Wanakee Camp

75 Upper New Hampton RdMeredith, NH 03253
Phone: (603) 279-7950Website: Visit Website Google Map

Wanakee is a traditional Christian summer camp and year-round retreat center, owned and operated by the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church. Our camp and retreat programming focuses on building loving relationships and communities of radical acceptance.

Wanakee is located in central New Hampshire. We provide seven weeks of summer camp programming for children, youth, and adults, as well as events year-round. Wanakee's focus is on building and nurturing strong communities of radical acceptance, where campers of all ages can grow personally, socially, and spiritually.

Each summer, more than 550 campers experience our welcoming community, swim in a spring-fed lake, challenge themselves on our ropes course, and make friends that will last a lifetime. Summer programming is supported by 27 staff and over 75 volunteers, all carefully screened and trained.

Our Homestead Retreat, a modern log cabin, hosts our year-round retreat program, and our full site is available in the spring and fall. Please be in touch to explore possibilities for your youth retreat, family reunion, scouting trip, staff training, or other event.

Wanakee's mission is to:

  • Love, accept, challenge and provide opportunities for growth to all God's people within our "Beautiful Spiritual Place in the Hills."
  • Help individuals interact with one another, build relationships and to grow in their Christian faith through experiences within a Christian community.
  • Send participants forth into the world to celebrate and share God's love.

Our camping programs are designed to:

  • Provide opportunities for personal growth that stimulate the development of a camper’s self-esteem.
  • Provide campers with techniques for safe and appropriate ways to explore their personal faith.
  • Help individuals interact with one another, build relationships and contribute to a diverse Christian Community.
  • Help campers experience and appreciate nature within the rustic environment of camp and camp programs.

Wanakee events are available to persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy, or political orientation. For accessibility questions and support, contact Wanakee at 603-279-7950.