Welcome to Dudley
Before you know it you’ll be in Beckman Hall starting out another “best ever” day at Dudley. For returning campers, you know what this means. For new campers, get ready for an amazing summer filled with friends, fun, new experiences and non-stop activity. Camp is a place where magic happens, and every day is filled with things you want to do. You’ll live independently with your buddies and learn to make good choices that impact the lives of others. Here are a few important things to consider:
Make new friends
Sometimes at home it is hard to introduce yourself to others knowing that you may be very different from them or that you don’t have much in common. At Dudley, everyone is here to have a ball and enjoy their summer. Boys come from 33 different states and 10 foreign countries to spend their summers here. You won’t get very far without meeting someone new who will want to go for a swim, play some hoops or hit the golf range with you. Get ready to meet some great new friends – many of whom you’ll call your lifelong friend.
Try new things
I can assure you that there is something offered at Dudley that you haven’t tried before. It could be sailing or stand up paddle boarding. It might be getting on stage in a play or going for a morning jog. It might be cooking over an open fire or rock climbing. It might even be trying a meal that you wouldn’t touch at home. If you try new things at Camp, you might just fall in love with something you’ll want to get more involved in back at home.
Make the most of every day
Your time at camp will fly by. Most of you will come for a single session which is only 27 days. Those days will go by so quickly and before you know it you’ll be driving home telling you family all about your experiences. Sure, there will be some times that are challenging, but for the most part you’ll have positive experiences all day long. Look for ways to make a positive impact on those around you and your times together will be memorable.
I couldn’t be happier to be here at Camp Dudley, and we all want you to have the best summer of your life. Let’s make it happen together.
– Matt #13804
TestimonialsThe feeling of spending Choice Time at Swim Point after a day of lacrosse on the Junior/Senior fields and looking forward to the Wednesday Night Show is something only Dudley can offer. However, I think that the best part of Dudley isn't the Choice Time activities or Hymn Sing every Sunday, but the people
TestimonialsI wish to return to Camp Dudley because I LOVED IT! It was an experience of a lifetime. It was my first time being away from home for that long and I didn’t want to leave. My favorite aspect of the program was the leadership roles. I enjoyed this part because it showed me more of how to be a leader.
TestimonialsMy number one reason for wanting to come back to Camp Dudley is because of the people! Last year, the people I met were like nothing I've ever experienced -- they were so generous and intelligent. If you walked up to a game of taps, or any kind of game, people included you no matter what. I also felt that the guidance given by the leadership helped me make decisions and think better about myself than I would without that help… Camp Dudley has changed my life because it will not only help me now, but will carry me on into my adult life