Camp Wingate*Kirkland Overview

Cape Cod, MA

American Summer Camps

Camp Wingate*Kirkland Overview

At a Glance

Location: Cape Cod, MA
Fly Into: Boston or Providence
Gender: Co-ed
Length: 2, 3.5 or 7 weeks
Ages: 7-15

Camp Highlights

  • Unique daily choice program
  • Peanut, tree-nut and sesame free
  • Located on a private pond
  • ~180 campers with small camper to counselor ratio
  • Named one of the top overnight camps around Boston


Founded in 1957 and located on beautiful Cape Cod, Camp Wingate*Kirkland is a co-ed, overnight camp for children ages 7-15 that offers a unique experience.

The W*K community is small and nurturing, with ~200 campers and a staff-camper ratio of 1:3. We offer a full range of traditional camp activities such as swimming, sailing, archery, woodshop, arts & crafts, music, performing arts and sports however we also offer zany stuff like Balloon Animal Hospital, Whistle Choir, Nature You Can Eat, Tennis Baseball, Zombie Hunters, How to Train a Dragon, and Ethical Dilemmas.

We think our Daily Choice program is one of the most unique ideas anywhere in camping today. Campers are empowered to choose their own schedule, design their own summer. Our program invites camper feedback and input, with a belief that everyone has something special to offer.

Camp W*K is peanut, tree-nut and sesame free. We easily accommodate gluten-free, dairy, wheat, soy, egg, and fish allergies. Vegans or Vegetarians also appreciate our menu options.

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.

How We Accommodate International Campers

We have many international campers at Camp Wingate*Kirkland every summer. Campers come from Spain, France, Mexico, China, Japan and the UK.

We meet campers at either Boston, MA Logan airport or Providence, RI TF Green airport and escort them to camp at no charge. Once they arrive at camp we have them call home so parents know they're here safe and sound. We provide all necessary linens and help provide campers with any other items they may have forgotten or unable to take on the plane.

Our campers are always excited to make friends from other countries and an English immersion program is top notch!