About Us

Mission and Goals

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campers form a big circle in the field
Wanakee Staff

Wanakee takes great pride in the personal, social and spiritual growth of campers through meaningful activities.

Mission

Wanakee's mission is to:

  • Love, accept, challenge and provide opportunities for growth to all God's people within our "Beautiful Spiritual Place in the Hills."
  • Help individuals interact with one another, build relationships and to
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Directions to Wanakee

Wanakee is off Route 104 between Interstate 93 and Meredith, NH.

Directions to main camp farmhouse

  • Take Exit 23 off I-93.
  • Go east toward Meredith.
  • In about 4 miles, a "Wanakee" sign directs you to turn south onto Upper New Hampton Rd.
  • Go about 1 mile, and you are at
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Facilities

Farmhouse in spring

back of the red farm house with green field
Philip M. Polehmus

Wanakee's facility is available year-round to church, civic and nonprofit groups.

Nestled in the White Mountain foothills, Wanakee is located outside Meredith, NH in the northern Lakes Region.

Wanakee's 227 acres, located on 270-acre Lake Pemigewasset, has beautiful wooded mountain trails and main camp open spaces. This is a favoriteRead more

Board of Directors

Purpose: The members of the board of directors shall supervise and control the business, property, and affairs of Wanakee, except as otherwise provided by the annual conference, law, or the Wanakee bylaws.Read more

Committees

The board of directors establishes committees to support the mission of Wanakee.Read more

History

Before Wanakee's first summer camp in 1962, New Hampshire Methodists held camp events at rented sites. Meanwhile, some inspired leaders who cared for children and youth searched New Hampshire for a camp site.

Meadowbrook Camp, once a horse camp for girls, was purchased by the New Hampshire Annual Conference ofRead more

Wanakee Song

A beautiful place in the mountains
With sparkling waters of blue.
God's holy Spirit is found there
Waiting for me and you.

Refrain: Because I met you at Wanakee,
I want to learn of you.
Yes, God, you called me at Wanakee;
Now IRead more