A Virtual Question & Answer Session With
David Walsh, Kenwood Head Counselor
Where are Camps Kenwood & Evergreen?
Our Camps are located in the state of New Hampshire, on the North Eastern coast of the United States. The closest cities to us are Concord, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts. Click here to view our location on Google maps (enter the following address: 114 Eagle Pond Road, Wilmot, NH 03287).
What is the weather like at Camp?
You should expect all kinds of weather, with the exception of snow. A few times each summer it will rain (sometimes it’s light and sometimes it pours!) so bring something to keep you dry. On most days it will be sunny and warm with temperatures in between 70 & 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21-27 Celsius). Mornings can to be as cold as 60-65 degrees (15-18 Celsius) and evenings can be downright cold (once in a while down to 50 Fahrenheit, or 10 Celsius!), so make sure to bring clothes like a sweater or two, a light-weight jacket and a raincoat or mackintosh. At the same time, most of the summer is very warm or even hot, so most of the time you’ll be wearing shorts, t-shirts and other lightweight clothes.
Do I need to bring blankets and sheets?
Domestic staff are expected to provide their own linens. Staff traveling from outside the United States are provided with sheets, blankets, a pillow, and towels. If you are not warm enough please ask your Head Counselor the following morning for a supplemental blanket. We want you to sleep comfortably.
Where will I be living at Camp?
Typically, General Counselors live in the cabins or lodges with campers. Specialty Counselors, Activity heads, and Kitchen, Laundry and Maintenance Staff generally live in separate staff housing located throughout the Camp.
What do I pack for Camp?
See our link for our Recommended Packing List. If you are a specialist please remember that you are expected to bring any equipment that you will need to perform your duties (example: Tennis Staff should bring any racquets that they will need).
What is the best way to travel to Camp?
Domestic staff are welcome to drive to Camp. Here is a link to get directions on Googlemaps. Make sure that enter the following address – 114 Eagle Pond Road, Wilmot, NH 03287 or please email us.
Many staff (both domestic and international) fly to Camp. If you choose to fly please follow the instructions we give carefully. The nearest airport to Camp is Boston Logan (Boston, Massachusetts). Some staff will fly into New York City instead of Boston. Below are the basic directions to travel to Camp from either airport. PLEASE be advised that we are not able to pick up incoming staff at the airport.
From New York City
Go to the Port Authority Bus Station, located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues and 40th to 42nd Streets. Take the earliest Greyhound Bus that goes to Boston’s South Station.
Once at South Station, buy a ticket on the Dartmouth Coach Line, traveling to New London, New Hampshire. Before you leave, call the Camp office at 1-603-735-5189 to let us know when you will be arriving in New London, NH. If you do not call no one will be there to pick you up.
From Boston’s Logan Airport
If you are traveling from Boston’s Logan Airport, when you leave the only exit of the airport terminal you will see an island in the middle of the street where people wait for buses. Walk across to the waiting spot for the Dartmouth Coach Bus Line.
Purchase a ticket to travel on the Dartmouth Line from Logan Airport to New London, NH.
Before you leave, call the Camp office at 1-603-735-5189 to let us know when you will be arriving in New London, NH. If you do not call no one will be there to pick you up.
How do I notify you of my travel plans?
It is crucial that you inform us of any proposed or finalized travel arrangements via email [email protected] before you leave to travel to Camp. Not every email reaches its intended recipient, so please make sure we respond to your email.
What about transportation at the end of the summer?
We will help you get to the bus station or the airport to catch a flight after camp. We recommend not making any travel plans for Saturday, August 15th, or early on the morning of Sunday, August 16th. We have a celebration to thank all of our staff at Camp the night after the children leave, and we recommend not missing it! If you make plans for Sunday, August 18th please make sure to give yourself enough time to reach the airport in Boston. We will not be able to offer transportation before 9:00am.
Is there Internet access at Camp, and do I have to pay to gain access? Are there phones available for staff use?
We have Internet access in our Staff Lounge and it is free for all staff to use. This is made available to staff during time off each day. Please understand that we have 180 adults who all want to check their email. For this reason we ask everyone to limit their time online to 20 minutes per session. We also have a wireless network in the Dining Hall. You are welcome to bring a laptop to access the network, but please remember that we will not be responsible for damage or theft to your personal belongings, and with only one connection it can get very slow.
Yes. There are cordless payphones available for staff use in the Staff Lounge. These phones can both make and receive phone calls.
Can I receive calls at Camp?
Staff may not receive phone calls in the Main Office. However, in an emergency situation a message will be taken by one of our Office Assistants.
Can I purchase and use phone cards at Camp?
Yes. The Main Office sells phone cards. We recommend purchasing them during your period off, as the Office closes in the evenings. Cards typically cost between $5 – $20.00.
What do I do with my valuables while at camp?
Valuables, including passports, cell phones, jewelry and large amounts of cash, are best not kept in cabins. Almost every year somebody disregards this advice and loses money. We provide lock boxes for each staff member in the Dining Hall and in the Evergreen Office. We cannot be responsible for valuables left in the cabins.
What do I do if I have any questions?
Contact the Camp Office at 781-793-0091 each weekday between 9-5pm EST and ask for David or Jason or e-mail us.