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Below are our sessions for our 2023 Summer Season.

Full Sessions Begins Ends Tuition
Enroll by 12/1
First Session (4 weeks) June 25 July 22 $4395 $4695
Second Session (3 weeks) July 23 August 12 $3595 $3895
Full Session (7 weeks) June 25 August 12 $7095 $7395

2 Week Options
ONLY available for
Juniors and Middlers

Begins Ends Tuition
Enroll by 12/1


Option 1 June 25 July 8 $2645 $2795
Option 2 July 9 July 22 $2645 $2795
Option 3 July 30 August 12 $2645 $2795

ONLY available for NEW Juniors

Begins Ends Tuition  
  July 23 July 29 $1495  


William Lawrence Camp Units

Juniors - Campers entering 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th grade in Fall 2023

Middlers - Campers entering 7th or 8th grade in Fall 2023

Seniors - Campers entering 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2023


The above tuition does not include a recommended $75 - $150 for personal activities and store purchases (per three-week session).

Partial scholarships may be available for families in need of assistance. There is also a discount of $200 per additional sibling attending a full session.  

Please use our Online Camper Enrollment Form to enroll your son.

Scholarships available based on need - please click here for the application 

Camper enrollment can be completed online. However, if you prefer, you may also fill out and mail us a paper version: 2023 Camper Enrollment Form

Once we receive camper enrollment, you will receive an e-mail with details on completing a set of Camper Forms at CampDoc.com. All Camper Forms must be completed and received by us by June 1st through CampDoc.com.

To learn more about the electronic database, please read the CampDoc.com Welcome Letter

To learn about Camper Tuition Insurance through CampDoc.com, please read the WLC Protection Plan

Important Information

Below are several documents that convey important information about your son's summer here at camp. It is important that you review them carefully prior to attending camp.

Do you have any questions? Not a problem, give our friendly staff a call at our camp office. We are happy to walk you through the process. Just call 603-569-3698.

The highest honor that one can achieve at William Lawrence Camp is to become a member of our Honor Society. This is an optional program that campers can choose to participate in as much or as little as they wish. Campers must demonstrate an understanding of many camp activities, from those available at the waterfront to the rifle range and everything in between. At all times, they must exhibit unquestioned character and good citizenship while demonstrating the four corner stones of camp: Willingness, Loyalty, Comradeship, and Sportsmanship.

Skills to be mastered are demonstrated by the completion of a series of eighteen tests. Many of these tests have varying degrees of difficulty to allow campers to have intermediate milestones of their progress along the path to becoming a member of The Honor Society. Passing the first level of the first thirteen tests earns one Pathfinder status. Once the first 13 tests are completed in their entirety, you become a Trailblazer. Once all 18 tests have been passed, one becomes a Woodsman. Achieving this honor is a multi-year endeavor which requires a real commitment.

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The Honor Society is one of the longest-standing-traditions at William Lawrence. The entire camp gathers for Evening Program every Monday around the Great Central Fire, grouped by their various Houses, which correspond to their BROG (Blue, Red, Orange and Green) team in the ongoing color war (House of Lakes, House of Mountains, House of Rivers, and House of Forests). Following the traditional ceremony as campfires are lit, the Woodsmen lead community members through various intra-house games. Cheered on by fellow house-mates, participants strive to win not only pride of accomplishment but also points for their House Team. At the conclusion of the evening, the Head Woodsman asks if anyone would like to take the traditional first test, The Test of Resolution, in which the camper must look into the Head Woodsman’s eyes and vow not to speak again until reveille the next morning.

We make sure that campers have access to the list of tests during the summer, but we also make the list of tests available here on our website. With the exception of the final five, tests may be taken and passed in any order. Each camper’s test progress will be recorded in the office to ensure that test results are not lost.

Camper accommodation is organized into three grade-based units: Juniors are entering 3rd-6th grades; Middlers 7th and 8th; Seniors 9th and 10th. The screened-in cabins generally house 8 campers each, with at least 2 staff members in an attached quarters. Each unit has access to its own washhouse with showers and bathroom facilities.

William Lawrence observes the health and safety standards of the American Camping Association and the State of New Hampshire. All campers and staff are required to have an updated medical history form at the beginning of each season, which is kept on file by our Registered Camp Nurse in the Infirmary. Our camp doctor is always on call, Huggins Hospital is only fifteen minutes away, and 9-1-1 is at camp within minutes of a call, should such need arise. If a camper requires medical attention, his parents will be notified immediately. The safety and health care of the campers is the highest priority at William Lawrence Camp. The staff carefully supervise campers throughout the day, and cabin leaders monitor the personal health and hygiene of their campers.

Campers are encouraged to bring clothing appropriate for the active camp lifestyle, as well as a large trunk to store it in. Campers’ laundry is done every Thursday, and the camp store is open regularly should they desire any camp apparel, or essentials such as shampoo, toothpaste, or batteries.

At meals, campers sit with their cabin mates and leaders to enjoy the perennially delicious food as prepared by our camp chef. The meals are well balanced to include fruits, vegetables, and the carbs and proteins necessary to sustain them in their active lifestyle. Every meal has fruit and vegetarian options and factors in the various food allergies that campers have.



From Massachusetts, travel north on I-95 to Portsmouth, NH. Take the Spaulding Turnpike toward NH Lakes & Mountains. In Rochester, take the Rte 11 West exit for Lake Winnipesaukee toward Alton. At the Alton traffic circle, take Rte 28 north to Wolfeboro. In Wolfeboro, take a sharp right at the Gulf station/Three Sisters Store, staying on Rte 28. After one mile, bear left onto Rte 109A toward Ctr. Tuftonboro. Follow Rte 109A approximately 5 miles to the Tuftonboro General Store on your left. Across from the store, go right onto Federal Corner Road. Proceed straight for 2 miles (the paved road changes to a dirt road) to the camp driveway on your right.

An alternate route is via I-93. Proceed north to Concord, NH. In Concord, take I-393 east, which eventually becomes routes 4, 9 and 202. Take this to the Epsom traffic circle. At the circle, go north on Rte 28. Follow Rte 28 to Wolfeboro and proceed according to the directions above.

To avoid Wolfeboro (which is often gridlocked on weekends in the summertime), take Rt. I-95 via Portsmouth NH onto the Spaulding Turnpike. Instead of getting off at the Rt. 11 exit, continue north on Rt.-16 (the Spaulding Turnpike becomes Rt-16 in Rochester NH). From Rochester, travel approximately 20 miles to Route 109. At the stop light, go left onto Rt. 109. Go approximately 10 miles to the intersection of routes 109 and 28. Go straight across onto North Line Road. Go approximately two miles to the stop sign at Beech Pond Road. Go right onto Beech Pond Road, travel approximately 1.5 miles to intersection with Brown Road (road surface will change to dirt and back to pavement just before intersection). Go left onto Brown Road. Go approximately 1.5 miles to 3 way stop sign at Federal Corner Road. Go right onto Federal Corner Road. Camp is a mile up on the right.

Our Philosophy:

“Through a fun, balanced program, in a camp family atmosphere with positive role models, William Lawrence Camp encourages the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of the whole boy in a caring, nurturing, spirited, challenging, yet safe environment.

While allowing a kid to be a kid, the camp seeks to enhance positive values and skill development leading to a productive and responsible adulthood.  The camp experience builds character and fellowship, provides new and different experiences, improves group living skills, provides an opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and countries, and fosters an appreciation of nature and the environment.  Each camper is encouraged to increase self-esteem, realize his potential, share and develop his personality, develop lasting friendships, and become part of the camp family, which many consider a second home.”

At William Lawrence, we consider effective, compassionate leadership to be a cornerstone of our mission: from our senior staff to our Leaders-In-Training, we are perpetually mindful of what it means to be a leader. Our mature, well-trained staff at William Lawrence Camp are dedicated to the safety, well-being, and positive growth of today’s youth. Led by a senior staff with professional experience in family counseling, social work, teaching, and healthcare, we boast a better than 3:1 camper to staff ratio. Our cabin leaders are chosen for their understanding of camp life, maturity, and ability to provide appropriate guidance for the many challenges that boys face today. The cabin leader core consists largely of former campers, who have come up through our Leader in Training program, balanced by a diverse array of foreign staff in order to provide opportunities for campers to develop themselves as international citizens.

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To ensure consistency in approach and performance, all of our staff participate in a pre-camp training week, as well as receiving on-going training throughout the summer. Our program staff are certified in their respective areas during off-season seminars: Riflery and Archery instructors are given specific training in range operation, safety procedures, and teaching techniques; Waterfront staff are Red Cross certified lifeguards and swim instructors; trip leaders are lifeguard trained, as well as being certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR.

Meet The Year Round Staff

 Nat Crane is the Executive Director of William Lawrence Camp. Originally from Brookline and Dover, MA, Nat is a 1976 graduate of the University of New Hampshire and also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University. This is his thirty-third year as a camp administrator and thirty-first as the Director of William Lawrence Camp. Nat is currently a member of the New Hampshire Camp Directors Association. He was previously the chairman of the Tuftonboro Conservation Commission and is a licensed Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. An avid outdoorsman, Nat lives in Tuftonboro with his wife Lara, daughter Hannah, son Chilly and Yellow Lab, Moxie.


 Anne Bullitt has been with camp since 2005 serving  originally as our Office Manager and most recently as the Business Manager. She graduated from Smith College and has a Masters in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Anne is a Notary Public, she lives in nearby Sandwich, NH, with her husband Jim, who is the camp’s seasonal Operations Manager, and several Golden Retrievers.


 Jessica Paquette joined us as our Camper Development Coordinator part-time starting summer 2018 and became a full-time employee in early 2020. She is now our Associate Director.  Originally from Somers, NY, Jessica is a 2006 graduate of the University of Buffalo and also holds a Masters in Childhood Education from Hunter College. Jessica started in the camp industry as a resident camper at the age of 9 and since then she has only spent 1 summer away from camp. Former Assistant Director of a non-profit day camp in Manhattan and former Assistant Director of a resident camp in Freedom, NH, this is Jessica’s fifteenth year as a camp administrator. Born and raised in NY, Jessica now lives in Chocorua, NH with her Husband, Myles, two bonus kids, Ava and Mark, and one year old, Parker.




Are you looking for a camp for your daughter? Nat Crane, our Executive Director, has over 25 years of experience with camps in and around New Hampshire and would be happy to talk with you about an appropriate camp for your daughter. William Lawrence has a long, rich history with our sister camp, Fleur de Lis Camp in Fitzwilliam NH, so please be sure to check them out. Or perhaps you are looking at other camps for your daughter or a camp close by and would like some feedback. Either way, feel free to contact us online or call us at 603-569-3698 during regular business hours.