**Sessions for Summer 2022 will be updated by the middle of October**

Below are our sessions for our 2021 Summer Season. Due to the current status of the pandemic, we do not feel we will be able to offer two week or seven week options. Should this change, we will notify families via our social media and website. Please take a look at our FAQs for 2021 by clicking here. 

Full SessionsBeginsEndsTuition
Enroll by 12/1
First Session (3 weeks) June 27 July 17 $2,995 $3,295
Second Session (3 weeks) July  25 August 14 $2,995 $3,295

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

**There may be additional costs added due to COVID expenses. Parents will be notified of these additional costs and will have the option to withdraw and have all moneys refunded.

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. Families rolling over their 2020 deposits need to complete a 2021 enrollment application and will receive the Early Enrollment discount. 

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

**SESSIONS FOR 2022 will be updated by the middle of October**

Camper enrollment can be completed online. However, if you prefer, you may also fill out and mail us a paper version: 2021 ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

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.

William Lawrence Camp is an independent, not-for-profit organization; our entire focus is on providing an extraordinary experience for your child that will benefit him for years to come. We believe that the best way for boys to learn is through being active, especially while surrounded by natural beauty. Our well-balanced program offers instruction in diverse activities, such as Archery, waterskiing, and Wilderness Trips, that your child would likely not be able to participate in at home. And, as a small camp, we do not experience the bottlenecks at popular activities that larger camps are rife with: if your child is interested in an activity, they will be able to do it. As well, our better than 3-to-1 camper to staff ratio ensures that your child will be well looked after.

All capital improvements at William Lawrence are paid for by donations, which are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)3. This, among other benefits of being a not-for-profit organization, means we can provide higher-quality facilities without passing the cost on in our tuition. When you send your child to William Lawrence Camp, you are not merely providing them entertainment for the summer: you are introducing them to the William Lawrence Camp Family, a supportive community of individuals dedicated to camp and to each other.

William Lawrence is a high-quality, reasonably-priced organization that prepares boys for their futures as men.

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.

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-first year as a camp administrator and twenty-eighth 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 Dawson joined us as our Camper Development Coordinator part-time starting summer 2018 and became a full-time employee in early 2020.  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 twelfth year as a camp administrator. Born and raised in NY, Jessica now lives in Chocorua, NH.


Meet The Seasonal Central Staff

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Scott 'Goose' Giessler returns as our Assistant Director. He is a long-time camper and member of the staff of WLC, has a degree in Communications from Ithaca College, and is presently a school teacher at the local high school in Wolfeboro, NH. He teaches Media Studies and Child Development. This will be his twenty-eighth year associated with William Lawrence Camp.

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Gustav Wolmarans returns as our Program Director. From Cape Town, South Africa, Gustav’s first summer was 2016. He returned as a Unit Head in 2017. After taking a year off, Gustav returned as our Head Counselor in 2019 and brought a few South African counselor friends with him.  He has a degree in Financial Planning from Stellbosch Business School.


John Webster


John Webster is an WL alumni camper and hails from Cape Cod. He will be our Food Service Director this year. A licensed boat Captain, John has spent his professional career both on the water and in hospitality management. An avid sailor, chef, hunter, hiker, and Eagle Scout, John has been a lifelong camper and has worked closely with youth as a Scout leader and coach. John has two grown children, Rose, a teacher, and John, who proudly serves in the US Army.



Our Camp Nurses

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Amy Stec will be taking part in the daily nursing duties. She holds an ADN in nursing and has been a paralegal and bookkeeper previously. Amy grew up in Bucks County, PA, right outside Philly. She and her husband now live on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, but her two daughters still live in PA. Amy has two grandsons, one is 5 years old and the other is 8 months old. She enjoys reading, swimming and taking walks.


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Diane Walton will be back helping us with nursing procedures. Diane has been with camp since 2006.  Diane has been a nurse in the ER and other areas of Exeter Hospital in Exeter, NH.




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.