Every summer The Wilds and The Wilds of New England hire over 300 enthusiastic college-age staff members to serve during the summer camp season. Our goal for the Summer Partner Program is for each summer staffer to raise at least $750. By partnering with a staff member with your tax-deductible donation, you not only help support a staff member, but you also help us keep our camper fees as low as possible.
As a partner, you will receive a note from your staff partner each week so you can share in the staff member’s ministry by upholding them in prayer and being an encouragement to them throughout the summer. Whether as a church, an individual, or an organization, please join us in the Summer Partner Program and partner in a special gospel ministry that serves over 1,600 campers each summer!
“The Needs Corner” itemizes multiple specific needs in our ministry. The majority of the items listed would enhance the experience of our campers but are not a necessity; therefore, they are not being purchased through our normal budgeting process. Thank you for your consideration to help meet one or more of these needs.
Thank you for helping us meet these needs.
A key supportive structure at The Wilds of New England is the many volunteers who donate their time and skills to maintain and develop the campsite. Their efforts allow us to minister the Truth of God with the love God to thousands of campers each year.
Below are a few different ways to get involved volunteering at The Wilds of New England. We hope one of them is a fit for you.
The Mainstay! These groups are the main support structure to help The Wilds “get things done.” They play a key role in areas of development such as new projects, maintaining facilities, and adding activities. The groups typically stay for a few days to a week and bring a mix of skill levels, ranging from the helper to the professional. Some groups come at a set time every year, and others come occasionally for specific projects. If you are willing to consider volunteer work in this capacity, and you would like to receive e-mails informing you of upcoming projects, please click below and fill out the form.
We need YOU! The Wilds has many friends of the ministry with diverse and valuable skillsets. When these individuals come and work alongside our maintenance team, they multiply what we are able to accomplish. If you fit into this category and would like to receive e-mails informing you of upcoming projects, please click below and fill out the form.
Many hands make light work! Throughout the year, we have service days when either youth groups or college age groups come to help with large tasks such as mulching, washing windows, hauling brush, staining, preparing the facilities for summer, and other various jobs.If you are a youth or college group leader and would be interested in bringing your group for a service day, please click below and fill out the form.
Summer is coming! The week before we train our summer staff, there are a lot of details we must attend to in order to accommodate the increase in camper numbers (which we love ☺). Things like cleaning, staining, moving beds and mattresses, grounds work, setting up program equipment (and much more) occupy our time that week. During this time, it is possible to bring your family and work together. However, there is no childcare provided. Availability for this week is limited. If you would be interested in volunteering to help us get ready for summer, please click below and fill out the form.
Calling all handymen (and ladies). Once a year, we set aside a week to go through many of our buildings and do general maintenance such as minor repairs, painting, updating furniture, cleaning air conditioners, organizing supplies, etc. During this week, it is possible to bring your family and work together. However, there is no childcare provided. Availability for this week is limited. If you would be interested in volunteering to help us maintain our facilities, please click below and fill out the form.
As a child, I thought that the gifts around the Christmas tree were the best thing in the world! I loved shaking them or trying to peek in the flaps of the wrapping paper to see what was inside. (My mom eventually developed anumbering system to replace our names on the tags so we would stop peeking.) As best as we were able, we would hold back our excitement until Christmas morning when we seemed to just let it all loose. We always made a huge mess of our living room. The sounds of paper ripping were followed by joyous screams when we discovered what was inside the box. What little kid doesn’t enjoy getting a new, exciting toy for Christmas?
Now that I am a dad of four excitable little boys, I am on the other end of many of those gifts. I not only get the joy of seeing my kids opening presents, but I get to enjoy hearing an enthusiastic “THANK YOU!” from one of them who just opened something he had been requesting for a long time.
Right now I feel like that little kid who is about to burst with excitement and scream out “THANK YOU!” I don’t know if you can “hear” the enthusiastic tone in my voice, but I truly want you to know that we are grateful. Thank you for . . .
• Praying for God to work in campers’ lives this summer. Several trusted Christ as their Savior and many dedicated their lives to Him.
• Praying for our wonderful Summer Staff who worked hard and demonstrated Christlike love to the campers.
• Sending over 1,600 campers—our largest summer ever!
• Sustaining us through your prayers, gifts, and volunteer hours. You played a vital role in our ministry this summer.So this
Christmas while you are cleaning up that wrapping paper and telling each other “thank you,” join with us in thanking God for giving us Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins. We count it a privilege to share the news of that gift with so many each year. If God would lead you to consider The Wilds of New England in your year-end giving plans, we thank you in advance for continuing to help us spread the news of this great Gift.
On behalf of the entire TWNE Staff,