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The Reservation

OUTSTANDING NATURAL FEATURES

For those who attend, Wah-Tut-Ca Reservation is a mystical, magical place located on Northwood Lake in Northwood, New Hampshire. Adventure is just waiting for you in Southern NH.

 Located between Concord and Portsmouth NH the camp is more than 325 acres of heavily wooded forest. It is bordered by thousands of acres of parks and natural protected easements. 

 

The camp has  more than a mile of shoreline on Northwood Lake.  There are natural wonders such as a 700 foot talus forested cliff face, several pristine high basin vernal pools and four brooks that feed the lake. 

 

The diverse landscape supports 27 species of trees and shrubs, as well as considerable wildlife.

Once a 18th century farm the land is a perfect place to view forest to farm to forest development of the last 400 years.

The camp also has sites that are believed to be ancient Native American in origin.

Summer Program Areas
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Northwood Lake

Northwood Lake is a 653-acre water body located in Rockingham and Merrimack counties in southern New Hampshire in the towns of Deerfield, Epsom and Northwood. The outlet of the lake is the Little Suncook River, flowing west to the Suncook River, a tributary of the Merrimack River.

 

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including smallmouth &  largemouth bass, chain pickerel, and brown bullhead, and white perch.

 

The lake is nearly three miles long and up to a mile and a half in width oriented in an east to west alignment. The Wah-Tut-Ca Reservation is most of the eastern shoreline.

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Eagerly search for what is over there

Nature immersion Programs

Things are different. There was a time when children would go off on their bicycles and explore and play outdoors. All would be well if you were home by dinner and before the streetlights were on. Even after dinner it would be OK to sneak out and go to a field and look at the stars in the sky with your buddies.

 

Family life has become different. In most cases both parents have jobs outside the home. Single parent households are common. Youth are more sedentary, and their lives are often ruled by a long list of programmed and scheduled activities. Most kids lack the outdoor experience. With the advent of computers, video games, and television, children have more and more reasons to stay inside. The average American child spends 44 hours a week with electronic media.

 

Attention disorders and depression have been attributed to lack of connection to the outdoors.  Several studies show that kids who don't get nature-time seem more prone to anxiety, depression and attention-deficit problems. Going outside and being in the quiet and calm can help greatly. 

 

Many youth organizations recognize the challenges to today’s kids. Lantern Light Camps was created to provide the facilities, elements, and experiences to assist youth organizations in the creation of meaningful outdoor programs.