12-16 Years Old
Jennie Walsh, Director
Mark VanWinkle, Director
Sebago Wohelo adjoins Little Wohelo (“Little Camp”) but has a separate program with facilities specifically for older girls.
At Sebago Wohelo activities are free choice. Campers create their own daily schedules based on their interests and goals.
Activities at Sebago Wohelo
Swimming & Diving
This is a view of a small portion of the lap lanes at Sebago Wohelo. Three laps are a quarter-mile. Some swimmers come down for a “quick” mile and zip off to canoeing or some other activity, others might spend an hour doing a quarter-mile – chatting in the lap lanes with a friend and a flutterboard.
Sailing & Racing
Sebago Wohelo has over a dozen MIT tech dingies (shown here) that are excellent for learning to sail as well as advancing sailing skills. We launch directly from a protected deepwater cove. Girls at Sebago Wohelo may choose to work for their Crew, Ordinary, or Able Seaman Award as well as participate in the racing program.
Canoeing, Kayaking, and Paddleboarding Trips
Morning crew practice before breakfast all summer leads to great performances at Watersports Day at the end of camp.
Sebago Wohelo has a couple of canoe trips up the lake and to our Crooked River campsite.
Our ever-growing fleets of Red kayaks are popular at both camps for learning and just cruising around.
Our recent addition of paddleboards has become very popular for campers and counselors interested in exploring Wohelo waters.”
Tennis classes of various levels are offered throughout the day and we encourage campers to sign up for their appropriate level and continue with those lessons throughout the summer. Many girls choose only to play free tennis with their friends or during an Camp tournament (such as the Wo-Open).
Competitive players also have 2 weekly opportunities to play with nearby camps and several 4 camp tournaments during the summer.
Waterskiing & Tubing
Sebago Wohelo campers have the opportunity to sign up for waterskiing every day the weather permits. Cabin groups have the option to sign up for cabin time tubing in the evenings as a cabin bonding opportunity.
Tubing is also offered during sign up activity time.
Crafts at Sebago Wohelo
MusicWe encourage campers at both camps to bring their own instruments (we have pianos!) and play for us in the evenings. Chorus is an optional activity offered for girls who would like to sing at our Sunday morning gatherings.
DanceDance usually meets for two hours every morning. Often the first hour is a warm-up, aerobic type workout and the second hour concentrates on dance skills and preparing for one of the summer performances. Campers are encouraged to be creative and help in choreography for the performances.
DramaDrama meets for an hour an a half each activity day. Usually in the afternoon. The first half of the summer often starts with improv, acting drill and writing skits for the half session show. The second half of the summer concentrates on the final performance.
Archery is very popular and only offered at Little Wohelo.
Crafts are a big part of the Sebago Wohelo curriculum and we are proud of our staff and facilities. Anne Hutchinson – a 4th generation Gulick family member – has taken over overseeing the craft hill. We are lucky to have her.
Instead of structured craft projects and schedules craft time, Wo girls are encouraged to design their own project that they will be proud of, and work on them in a timeframe that fits into their schedule. All crafts are free choice and generally open all day. Some of these include pottery, silversmith, weaving, paddle painting (painting on wood pieces), and glass beading.”
Our nature house (the Beehive) is open all day to help Wo girls learn how to respect the environment and take care of themselves in the outdoors. There are multiple nature awards that girls can work towards during the summer; the highest honor being the Gypsy Queen which includes learning how to make fire without the aid of matches or a lighter! Nature walks are common around camp, with girls learning a plethora of bird, tree, and plant species that are found on our grounds.