Trisha & Paul Ludwig, Executive Directors
Master's in Nursing and Education
Hello. We are Paul and Trisha Ludwig, the 3rd generation of Camp directors and owners of Camp Bil-O-Wood. Together, we have over 50 years of summer camp experience. We choose to spend our summers here because we believe summer camp offers something that the real world does not.
The number one question we get from parents is why summer camp for my child? The simplest answer to that question is: the summer camp experience is something that cannot be duplicated at home.
Camp Bil-O-Wood teaches life skills such as self-concept, independence and interdependence. The community living environment, away from home, allows for a unique experience where children can grow and develop under their own direction and amongst their peers.
Because, at camp, we live together with people of all ages from young children to young adults, we learn to be both leaders and followers. We learn to rely on our own decision-making abilities and decide which actions help us to become the people we want to become. As the parents of three young children ourselves, we know that kids grow and develop leaps and bounds when they are surrounded by the positive influence of their peers.
At Camp Bil-O-Wood, we carefully design our program and choose our staff to support the healthy, positive, and upward growth of our campers. We do this by offering a variety of programs such as athletics, aquatics, the arts, and wilderness exploration, but most importantly through encouraging laughter, fun, and friendship.
If you ask any of our campers why they return year after year, they will tell you it is because of their friends. In no other place, can our kids spend day after day experiencing the joys of life amongst their friends. It is this incredibly safe and supportive environment that makes camp the unique experience that cannot be duplicated anywhere else.
And this is why we believe the Bil-O-Wood experience is right for children.