A Letter From the Director

Dear Parents,

Camp Winnataska has been  providing exciting summer camps for 100 years. The identity of our camp comes from a strong sense of tradition, a commitment to excellence in Christian camping, and the development of an exciting environment. My hope is that every camper who walks through our gates leaves with a renewed sense of being and purpose in the world. We want campers to experience enjoying the outdoors, to feel free from the routines of the school year, to get dirty, and to have fun.

Ann Pickens, Summer Camp Director, and Tricia Brice, Program Director, get in the camp spirit on Registration Day. 

Ann Pickens, Summer Camp Director, and Tricia Brice, Program Director, get in the camp spirit on Registration Day. 

We cultivate a caring environment with traditions that stretch back generations, and we hope that in doing so we are creating a community which allows campers to form lasting friendships. Winnataska aims to teach campers to appreciate and respect the value of personal responsibility, the simplicity of nature, and the beauty of human relationships.

We know that camp is a time for kids to be challenged, whether it is by leaving home for the first time, getting on a horse,  or jumping off a cliff. Camp is the place where we learn to be brave. Time away from home and familiar routines gives campers the opportunity to become more independent, while experiencing new activities and friends. Camp Winnataska allows us to stretch beyond our current skills and strengths – to imagine and realize what we can become.

Sincerely,

Ann Pickens

Summer Camp Director