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Camp Bil-O-Wood was founded in 1946, shortly after the end WWII. Many of the first counselors were veterans. Still today, nearly 75 years later, we honor those who have served our countries with the sound of Taps. Every night at 10 pm, we play the bugle melody to signal “lights out”, to take a moment of silence, and to close the day in respect to our homeland.
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The mission of Camp Bil-O-Wood is simple. Our primary focus is to provide experiences, through which children develop new skills, build friendships, and create lasting memories, all while having an awesome summer experience. As campers learn and grow they gain self-confidence, self-awareness and self-determination. We believe in the importance of sharpening each camper's physical and mental capacity for successfully embracing lifes' challenges and adventures. While the world around us becomes more and more complex, Camp Bil-O-Wood emphasizes the importance of getting to know oneself and learning to understand and accept the differences between ourselves and others. We believe the skills gained in a summer camp experience provide a child with a superior advantage throughout their lifetime. We call this the camp advantage.
Safe and Nurturing Surroundings - Our trained and mature counselors have a genuine interest in and compassion for children. All counselors are carefully chosen to be positive, effective role models. Our surroundings nurture and challenge each child so they can develop a greater level of self-confidence and self-awareness. By learning a greater sense-of-self, camp shows children how to contribute to their surrounding community.
Enriching Environment - Our staff understands that a child first needs to feel secure before they will explore and try new things. Camp Bil-O-Wood’s supportive staff, structured activity program, and guided outdoor living and wilderness program helps campers develop skills, foster independence, and build self-confidence while having fun in a safe and energetic environment. Through daily interaction with fellow campers and staff, children learn to problem solve and to help others.
Friendships Forever - Living, laughing, sharing, and playing together bonds our campers in ways that form lifelong friendships. Camp Bil-O-Wood provides a community where every camper feels comfortable and safe whether they are a first time camper or returning camper.
A Flexible Camp Experience - Attending Camp Bil-O-Wood allows options in planning your summer for campers from ages 7 to 17. Choose from a two, three, four, or seven week session. Whenever your child attends, he or she will be welcomed and made to feel at home. They will have the opportunity to experience everything the Bil-O-Wood program has to offer.
A Dynamic Program – Bil-O-Wood offers outstanding activity choices in four major areas..
• A premier outdoor-living, wilderness exploration, and canoe-trip program.
• Athletics and sports featuring skill development in 15 major activities.
• Extensive aquatic and waterfront activities with instruction in swimming, sailing, waterskiing, lifeguarding, & more.
• A creative program including art & crafts, drama, nature study, outdoor exploration and education.