General Information About Girls Summer Camp
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Please, all payments must be in US dollars (USD) only.
Please submit a minimum $500 deposit per camper with the registration form.
Please pay the remainder of balances at least 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Payments may be made using our online service. The preferred method to make payments is by ACH (transfer from checking or savings account). If complete all payments via ACH, you can save even more off the program fee. Fees can also be paid using VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER or AMERICAN EXPRESS. Please contact the Administrative Office if you need assistance.
ACH (Transfer from Checking or Savings Account) Payments
WeHaKee encourages all payments be made via ACH bank transfer. By paying using this method, you will also receive a ‘cash’ discount off of all program fees.
Credit Card Payment
Camp WeHaKee does accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER or AMERICAN EXPRESS.
Bank Wire Transfers
Payments (in USD) can be made in any amount via bank wire transfer. Please contact the Administrative Office for details.
Camp WeHaKee will immediately refund the full amount if a girl cannot be placed in the programs or dates of her choice.
If registration is contingent upon financial aid, all monies paid, including deposits will be refunded immediately if sufficient financial assistance is not offered or available.
Cancellations Through to April 1st
A refund of all fees paid to date will be given (not including the non-refundable deposit).
Cancellations After April 1st
Camp WeHaKee retains the right to retain all fees paid to date.
Cancellations Due to Illness/Injury Prior to Camper’s Arrival
After being reviewed and approved by the directors, a refund of all fees paid to date (minus the $500 deposit) may be given. Documentation may be necessary prior to approval of refund.
Illness/Injury While Attending Camp
If a camper departs camp due to illness, injury or other circumstances (as approved by the directors), WeHaKee may refund a prorated portion of the fees paid.
Behavioral & Other Issues
If a camper departs camp due to homesickness, behavioral, and/or disciplinary issues, WeHaKee will retain all fees paid.
If a camper leaves camp early due to a parent-initiated request or action, WeHaKee will retain all fees paid. The directors may review the reasons for the parent-initiated request and if they deem it is warranted (i.e., medical or family emergency), may refund fees paid (minus the $500 deposit) on a prorated basis.
The parent/guardian is responsible for notifying the WeHaKee Administrative Office immediately and in writing of any cancellations or reductions in session length related to the registration of their child(ren).
All refunds are made via check. Please allow 30 days for processing. Questions or concerns should be directed to the WeHaKee Administrative Office.
Applications are accepted and places held only when the deposit of $500 is enclosed with the registration form and activity form. This fee applies directly to the balance of tuition. Upon receipt of registration form and deposit, we will send you confirmation information including an itemized account of anticipated expenses along with other helpful information.
$60 for 2 weeks; $85 for 4 weeks; $105 for 6 weeks (for Internationals only, please). Bedding includes sleeping bag, pillow, pillow case, sheets, towel and wash cloth. Please pay this fee with registration fee payments.
Optional laundry service is available and is provided on a weekly basis. The fee is $55 for two-week campers, $65 for 4 week campers and $85 for 6 week campers. Please pay this fee with registration fee payments.
Requests for one friend as a cabin mate can be indicated on the Registration Form. Requests made after submitting the Registration Form should be done in writing at least 30 days prior to the camper’s arrival. Camper requested must be the same age or grade. All efforts will be made to honor cabin mate requests, but they cannot be guaranteed.
PLEASE NOTE – Requests to place larger groups of friends together are not possible as this can create an uncomfortable or challenging situation for other individual campers within the cabin.
Please bring your daughter to camp between 2:30pm and 3:30pm.
Personal vehicles will be met at the camp gate and will be given instructions as to where to park. In order to maintain a safe enclosed environment at camp itself, we ask that all stay in their cars at all times. Camp staff will be available to assist with retrieving luggage from camper cars. There will be no restroom facilities available to non-campers while at camp.
- Please pick up your daughter between 9:00am and 10:00am.
- Personal vehicles will be met at the camp gate and will be given instructions as to where to park. In order to maintain a safe enclosed environment at camp itself, we ask that all stay in their cars at all times. Camp staff will be available to assist with retrieving and loading luggage into camper cars. There will be no restroom facilities available to non-campers while at camp.
Using the ‘Minneapolis’ Bus
(TO/FROM ST. PAUL / MINNEAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – MSP ONLY)
Bus transportation must be reserved through the WeHaKee Office, prior to departure. Cost is $150/one-way or $300/round-trip.
Opening Day (For Those Planning To Drop Off Their Child At Airport)
Please plan to escort your child to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport – Transit Center in Terminal One.
HOW TO LOCATE OUR BUS TRANSIT CENTER MEETING SPACE IN TERMINAL 1:Please Note: We will not be able to accommodate curbside drop-off at any time. You will need to park and escort your child into the airport.
- Estimated departure time is 2:00pm CDT. Please plan to arrive at this location 30 minutes prior. PLEASE NOTE! This time is subject to change. Camp WeHaKee will contact you within five days of the session start date to confirm the departure time for the bus.
- Please do not drop campers off and leave unattended. Please wait until our staff have confirmed your child’s arrival at the meeting point – Thank You!
- If bus travel time occurs during a meal time, campers will received a meal at no additional charge
- We recommend parking in the Red/Blue Parking Ramp, level 3 (hourly parking).
- Head toward Terminal 1 and take the elevator/escalator to Level T.
- On Level T, follow signs to Busses/Rental Cars which will lead you to the tram.
- Board the tram and ride to the stop (there is only one!).
- Deboard the tram and follow signs up to Busses/Rental Car area (via elevator/escalator to the left).
- Our group will be gathered in the seating/waiting area
Closing Day (FOR THOSE PLANNING TO Pick up THEIR CHILD AT AIRPORT)
Please plan to pick up your child at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport – Transit Center in Terminal One (See above for directions to the Transit Center).
- Estimated arrival time is 8:00am CDT. Please plan to be at this location 30 minutes prior to bus arrival. PLEASE NOTE! This time is subject to change. Camp WeHaKee will contact you within five days of the session start date to confirm the departure time for the bus.
- Please be on time. We will also escorting ‘flying’ campers to their gates and parental delays could result in missed flights. Thank you for your understanding!
Using the ‘Chicago’ Bus
(FROM/TO RIVER FOREST, WILMETTE, MILWAUKEE, MADISON/DeFOREST)
Bus transportation must be reserved through the WeHaKee Camp for Girls Office, prior to departure. Cost is $150/one-way or $300/round-trip. For bus updates on departure and arrival days for the campers assigned stop, text messages will be sent to the primary cell phone provided with the camper’s registration information. We are sorry, but we can only send bus updates to one number per family.
Upon arrival at the bus stop (River Forest, IL, Wilmette, IL, Milwaukee, WI, or Madison/DeForest, WI, parents/guardians should stay inside or immediately near their vehicles. Campers will be escorted by camp staff with their luggage to the bus.
- PLEASE ARRIVE at least 30 minutes prior to the departure times indicated for your bus stop location listed below. Please do not drop off campers and/or leave them unattended.
- Please escort your child(ren) to the coach bus when it arrives and wait until they are properly checked in.
Dominican University Main Campus
7900 Division St. (Use Thatcher Ave. entrance)
Regina Dominican High School
701 Locust Road, Wilmette, IL
Mitchell Park Domes
524 S. Layton Blvd.
MADISON / DeFOREST
Subway parking lot
4867 Cty Rd V, DeForest WI (just off I90/94 exit 126)
* Departure times are best estimates as delays may occur due to traffic congestion, road construction or weather.
Charter coach bus transportation will be available from Camp WeHaKee to Madison/DeForest, WI / Milwaukee, WI / Wilmette,IL / River Forest, IL).
- Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the arrival times indicated for your bus stop location listed below.
- A text will be sent to the primary person the the account updating them on arrival times for their assigned pick-up location
Subway Parking Lot
4867 Cty Rd V, DeForest WI
(just off I90/94 exit 126)
Mitchell Park Domes
524 S. Layton Blvd.
Regina Dominican High School
701 Locust Rd, Wilmette, IL
(use Locust Rd. entrance)
Dominican University Main Campus
7900 Division St.
(use Thatcher Ave. entrance)
* Departure times are best estimates as delays may occur due to traffic congestion, road construction or weather.
As a part of their bus fee, campers will receive a meal at no extra charge.
Upon arrival at the bus stop (River Forest, IL, Wilmette, IL, Milwaukee, WI, or Madison (DeForest), WI, parents / guardians should stay inside or immediately near their vehicles. Campers will be escorted by camp staff with their luggage to their parent / guardian vehicle.
For Those Flying & Using the Minneapolis Bus
Families who have campers flying to WeHaKee ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to work with Travel One, Inc. (TravelOneInc.com) for flight arrangements for their child.
All ARRIVALS should be scheduled for final arrival at MSP between 11:00am and 16:00 (4pm) CDT. Families must CONTACT WEHAKEE BEFORE BOOKING FLIGHTS if unable to find appropriately scheduled flights. Flights booked outside of these time frames without first contacting WeHaKee administration may be liable for additional transportation fees to cover additional costs incurred (additional staff, vehicles, meals, etc.). These costs could top $1,000 USD or more! Camp WeHaKee cannot guaranteed the ability to accommodate all flights outside of these times without prior arrangements.
Campers may be assessed additional fees for extra or overweight baggage, unaccompanied minor fees or other charges. As airlines do not accept cash payments, families must provide their child with appropriate options (pre-paid credit card, etc.) to cover such expenses. If WeHaKee staff cover these expenses, WeHaKee reserves the right to apply a surcharge (in addition to the assessed fee) of 25% or more.
WeHaKee staff will provide complete supervision as they meet campers at their gates, provide assistance at baggage claim and escort campers to the bus pick-up point. If flights are delayed or canceled, we will work to ensure those campers receive proper supervision and transportation upon arrival at MSP.
Again, families who have campers flying to WeHaKee ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to work with Travel One, Inc. (TravelOneInc.com) for flight arrangements for their child.
All DEPARTURES should be scheduled from MSP between 13:00 (1pm) and 17:00 (5pm) CDT. Families must CONTACT WEHAKEE BEFORE BOOKING FLIGHTS if unable to find appropriately scheduled flights. Flights booked outside of these time frames without first contacting WeHaKee administration may be liable for additional transportation fees to cover additional costs incurred (additional staff, vehicles, meals, etc.). These costs could top $1,000 USD or more! Camp WeHaKee cannot guaranteed the ability to accommodate all flights outside of these times without prior arrangements.
Departing campers may be assessed additional fees for extra or overweight baggage, unaccompanied minor fees or other charges. As airlines do not accept cash payments, families must provide their child with appropriate options (pre-paid credit card, etc.) to cover such expenses. If WeHaKee staff cover these expenses, WeHaKee reserves the right to apply a surcharge (in addition to the assessed fee) of 25% or more.
WeHaKee staff will provide complete supervision as assist campers checking in and escort campers to thier gatres, remaining their until their flight is confirmed in the air. If flights are delayed or canceled, we will work to ensure those campers receive proper supervision until their flight departs MSP.
PARENTS FLYING WITH THEIR CHILD(REN) TO/FROM MSP
If you are flying and plan to drop-off/pick-up your child at the meeting point in MSP for the WeHaKee Bus, you must contact WeHaKee BEFORE scheduling your flight(s). We need to ensure we will have proper supervision available for your child at all times at the airport! WeHaKee is unable to accommodate early or late drop-offs/pick-ups.
Will Someone Else be Picking Up Your Child?
Please notify Camp WeHaKee in writing prior to her departure.
To allow us to release your daughter to someone other than their parent / guardian, you MUST complete a Pick-Up Authorization Form. Once completed and signed, email a photo of the form to Info@WeHaKeeCampforGirls.com AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR to the pick-up time. We cannot release a child to a person other than a legal parent / guardian without this completed and signed form.
For safety purposes, we cannot accept phone messages or notes provided by the pick-up person at the pick-up point.
The Activity Card lists the activities available for each camper. Campers should select 12 activities they would like to participate in. The camper’s selections should be ranked 1-12. Upon her arrival, each camper will receive a schedule of their activities. Every effort will be made to ensure each girl is scheduled into the activities of her choice, but occasionally it may be necessary (for safety or space concerns) to place them in a substitute activity.
The horseback riding program includes instruction and trail rides on camp property. Fee for this additional program is $250 per each 2 week session. Campers should list their specific experience in riding so as to help us in making appropriate assignments.
The water ski program includes instruction and skiing on Hunter Lake for 5 lessons over each two week sessions. Fee for this additional program is $60 per each 2 week session.
The WeHaKee Leadership Academy is available for campers 15 and older. Through servant leadership approaches, learn how to utilize your gifts & talents while leading and motivating others. Click here for more details.
Overnight Camping Trip
Prior experience is recommended, i.e. overnight tent camping with family, scout group, church, etc. Plan a multi-day, off-camp hiking and/or canoe trip. (No extra cost)
Session-Break Day Trips (during session breaks)
Campers attending 4 week sessions will participate in a mid-session off-camp excursion where they will be able to shop, eat, and have fun. Campers are encouraged to deposit an extra $20-$40 in their Trading Post account to allow them spending money during this event.
Campers attending 6 week sessions will participate in two off-camp excursions including trips to Hayward. They are encouraged to deposit an extra $50-$70 for these events. They will be supervised by WeHaKee staff at all times.
This is the camp store where there is no exchange of real money. A daily snack and beverage is provided at no extra charge as this is included within the camper’s tuition. Items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, stuffed animals, and other souvenirs along with note pads, envelopes and stamps can be purchased at our Camp Store. Prices range from $1 to $75.
- CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT OUR CAMP STORE (except by families on opening and closing days).
- Funds should be deposited into your child’s Camp Store account prior to their arrival. Any unused balance of this deposited money will be refunded via check within 30 days of your child’s departure.
- Although optional, we suggest the following amounts for Camp Store Accounts:
- $125 for 2-week campers
- $150 for 4-week campers (includes money for off-camp excursions during session break).
- $195 for 6-week campers (includes money for off-camp excursions during session breaks).
Campers love letters! E-mail messages are OK, but they are usually read and then discarded. However, the letters and cards our campers receive are some of their most cherished items at camp. They love getting real mail from you, from grandparents and other relatives and friends. We strongly encourage families to write letters as often as one-a-day, at the very least one per week. They’ll love you even more for it!
Please address letters & packages in the following manner:
WeHaKee Camp for Girls
N8104 Barker Lake RD
Winter WI 54896 USA
Please send e-mails to your child securely online through our ‘E-mail Your Camper‘ section. There is a fee of $1 per message for this service.
- Make the message ‘newsy’ & informative, just like a letter. Please avoid the ‘one-liners’ whenever possible.
- E-mails will be printed and delivered with the day’s mail.
- All e-mail messages will be screened for appropriateness.
- Campers do not have computer access and therefore will not be able to reply to your e-mails – Encourage them to write you a letter, instead!
With limited phone lines available, we are unable to provide phone communications directly between families and campers.
- Camp is an ideal place for a girl to grow in her self-confidence and practice her independence in a supportive environment. Camp allows your child to discover her strengths by succeeding on her own.
- We know how much you may miss your daughter while she is away – You are always welcome to contact us to see how she is doing. We are happy to visit with them, talk with their counselors and get back to you with a full report.
- In a family emergency situation, arrangements can be made to connect with your child.
- Camper use of cell phones is not allowed at Camp WeHaKee.
- Campers do not have access to incoming or outgoing phone calls.
A Word About Homesickness
Please avoid telling your daughter she can call home if she is feeling sad or missing home. Simply mentioning this as an option to her will likely increase your daughter’s concerns or anxiety. Phone calls usually intensify homesick feelings and increase the camper’s potential for leaving camp early. Please know that the directors will contact you immediately if your child is having difficulties adjusting to camp, becomes ill or has any other significant issues.
As international mail can sometimes be delayed, we do allow our international campers to have up to 5 letters (per two week session) scanned and e-mailed to their parents. Additional scanned letters to parents can be sent at a fee of $1 per page (the fee is deducted from the camper’s camp store account). This service is only available to campers who parents reside outside of the United States.
Consistent with our mission to support a positive community of individuals who share and grow together, WeHaKee chooses to limit the use of electronic devices and other technology, yet embraces such technology when it engages campers and staff together in community life and enhances the welcoming environment that is Camp WeHaKee.
E-Mail and Internet Based Communication
Use of computers and the internet is possible for camp program enrichment that is guided & supervised by camp program staff. However, unless approved by the Directors, campers do not have access to e-mail, IM services, or other forms of internet based communications while attending Camp WeHaKee.
Telephones and Cell Phones
Campers are not permitted to have or use cell phones while at camp. Cell phones brought to camp will be securely stored in the camp office and returned upon departure. Unless approved by the Directors, campers do not have access to or use of telephones or cell phones while attending Camp WeHaKee.
Audio and Video Players and Related Equipment
The camp provides the use of audio and video players as an enhancement for program activities as determined by the camp program staff. Camper use of these items is to be supervised and specifically a part of program.
Camper use of personal audio players (iPods, mp3 players, etc.) is limited to use on the buses to/from camp unless determined otherwise by Camp WeHaKee staff. Personal video players are prohibited at all times, including on the buses to/from camp.
Cameras, Video Recorders, and Other Image Capturing Devices
The use of cameras is welcomed as a way for each camper to record experiences while attending WeHaKee. Campers are asked to use them in a positive and respectful manner while at camp or participating in camp related events.
Cameras, video recorders, or any other type of image capturing devices are strictly prohibited in restrooms and/or shower houses at anytime (including the taking of pictures or video from outside these facilities of images within through windows, doors or other openings). Photos, video or other images of WeHaKee Camp for Girls or its participants cannot be placed on websites, social networking sites (such as Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), etc.
The use of images of Camp WeHaKee participants that are used to intentionally embarrass, threaten, or harm others (emotionally, physically or otherwise) is strictly prohibited.
Communications After and Beyond Camp
Camp WeHaKee recognizes that campers and counselors develop close, trusting relationships with one another at camp and that these relationships are healthy, wholesome and beneficial to campers and staff alike. We also recognize that it is natural for campers to want to keep in touch with their counselors after camp. As an organization, however, Camp WeHaKee cannot take responsibility for what may occur as the result of such contact.
If a parent or legal guardian does not want their camper to be a part of the exchange of such information with a camp staff member, the parent or legal guardian must indicate this intention by providing a written request expressly indicating their intention to limit or prohibit this exchange of contact information.
“She cannot wait to see her friends from past camp years. She loves being there and trying new activities. The counselors treat her with respect and make her have fun. Seeing how much she really loves camp makes us send her there over and over again.”