Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! We expect all of our kids and staff to be willing to go in the pool. If you cannot swim, you will not be expected to go outside of the shallow area.
The food at camp is basic, nutritious and kid-friendly. It is served family-style. We can accommodate the majority of dietary requirements; please let us know these in advance.
Yes! On your days off we highly recommend checking out Boston and the local beaches. Transportation to public transport will be provided.
Counselors sleep in a cabin with their assigned campers. Cabins are basic and rustic. There are washhouses where counselors can shower during time off.
Camp Wing sample schedule.
Camp Mitton sample schedule.
Camp Lapham sample schedule.
We expect that you will honor your staff agreement. Please call/email us ASAP if something regarding your availability changes.
As with our camper population, our staff come from very diverse backgrounds. The average age of a staff member ranges from 18 to 30 years, and they come from all parts of the USA and from all over the world. All staff are chosen for their interest in working to create an environment in which youth can learn, grow, and achieve success. We are counting on this great team of like-minded individuals to come together and create a powerful team to make a difference this summer.
Camp Wing/Duxbury Stockade runs programs for children that are from socio-economic environments (80% live below the poverty level) that put them at-risk for developing youth related problems such as violent acts, alcohol and drug use, a low self-image, and a low regard for learning. While most of them are from the Greater Boston area, some are referred by community organizations from Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts; approximately 40% of our campers are returning. At camp we hope to teach them how to have fun and better prepare for the realities they will face in the “real world.” We provide opportunities for positive and meaningful relationships, enhanced self-image, conflict resolution, social skills, and healthy risk-taking. We also focus on reducing their summer learning loss, introducing literacy elements (journals, reading, newsletters, word games etc) into nearly every activity in camp.
At Crossroads for Kids, you will develop on the job experience as a youth development professional. Working side-by-side with experts in the field, you will explore, share and learn new strategies for working with young people. You will develop an informal network of support to share best practices. As you develop attitudes, knowledge, abilities, skills and work experience, you will gain a level of proficiency in core competency areas for the youth work profession.