Parents, Friends and Alumni Weekend (PFAW) 2023
If there’s one thing parents always say when they’re at Wazi, it’s this: “I want to go to camp myself!” Well, here’s your chance! Current or previous parents, campers and staff, come join us for Camp Waziyatah’s 2023 Parents Friends and Alumni Weekend (PFAW) on August 18th-20th! It’s your chance to be a camper, grown-up style.
What’s included? (IMPORTANT: PFAW is free to attend but only available to previous campers, staff and Wazi famililes) It’s all inclusive, so activities, camp shirt, food, and, since this is an adult’s 21+ only party (no kids), drinks will be provided! Pick-up/drop-off at airports and linens may require a charge.
What does a day look like? Well that depends, what do YOU want to do? Try water skiing, rock climbing, lounging by the lake, campfire, and even a social. This Wazi Weekend looks a lot like camp for kids but with all the freedom of being an adult!
What is Parents, Friends and Alumni Weekend?
It’s your dream weekend at camp. Adult style. Our first ever PFAW last summer was a huge success. It was wonderful to see our friends and alumni and it was a joy to be at camp. We had “Decktails”, “Docktails”, went skiing and rode the zipline, flew off the blob, danced the night away at the social and so much more. PFAW is a time to get back to the woods, out of your comfort zone and into the moment. We suggest you set aside technology (accept the “no tech challenge”, bring a real physical book, spend time with your significant other, and enjoy all the magic and wonder of being a camper (again, or for the first time) at Wazi!
What will we be doing all weekend?
Camp is in full session! There will be a long list of activities taught by our expert instructors, evening activities like campfires, s’mores, a social… maybe even a color war.
What are the accommodations?
Just like all Wazi campers, PFAW campers will stay in our simple, rustic cabins. It’s not the Ritz, and that’s intentional. There will, of course, be no counselors to tell you what to do or what not to do, but they will be there to run activities and keep you safe.
How will I get to there?
You can arrive by car or, for an additional fee, we will bring you to and from camp from either Portland International Jetport or Boston Logan International Airport.
Do we stay in cabins?
Yes! You’re coming to camp. Of course you’re staying in a cabin.
Accommodation on camp (linens will accrue an additional charge), activities, camp shirt, food, and alcohol are all included. The only additional cost is the shuttle to and from the airport, if needed and possibly a linen fee.
What will the food consist of?
Dinner on Friday, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (final banquet) on Saturday, and Breakfast/Lunch Sunday. Allergies, vegetarian/vegan, and religious dietary restrictions will be accommodated. Reminder: Maine is a rustic state with many different species of wildlife. Refrain from bringing food into the cabins as it can attract skunks, raccoons, etc.
Will there be booze?
Yes! We will provide beer, wine, and a few signature cocktail options. If you have alcohol preferences outside of what we provide, you are invited to bring your own and store it with our event bartenders.
Can I bring the family?
This is an adult only event with a minimum participation age of 21. There are no exceptions.
What activities can I do?
We’ll have all the camp classics! Waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, sailing, canoeing, paddle boarding, and everyone’s favorite, the Blob, will all be running on the Waterfront. In Athletics you can play basketball, tennis, soccer, archery, flag football, and riflery. Across the street at Adventure Park you can climb our multi-face climbing tower, hit new heights on our high ropes course, or sail through the trees on the zipline. Never rode a horse? Now is the time to try at horseback riding! For your creative side we have visual arts, performing arts, and dance.
Do I have to do activities?
While we encourage you to enjoy all the activities we have to offer, if you want to lay by the lake with a mimosa and a book, you’re more than welcome to do so. There will be an activity schedule, but if you need a nap, you take that nap.
Sounds great! What do I do to sign up?
You can register online. Registration form here!
How will the party run in light of Covid-19?
Camp Waziyatah will be adhering to Maine State Regulations and recommendations from the CDC. As we get more information moving into summer, we will update all participants on how we will be addressing Covid-19 in regards to the weekend. This portion of our FAQ will be updated, as well as e-mail outreach to party participants, to let everyone know how Wazi will be celebrating our 100th anniversary while still keeping everyone safe.
Alumni Refer and Receive
Want to learn more? Click here to talk with Maddie Acosta, one of our New Family Liaisons, about effective ways we talk about Wazi to new families, materials available for reach out, and any additional questions you may have on the Refer + Receive program.
Wazi Alumni, Friends, and Family –
Golden tickets to the party of the summer are limited and are given to our Alumni, Friends and Family.