Clothing & Equipment
Keewaydin does not require a camp uniform. Rugged outdoor clothes are the general rule. Typically boys like to wear t-shirts and shorts. Living in the outdoors, a camper needs to have clothing appropriate for temperatures ranging from 50 degrees to 90 degrees. It is important to have a good raincoat and good, warm jacket (e.g. fleece or wool).
It is also important to have enough shoes and proper footwear: a good pair of sneakers, an old pair of sneakers (for “wet loaders”), a second pair of sturdy sneakers or trail shoes, and a water shoe such as Crocs (not flip-flops!).
The camp store offers a variety of Keewaydin t-shirts, fleeces, vests and sweats. A limited selection of items may be purchased from the web store.
Each camper needs to have personal camping gear such as a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, waterproof dry bag and personal water bottles. Camp provides equipment such as tents, backpacks, ground cloths, and cooking equipment.
For a list of recommended clothing and equipment, please see the clothing checklist below.
It has long been a tradition to maintain a place for the campers that is simple, rustic and close to nature. One of the aspects of camp that campers, staff and parents most appreciate about Keewaydin is the opportunity to “unplug” from technology! Keewaydin is a tech free environment: no cell phones, mobile devices, computers, etc.! Cameras (as long as they are not part of a phone or other wifi or cellular device) are permitted.
Travel & Transportation
Keewaydin Dunmore is located in Salisbury, VT on Lake Dunmore in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, 10 miles south of Middlebury, VT, 200 miles from Boston and 275 miles from New York City. Burlington is an hour from camp and offers direct and connecting flights anywhere. There is Amtrak train service to Rutland, 45 minutes to the south. Camp provides chartered bus transportation from the New York metropolitan area, chaperoned by staff, at the beginning and end of the camp season.