"We were concerned about our 9 y.o. son going away to camp because he hadn't even slept over a friend's house. He as a tendency to rely on his parents for everything so we were also concerned about his ability to take care of himself. The staff and philosophy of Mowglis grew our son up! Even after his first year as a cub (3-week program), he came back confident, assertive, helpful and self-assured. It was wonderful to watch. He will be going into his 3rd year at Mowglis and neither he, nor we, can wait!"
"I wish he had started going there earlier. I really cannot say enough about this place. I truly believe it is one of the best experiences you can provide for your son over the summer. I HIGHLY recommend it."
Beginning as Cubs, boys spend their three summers (ages 7 - 9) under the supervision of a "Den Mother" in a part of camp known as "Cubland." Many Cubs attend Mowglis for just three weeks as they are just learning to spend time away from home. In the Pack, boys ages 10 - 15 live in cabins grouped by age. They are encouraged to challenge themselves and continue their growth with expanded opportunities year after year.
Some things cannot be rushed; time at camp is one of those things. Short camp sessions lack the depth of Mowglis' program. Our session length is one of our greatest assets and is integral to the camp community and program.
Around 1900, the founder of Camp Mowglis was a so inspired by Kipling’s Jungle Book stories that she decided to start a "summer school" that would teach young men the important lessons that little Mowgli learned in Kipling’s timeless stories. Like Kipling, she was concerned that young men were losing their connections with nature and community. She corresponded directly with Kipling and received his permission to use the names and themes from his stories to help bring the Camp Mowglis program to life. Over 100 years later those same principles guide and form the foundation for our program…