As a New Woodsey during your first Unicamp meeting, you may be wondering – what are all these weird phrases everyone is using? Go to the BIFF – what? The four crazy people standing in front of me singing songs are called LSHIP? Welcome to Woodsey Lingo!! While it may be overwhelming at first to keep up with all the new phrases, you’ll be a pro in no time! And if you are not sure what they’re talking about, just ask those around you. Old Woodseys are more than willing to help – we all remember being confused at our first meeting! We have all been there. Soon enough you’ll be joining in, too! For now, here’s a little Woodsey Dictionary to help you get started!  

Woodsey a person, action, environment, attitude, or feeling…anything related to Unicamp and its mission  

Camp River Glen the campsite where Unicamp takes place

Co Co-counselor or co-specialist; you work closely with them and depend on them for support before and during the week of camp   Heinous something that is unwoodsey

BIFFY stands for Bathroom In The Forest For You, the bathrooms that we use up at camp

Biffy Juice is the the waste that seeps through the dirt when campers flush too much.

MWL stands for Much Woodsey Love, and is how volunteers sign off on their emails. 

Wench  was someone assigned to campers/staff during chores or other things they didn’t know about (especially doing dish duty long ago). They often led skits and taught camp songs during campfires and were very experienced in camp and the ways of camp.

LSHIP stands for Leadership, the Woodseys that will guide you through your guide and week at camp

Classic Camp is the traditional program at UniCamp, Classic Camp provides traditional summer activities and outcome based programming to campers ages 10-14.

OCP stands for Older Camper Programs; includes Unicorps, W.A.L.L., and S.A.I.L.

Unicorps This older camper program focuses on high school aged students participating in service learning and giving back to their community.

W.A.L.L. stands for Wilderness Adventures in Leadership and Learning; this older camper program teachers campers the important of teamwork and perseverance through a 4 day, 26 mile hike

S.A.I.L. stands for Sailing Adventures Inspiring Leaders; this older camper program teaches campers leadership, the important of teamwork and mental determination through a physically demanding week of sailing

K-Staff stands for Kitchen Staff. They are the seasonal paid/volunteer staff that prepares all the food up at camp.

PD stands for Program Director. Usually in pairs, Program Directors manage and lead their respective programs of camp: Classic Camp, W.A.L.L., UniCorps, and S.A.I.L.


Happy Camp Season 2013!!!!!



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