Webster Groves School District and Camp Wyman celebrate 75 years of partnership
In 2023, Wyman and the Webster Groves School District are celebrating 75 years of partnership. In 1948, Wyman developed a “School Camp” program and partnered with William Kloppe, Director of Outdoor Education at the Webster Groves School District, to develop a licensed school curriculum around studying nature. Shortly after, WGSD began sending their 6th grade students to Camp Wyman for a weeklong outdoor educational camp experience.
To commemorate the partnership, visit Camp Wyman during its open house on Sunday, October 8 between 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Visitors will be able to take a tour of camp, participate in activities and reminisce with friends.
This partnership has brought the educational and experiential programs of Camp Wyman to generations of WGSD students from the communities of Webster Groves, Shrewsbury, Rock Hill, Warson Woods, and Glendale; and provided them with the opportunity to celebrate their own leadership, energy, and determination. With the support of Wyman and school staff, they build skills, develop a positive sense of self, and create connections and relationships.
Over the years, the partnership with WGSD has become more than camp. It has become a tradition that 6th graders look forward to every year. It has become an opportunity for students to step outside of their comfort zones and build skills outside of the classroom. And it has become an important place for students to build new friendships and connections that last throughout middle school and high school and into their futures.
As we celebrate 75 years of connections, learning, and growth through school camps, WGSD and Wyman are excited to continue working together to positively impact the lives of their students.
The Webster Groves School District is committed to maintaining an educational and workplace environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, activities and facilities.