Master Planning

Master Planning

Camp Wildwood

Project Manager/Designer: Robert M. Scarano jr.

Completion Date: January 2004

Location: Albany, New York


Wildwood's master-plan for the design and construction of a summer camp for inner-city children in a quiet rural setting in upstate New York was a welcome departure from the standard work of our firm.With over twenty rolling acres, a stream and a lake, this picturesque setting makes for an ideal escape from the rigors of city life.The program consists of religious and gathering spaces, both out-door and indoor, dormitory accommodations, a cafeteria, dining room and sports facilities.Working with the site to create distinct zones, the design allows for the separation of uses while maintaining uniformity of places.Buildings designed for individual uses create a simple architectural statement that helps to unite the functions in a recognizable style and provide the sense of permanence sought by the institution.