Lodging in Camp Wicosuta Bunkhouses
The bunkhouses at Wicosuta are rustic, but clean and comfortable. Each bunkhouse has electricity and a bathroom with showers and toilets. You can request to be with friends but must do so early (not when you arrive). There is an ‘Elders Cabin’ which is located closer to activities and classes (women with mobility issues are also roomed in the elders cabin). There is also a ‘Children’s Cabin’ located close to Kids Kamp where mothers with young children are roomed together. Lodging in Camp Wicosuta Bunkhouses is $65 per person (including children and teens). The cost is for the whole weekend, not per night; it also includes Thursday night if you have pre-registered and pre-paid for Early Check In. Bedding is not provided. You must provide your own bedding (sleeping bag, blankets/sheets/pillow) and towels. Indoor lodging sells out quickly, so be sure to register early if you wish to reserve bed space in bunkhouse.
Camping at the WHC
You are welcome to bring your tent and camp at Camp Wicosuta. There are several areas to camp at Camp Wicosuta from an easy-to-drive-to large flat field to ‘tuck away places’ under pines and fir trees at the forest edge. Camping is rustic but fun. It is free because we aren’t able to provide many ‘camping comforts’, so be prepared to ‘rustic camp’. There are portapotties available for campers (which are kept clean and serviced during the weekend), but no indoor bathrooms. There are limited indoor shower facilities. If camping, you must bring your own camping gear including a waterproof tent, ground cloth, sleeping bags, pads, flashlight etc. Be sure that your tent is waterproof! You must be prepared to bring what you need to be comfortable for the weekend.
Camping is FREE and included in the cost of Registration. PLEASE NOTE; There is no camping allowed between bunkhouses; please do not set your tent up between the bunkhouses. Also, there is NO camping allowed in the parking lot across the street from Camp Wicosuta. The camp is very firm about this and if you do camp in that parking lot, you will be asked to leave the conference. Thank you in advance for NOT camping in the parking lot across from Camp Wicosuta and for not setting up your tent site between the bunkhouses.
Off Site Lodging
If you opt for more comfort and privacy, you might prefer to stay in one of the lovely B & B’s and hotels in the area. The WHC is held in the beautiful lake region of NH, and there are lots of lodging options in the area that range from B & B’s to hotels and inns. We recommend Coppertop, which is a family owned inn with large rooms that sleep several people each. For further options please visit Camp Wicosuta’s lodging information page.
You also might try Airbnb to see if there are any houses or rooms available in the area. For additional lodging options contact the Bristol Chamber of Commerce: 603.744.2150. If you do find a particularly nice ‘off site lodging option’ that you’d like to share, please let us know and we can add it to our list. Thank you.
MEAL PACKAGE & FOOD VENDORS
MEAL PACKAGE: $70 FOR SIX HEARTY DELICIOUS MEALS
(Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner and Sunday breakfast & lunch)
For the last few years at WHC, we have provided a separate meal package, and it seems to be working out so well! Participants can choose to buy a delicious meal package that includes 6 meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner and Sunday breakfast & lunch) or purchase meals from food vendors. Meal Package will be plentiful, wholesome and delicious and based on a flexitarian menu and will include a variety of protein options (fish, chicken and vegetarian), locally sourced vegetables, and whole grains.
Although the menu is not yet finalized, you can expect fresh breads, local eggs, yogurt, granola, a variety of local and seasonal fresh fruits and veggies along with top quality chicken, tofu, soups, salads and vegetarian options. In addition, there will be a full selection of herbal teas available during the day and coffee at breakfast. Sample menu will be available by early June.
We are thrilled to announce we have hired Chef Amath Ngom of Camp Wicosuta to head the kitchen this year. When not cooking for Camp Wicosuta and managing their large busy kitchen during their summer sessions, Chef Amath cooks at his family restaurant in Africa. He brings not only his unique touch and flair to the kitchen to ensure our expectations for excellent food are exceeded, but also brings his skill at feeding large numbers of people with ease and joy.
MEAL PACKAGE IS $70 FOR SIX HEARTY DELICIOUS MEALS.
For Children 12 and under the meal package is $35.
* Meal package must be purchased in advance.
Please note; There are a limited number of Meal Packages available (400) so purchase early.
We will also have Food Vendors at the WHC this year for those who don’t purchase meal tickets.
Food Vendors & Meal Package at the WHC, 2017
The Food Vendors did such a great job last year, we’ve invited them back again. Though menus may change somewhat, they will be similar to last year’s food choices, which are listed below. For updated menus for 2017, check back after August 1st.
Tulsi Tea Room ~ a popular café and tea room located in Montpelier, Tulsi Tea Room offers delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals, snacks and hot drinks ~ Solenne Thompson, Tulsi Tea Room
- Idli Sambar – a south Indian curried red lentil soup with vegetables and rice and lentil flour sourdough dumplings.
- Dosa – red lentil and rice flour sourdough pancake, served with one or more chutneys: herb, carrot ginger or tamarind
- Tulsi Treats: a variety of whole food sweet treats made with honey and maple syrup. Gluten free with nuts, dried berries, grains, coconut and tea.
- House Chai with Assam black tea, Indian spices, milk & honey.
- Medicinal Mushroom Chai – chaga, birch polypore, turkey tail and reishi. Optional: milk & maple.
- Iced Chai and other iced teas
Woodbelly Pizza & Salads ~ These pizza’s are phenomenal and rank among Vermont’s favorite pies. Woodbelly brings a selection of the best seasonal ingredients to deliver a variety of pies topped with locally and seasonally inspired toppings. Salad ingredients are locally sourced, farm grown, and organic.
- Pizza ~ vegetarian and meat choices available
- Breakfast sandwiches
The Accidental Caterer ~ based out of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, the Accidental Caterer creates locally inspired craft food that has roots in a wide selection of ethnic cuisine. This weekend we will be offering a menu that focuses on organic and local ingredients brought to you in simple, nourishing and delicious foods. All our offerings will be vegetarian and gluten free ~ Elise Goldman, Accidental Caterer
- For breakfast we will offer Overnight Organic Steel Cut Oats with local, handmade yogurt and fresh fruit.
- For lunch and dinner you can plan on a variety of wholesome one-pot dishes like kitchari and Moroccan style chickpeas with fresh vegetable accompaniments.
Friday Breakfast ~ For those arriving on Thursday evening, a couple of the Food Vendors will be serving breakfast food. Breakfast will also be served in the Dinning Hall from 7-8:30, $6 per person; exact change please or checks made payable to Camp Wicosuta (credit cards not accepted)
Camp Wicosuta Meal Package
This is the menu that was served at last year’s WHC. This year’s Meal Package will be similar, though there may be a few additions and changes. For the finalized menu check back August 1. If interested in purchasing the Meal Package ($70 for all 6 meals), reserve early as Meal Packages do sell out.
- Grilled Chicken
- Grilled tempeh (or tofu)
- Steamed Broccoli & Grilled Asparagus
- Cous Cous
- Salad Bar
- “Fruit Pizza’ for desert
- Hot & cold cereal including oatmeal & Wico Crunch
- Scrambled eggs and Hard Boiled Eggs
- Scrambled Tofu w/ veggies
- Yogurt & Fruit bar
- Toast/Jam: Coffee & Tea
- Minestrone and Lentil Soups
- Hummus served with Pita Bread & Pita Chips
- Sandwich & Salad Bar
- Yassa, an authentic Senegal dish (both vegetarian and chicken version)
- Jasmine Rice
- Grilled portabella mushrooms
- Salad Bar & Bread
- Chloe’s Fruit in Cups for dessert
- Hot & cold cereal including oatmeal & Wico Crunch
- Eggs; scrambled & Poached
- Grilled Tofu
- Yogurt & Fruit bar
- Toast/Jam; Coffee & Tea
- Falafel burgers
- Salad Bar w/Quinoa, Toubli and Pasta Salads
- Sandwich Bar w/variety of fillings (vegetarian & meat choices)
- Hummus served w/Pita Bread & Pita Chips