Welcome to the WUULF website!
WUULF will be hosted from June 19-25th 2017.
More details about the upcoming year’s program will be here soon!
When I attended my first WUULF 6 years ago, I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know anyone who had ever gone, and social media wasn’t as pervasive as it is today, so WUULF was a mystery to me. What I found at WUULF was a special community that has kept me coming back year after year and is why I am now serving as director for this year’s camp.
Everyone who has been to WUULF before, please come back! For those of you who have never experienced the WUULF community, please join us this June when we gather for a week at the beautiful Ghost Ranch, near Abiquiu, New Mexico. You’ll have a chance to see magical northern New Mexico, the way Georgia O’Keefe saw it so many years ago. Take it from me: it is a truly enchanting place.
The theme for this year is “Fun, Facts and Faith.” We will have three theme speakers: Camilla Dodson, the daughter of a Lesotho chief will bring the Fun; Sherry Burr, an expert on international law will bring the facts; and Nathan Mesnikoff, director of spiritual care and volunteer services at Memorial Hospital, will bring the faith. Detailed descriptions of their programs can be found on page 4.
In addition to the theme speakers, our own WUULFies offer plenty of fun, crafty, educational, and thoughtful workshops. We gather every morning for spiritual centering with our camp minister and again in the afternoon for social hour where we share fellowship over food and spirits of the liquid kind. Throughout the day, you can choose to attend workshops, hike the epic landscape of Ghost Ranch, or just kick back under the Wisdom Tree. We will play games, tell stories, tie dye, drum, dance and sing throughout the week.
If you have school age kids, WUULF is a fantastic opportunity to spend time as a family, and also enjoy some grown-up time while the young ones are in their own programs. I love reading the enthusiastic evaluations from the kids. Long ago coined the “Too Much Fun Club”, our kids and teens spend program days exploring, swimming and playing games. Our young adult program for folks 18 to 24 is led by Logan and Spencer Shay, and Kiver Woodruff, who like to involve the whole group in planning activities. If you’re participating in the young adult program, they’ll be in touch.
Registration is now open for WUULF 2016 and will remain open until May 1 or until camp fills. I am happy to report that registration and lodging costs remain at last year’s levels. We will continue to waive the fee for Cubs. We also have scholarship funds available for registration. Indoor accommodations and RV campsites fill fast, so don’t delay if you are interested in one of those options. As always camping with a tent or a pop-up is an affordable option, and the campground has excellent amenities, such as a newly renovated bathhouse, laundry and an ice machine.
To enhance ongoing communication please make sure to provide a legible email address, and keep an eye on your inbox for important updates. Finally, please read your catalog to acquaint yourself with our programs and the grid of daily events. Also, review carefully the packing list on page 6 for information you will need to know to spend a comfortable week in this always beautiful and sometimes challenging desert environment. Bring your catalog to camp for a free raffle ticket at registration. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. All of us on the board look forward to welcoming you into the WUULF community.
Clare Pramuk, 2017 WUULF Director