A Place that Recognizes the World’s Valuable Resources
Camp Wa-Klo has always taken great lengths in preserving the natural surroundings as camp has grown since 1938.
Cabins are nestled with the trees, the waterfront is protected with natural foliage, and any tree that has to be removed is done with great consideration to its impact on the environment.
Wa-Klo has begun a gardening class using organic principles; the campers are able to dine on radishes, lettuce, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and summer squashes from the garden during the summer. Along with an organic gardening class, camp craft is also offered. Camp Craft teaches a girl how to build a wide variety of fires and recognize indigenous trees and vegetation, and the principles of reuse, renew, recycle. Pet Care instructs a girl on proper animal care and the impact of every living creature to the world’s fragile structure.
During the first 4-week session, all age groups are treated to an overnight wilderness trip where each girl learns to pitch a tent, make a sleeping bag roll, cook over an open fire, and enjoy the surprises different state parks bring.
Recycling bins are strewn through camp, paper products and light bulbs are “green”, and different ways to help the environment are discussed with campers such as “turning off the light” when leaving a room.
Wa-Klo is working hard to continue its “green” effort throughout the year by making our website more user and world friendly by including the camp’s DVD on-line and providing digital registration. Most correspondence is done through email and every effort is made to conserve in any way we can. We truly try to be environmental stewards all year long.