivy, so we advise wearing long pants/sleeved shirts to avoid any contact].
* Hat or cap
* Sun block
* Sneakers or work boots
* Work gloves
* Any equipment that you could bring including large trash bags, rake, pruning sheers, paint brush or paint tray. Note: We have equipment, too, but it’s helpful if volunteers can bring some things for your own access! You may also bring some plants to plant if you’d like!
Group Experience/Team Building/Bonding:
Many corporate groups who volunteer enjoy having a special time during the day to enjoy lunch together and/or engage in some business team building experience. We can accommodate this if you’d like! We offer picnic tables – both indoor and outdoor, as well as open fields, a swim area and changing stalls. If you’re interested in this, please contact Susan McNeff before signing up!
How to Sign Up
Contact us and let us know [a] your group, [b] your group size, [c] special skills of your group [if any] and your [d] day/time choice. Note: We merge volunteers, but can also accommodate volunteers from one business on a certain day/time if you let us know. This way, ABC Company would be up on Tuesday [for example] and we would not have volunteers from other places on this day.